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YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Brian Shelton and Stewart Green, August 2004
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Submitted By: Rich F. on Jan 1, 2009

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Rich leads Helios. Photo credit Dave G.


This is a short sport route with a crux between the 1st and 2nd bolt.


The route is the second bolted route from the right on the Solar Slab. It starts just left of a large juniper tree then climbs up and left to the anchors.

I recommend buying Stewart Green's Red Rocks guidebook at the Garden of the Gods Visitor's Center for complete route descriptions and maps of all routes.


4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

Photos of Helios Slideshow Add Photo
Bill on a Colorado trip.
Bill on a Colorado trip.
Celena leading Helios.
Celena leading Helios.
5.9 TR variation L of Helios.  Photo:  Leo Paik.
5.9 TR variation L of Helios. Photo: Leo Paik.
Bevy on Helios, 2013.
Bevy on Helios, 2013.

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By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Mar 31, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Nice (5.9?) TR variation to Helios anchors, climbing about 15 ft left of Helios bolt line.
By Arlo F Niederer
From: Fort Collins, CO
Mar 27, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Three fun, interesting cruxes following a natural line for a route.
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