Avg: 3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 500 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||676 total · 45/month|
|Shared By:||John Peterson on Oct 25, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionOn the far right of Helen's Dome is a nice, 4 pitch, bolted route up the slabs.
P1. Go up a round arete to a tree, 100', 5.7.
P2. Continue up a short, steep face (probably 5.9 but optional - you can go right up an easy crack and step back left), then follow bolts to a semi-hanging belay, 100', 5.9 (or 5.8).
P3. Climb more slab to a hanging belay where the angle eases, 100', 5.7.
P4. Finish up the East slab to the top, 140', 5.5.
It is not as nicely consistent as FFT, but it is a fun outing.
I use this route to descend FFT - you need 2 ropes. You can rap P2 and P3 at just under 200'.
The route continues to the top of Sheepshead - this only covers the part on Helen's.