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Mongoose Block

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Bitch Slap 
East Overhang of Mongoose Block 
Look Ma, No Hands 
Low Traverse into Slapper 
Mongoose Block West Overhang 
Nose Lunge 
Swiss Cheese 
Unknown (Compression Northeast) 
Unknown V4 
Unknown V7 aka Slapper 
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Mongoose Block Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Bob Robinson on Jan 3, 2010


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Mongoose Block is the largest and arguably the best boulder in the Snake Pit. This perfect, bullet sandstone block features many easy to moderate routes with mostly flat, sandy landings. Sit down starts can be added to almost any problem for a grade boost, but its two overhanging aretes are fun at any grade.

Getting There 

To find Mongoose Block, park at the South Parking Lot and hike north on the Ute Trail that lies just east of the road. Hike a couple hundred meters, and Mongoose is the large, chalked-up boulder on your left.

Climbing Season

For the The Snake Pit Area area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mongoose Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mongoose Block:
Unknown (Compression Northeast)   V3- 6A     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   
Swiss Cheese   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 10'   
Unknown V4   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Unknown V7 aka Slapper   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   
East Overhang of Mongoose Block   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 10'   
Low Traverse into Slapper   V9 7C     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Mongoose Block
Rock Climbing Photo: Start where this guy's right hand is.  Move right ...

Low Traverse into Slapper V9 7C  Colorado : Colorado Springs : ... : Mongoose Block
Start low on the left side of the overhang on the large, undercling holds. In the photo, you'd have your hands roughly matched where the guy's right hand is. Stay low and move right through the start of the V4 into the start of Slapper. Finish up with Slapper! In my mind, this is the best problem at The Snakepits....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lindsey finishing up the V0.
Lindsey finishing up the V0.
Rock Climbing Photo: The prow on Mongoose Block.
The prow on Mongoose Block.

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