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Elevation: 1,723 ft 525 m
GPS: 33.8366, -117.1733
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jan 25, 2008 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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This large boulder sits above the equestrian trail, on the hillside a few hundred yards south of Big Rock. The walls are northwest facing and south facing, with four bolted lines and several TR problems. The composition of the rock is the same as Big Rock, but the climbs are more about balance and traditional face holds, with little smearing. One nice departure from other climbs in the area, this boulder has a nice, fractured patina covering the upper section, just past the crux of most of the climbs. The hard routes are on the northwest face and west prow, "protected" with nice new “fresh” 1/2 SS bolts as of 2018 thanks to Brian Courtney and the ASCA. The moderates are on the south face and well-protected with new bolts and a great two-bolt rap anchor.

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To reach the Helios Boulder (clearly visible from the open area in front of Big Rock) follow the equestrian/hiking trail on the west side of the valley, up into the hills to the south. Cross three modern wood bridges (thank you Boy Scouts) and pass a park bench. At the last hairpin turn before the summit ridge, follow the faint trail left and up to the base of the boulder. Allow five minutes easy hiking from the base of Big Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Helios Boulder

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Praise the Rays
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Kissed by the Sun
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Solar Cell
TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 4
Helios
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Praise the Rays
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Kissed by the Sun
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Solar Cell
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Helios
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad
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