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Routes in Mongoose Block

Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: Dave Shearer and Preston Hopfensprenger in 1992 or 1993?
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Shared By: SAL on Feb 4, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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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.




Will Clark
Colorado Springs, CO
Will Clark   Colorado Springs, CO
Got the send today! Watched some video afterwards, looks like most people get a kneebar out left after the first move, I ended up heel hooking out right just right of the first move. Great climb! Probably the best in The Snake Pit. May 5, 2016
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....… Feb 26, 2012
Jerad Friedrichs
Colorado Springs
Jerad Friedrichs   Colorado Springs
The common name that goes around the community is called The Slapper. May 18, 2009
Jared LaVacque
Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jared LaVacque   Anchorage/Grand Junction  
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. Apr 27, 2009
Tobin Sanson
San Rafael, CA
Tobin Sanson   San Rafael, CA
Clip Apr 25, 2009
LeeAB Brinckerhoff
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
We used to call this The Groiner, for how hard you pull on the heel hook. Apr 1, 2009
half-pad-mini-jug   crauschville
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.... Mar 11, 2009
SAL   broomdigiddy
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 :) Feb 8, 2009
Patrick Manitou
Atlanta, GAAAAA
Patrick Manitou   Atlanta, GAAAAA
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 5, 2009