Type: Boulder
FA: Doug Rouse
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Shared By: doug rouse on Sep 30, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start Grape Ape from the Heli. Dir. Start holds. Go up with the L. hand past the usual rail, to the large two-sided hold used in the original Helicopter line (a long stretch close to 6'). Work the feet, bring right hand up to the pyramid shaped hold along the lower rail, cross over with the left hand to the next hold on the lower rail. Feet again, then shoot up to the triangular pinch with the right hand. Get established, then move the L. hand to the large undercling slot just right of the lower rail (left of the Center Route pinch). Set up on the pinch, and undercling, then hit the lip with your right hand to finish. Very core intensive, and a positive ape index helps.


Left side of the Hole.


Spotter / pads.


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doug rouse
Denver, CO.
doug rouse   Denver, CO.
Grape Ape is an alternate start to "Reality Bites", an old Twinam route that shares the finish...which can be a ripper if you don't stick the lip solid. Sep 30, 2008
I think I got all the holds right for this one!! Cool eliminate and powerful moves as well!! Sep 20, 2009
doug rouse
Denver, CO.
doug rouse   Denver, CO.
Right on, Luke! This one is now "off the list"...too much skin left on the edge of the roof! Dec 30, 2009