Elevation: 6,900 ft
GPS: 32.378, -110.704 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jbak . on Apr 25, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

A fun little crag with some unusual routes. Mt Lemmons's answer to the Frog Prince area at Datil.

Easy to see as you drive up the Mt Lemmon Highway. It looks like a helmet sitting up on the slope in front of you as you drive past Col. Birdseye.

Morning shade.

The crag is west-facing with a vertical face on the left, and a shallow cave on the right.

It's a good idea to check the nuts on chain-draw hangers frequently. Let me know if any are loose.

Not a big deal in our dry climate, but FWIW this crag is totally stainless steel.

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There is some confusion (my fault) about route naming in the cave:

Chain Gang - the name EFR gave to the roof chains.

No Climb For Old Men = El Torito start + Chain Gang
Freeloader = Dwarf Toss start + Chain Gang

Getting There

Park just down-road from the Window. Same as for Middle Earth. I'll post a map. 10 min approach.

14 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Helmet

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Demolition Derby
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
El Torito
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 20
The Crossing
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Dwarf Toss
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
No Climb For Old Men
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Demolition Derby
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
El Torito
 14
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Crossing
 20
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Dwarf Toss
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
No Climb For Old Men
 3
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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