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Helen's Dome
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L to R R to L Alpha
A Nice Top Rope TR 
AWOL (aka Moss Toss) T 
Beam Me Up, Scotty T 
Borderline Boulevard  T 
Brave Cowboy T 
Buffalo Soldier T,S 
Buffalo Tears T 
Electric Koolaid Acid Test  T 
Face Value T 
Fool's Gold T,S 
Fractured Fairytales S 
Gettin' the Groove S 
On the Bus T 
Pebble Beach T,TR 
Spree T,S 
Sticks 'n' Stones T 
Unknown on South Face T 


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
Page Views: 1,144
Submitted By: Derek Lawrence on Jun 23, 2001

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


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).


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

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Just before the anchors.
Just before the anchors.

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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.
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