Sport, 500 ft (152 m), 4 pitches, Grade II,
Avg: 2.6 from 7
> S Platte
> Goose Creek/Mol…
> Helen's Dome
On 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.
10 or 11 draws.