Helix*** HVS 5a
The original Oread route of the crag. Start on the right and take the easiest line up and left to a tricky move gaining a junction with the DNA arete. Continue across the face of the buttress to the top of OCM, before finishing up the little hanging groove. Awesome positions abound!

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

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This climb is in 12 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

mickg777 - Lead - 2014

thrutch - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Sven

Ketu - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Graeme H

hard crux, top end of 5a, excellent climb but not quite the mega classic I was expecting (see article in On Peak Rock guide book listing the top 8 climbs on gritstone compared to Rocksport's Original where Helix is listed along side the Peapod, Valkyrie, Suicide wall etc, which while it is good it isn't anywhere near in the same league), 2x abseils to get gear so rob could lead too
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Rob

climbed the crux better on 2nd using a different sequence. Overall actually enjoyed it on 2nd better as I could relax completely whilst climbing
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Rob

Coel Hellier - Lead - 03/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 2006

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/03 with Joe Thompson

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Mar/98

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 30/May/96 with Steve Dean, Chris Thorp, John Cutcliffe

Roget - Solo rpt - 01/May/92

Roget - 2nd O/S - 1988 with jim

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