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Excalibur abbreviated T 

The Mongoose Rock Climbing 


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Mongoose, Sari and two imposters on the right.

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Next to Sari up Onion Cr.- east of the Hindu.The Mongoose is a little taller and more tower like than its neighbor and sits atop a small pedestal.

Getting There 

Park just before the bridge.Cross the creek and hike up the obvious ledgy,bowl like affair N.E. of the tower.A spot or two of third class,then contour to the base of the east side.The route starts at a couple of windows between the towers.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mongoose from base

Excalibur abbreviated 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 R  Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Mongoose
The original route on the Mongoose is called Excalibur and starts on the downhill (N.E.)side of the tower and faces the creek.That route is five pitches long and climbs the longest possible line on the formation.The route described here is the abbreviated version of Excalibur and sneaks up the backside of the tower and climbs the last two pitches.Not sure if the pitch coming out of the saddle next to Sari is part of the original route.Faces South, Southeast.Pitch 1 - Gain the saddle between Sari...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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