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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Brian Shelton and Stewart Green, August 2004
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Submitted By: Rich F. on Jan 1, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Helios, 5.7+. El Sol, 5.6. Frigga, 5.7 TR.

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This is a short sport route with a crux between the 1st and 2nd bolt.


The route is the second bolted route from the right on the Solar Slab. It starts just left of a large juniper tree then climbs up and left to the anchors.

I recommend buying Stewart Green's Red Rocks guidebook at the Garden of the Gods Visitor's Center for complete route descriptions and maps of all routes.


4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

Photos of Helios Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Helios, 5.7+.
BETA PHOTO: Helios, 5.7+.
Rock Climbing Photo: Helios.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rich leads Helios.  Photo credit: Dave G.
Rich leads Helios. Photo credit: Dave G.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill on a Colorado trip.
Bill on a Colorado trip.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bevy on Helios, 2013.
Bevy on Helios, 2013.
Rock Climbing Photo: Celena leading Helios.
Celena leading Helios.
Rock Climbing Photo: 5.9 TR variation L of Helios.  Photo:  Leo Paik.
5.9 TR variation L of Helios. Photo: Leo Paik.

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By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Mar 31, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Nice (5.9?) TR variation to Helios anchors, climbing about 15 ft left of Helios bolt line.
By Arlo F Niederer
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 27, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Three fun, interesting cruxes following a natural line for a route.
By David Tennant
From: Denver, CO
Dec 8, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This route had a handful of cool little one and two finger pockets and pretty fun movement. During warmer months, I've run into wasps in some of the pockets, so definitely be cautious about those awesome pockets. The were mainly around the huge hueco midway up, but there was one hiding in one of the right pockets close to the start.
By Tim Brogan
May 28, 2016

Really sandy from the recent rain which made it feel a little harder today. Everything is still good. All bolts and hangers are in good shape. Anchor rings have a little wear in them from people lowering off, maybe 1/4 of the way through.

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