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Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty V5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

Located about 300m east of Kindargarten Rock (aka Grey Rock or Cathedral Rock) on the east side of the road. This huge boulder lies in a sunken area surrounded by bushes just off the road.

Probably the Garden's most secluded bouldering area which provides a number of lines up the bombproof, limestone-like (actually compacted sandstone) rock. Watch for rattlesnakes and bring some bug juice during the spring and summer. Difficulties vary. Mongoose block is the largest boulder and has some good routes like nose lunge V4 on the southeast corner. The flakes on the southwest corner are a fun V0 and the center of the south wall is a V2.

Submitted by: coclimber26 on 2002-12-02
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Route ID: 10656

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Ratings
  Difficulty V2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: houslele on 2010-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2010-09-01

Ratings
  Difficulty V12
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: MJCMAJIC on 2010-08-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars No Playground for the weary

GREAT PLAY GROUND, watch your back , there are plenty of problems that don't present fall impalement danger. but a few that do. If you want to be able to solve a half dozen problems in a relatively short time in just about every v class....hit the snake pit

Added: 2010-08-10

Ratings
  Difficulty V0
  Safety Rating G
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Goo on 2008-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars bouldering

did a bunch of various boldering problems here.

Added: 2008-10-06

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: cragjumper on 2004-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Played on Mongoose - lots of fun routes with easy or hard holds if you want them, plus easy top outs for those height-afflicted climbers (also good since there's not much room to spot between the boulder and the surrounding brush). Had particular fun trying out sit starts on both overhanging sides.

Added: 2004-08-13

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: bighead on 2004-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-06-06

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