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Routes in Helios Boulder

Anthem of the Sun T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Helios T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Kissed by the Sun S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Praise the Rays S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Solar Cell TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sun Ra TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description [Suggest Change]

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 composite 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 manky bolts. The moderates are on the south face and well-protected with new bolts and a great two-bolt rap anchor.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Praise the Rays
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Kissed by the Sun
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Praise the Rays
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Kissed by the Sun
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
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