This is the hardest problem on this boulder that I know of. Start low on left sidepull and a really low, right pinch.
This is on the Southwest corner of Mongoose.
BETA PHOTO: The X on the right would be the start of this cool...
Jables repeating the slapper twice.
The nose and main route of the boulder.
|Comments on Unknown V7 aka Slapper
|By Patrick Manitou|
From: Manitou Springs, Co
Feb 5, 2009
rating: V7-8 7B
This is the line that moves out the obvious set of slopers on the steepest part of the block. Super fun moves, always give myself blood blisters from slapping at the slick holds as hard as I can. There's a vid of a guy sending this somewhere on youtube....
Also, I think the problem on the east face of this block might be harder, I know it is for me.
Feb 8, 2009
There is some key heel hook beta to keep you from leaving bloody. I peeled off the jug my last time on it. I was just too pumped. Next time it will go.
I have not attempted any of the problems on the east face, so in terms of rating them I can't compare. This problem seemed to be the most sustained at least. The east face stuff seems more like one move wonders on painful holds :)
Mar 11, 2009
rating: V7 7A+
Ya... I don't remember what this problem's called but it's 7/8, and there's a harder one that starts where you are in the pic and traverses right into the 7/8 and that goes at V9 or so....
From: ABQ, NM
Apr 1, 2009
rating: V8- 7B
We used to call this The Groiner, for how hard you pull on the heel hook.
|By Jared LaVacque|
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Apr 27, 2009
The first ascent of this line was by Dave Shearer and Preston Hopfensprenger in 1992 or 1993. To the best of my knowledge it was never given a name.
|By Jerad Friedrichs|
From: Colorado Springs
May 18, 2009
The common name that goes around the community is called The Slapper.
|By David Becker|
Feb 26, 2012
I'm assuming this is the heel hook beta that you guys are talking about? And I think I started on the right holds and moved up it correctly. It felt like a 7, so I guess....