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Helen's Dome
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Spree 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dave Dunblazier, Cathy Bright
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Submitted By: Derek Lawrence on Jun 23, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Lin warming up on Spree? (Tree fits description, o...

Description 

Start off the ramp about 50 feet right of the large squeeze/dihedral (Face Value). Look for a small tree growing behind a loose flake.

Head up off the flake past the tree (place a dicey, small nut, tricam, or TCU in the seam) to the first bolt (5.8). Follow the bolts (4 or 5?) up the face to the anchors. This route is a good intro to climbing on Helen's Dome.

Rap the route with double ropes (one 60m will just get you to the top of the flake forcing a downclimb).


Protection 

Take 8-10 quickdraws and a small wire/tri-cam/TCU for the initial seam. Fixe rap anchors at belay.



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By Matt Chan
From: Boulder
Oct 24, 2005

I take it bolts have been added? I think Ken Trout's guide says that there are only two bolts and making the pitch runout.

By rob bauer
From: Golden, CO
Aug 11, 2009

I counted 6 bolts to the anchors. Very civilized.

By Jeff Buhl
Jul 14, 2014

Really nice route - you can also get a decent red Alien in right before pulling into finishing slab. It's a good run to the anchors from the last bolt, albeit moderate climbing.