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Mowgli Grape 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]
FA: keith becconsoll 5/06
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 19, 2007

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Description 

Starting at the base of Dirtigo, climb up an left to the arete at the right side of the dirty section of rock. Follow face holds up along the edge with a few comfortable stances. You eventually meet up with the original finish to Dirtigo and gain the quick clips.

The climbing is much like Dirtigo and not much harder, so if you can lead one you can likely lead the other.


Location 

Just left of Dirtigo (5.3) is another line of bolts, this one following the arete.


Protection 

Roughly the same number of bolts as Dirtigo to quick clips.



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Joe toproping Mowgli Grape
Joe toproping Mowgli Grape
The view from the top of Mowgli Grape... not bad for only one pitch! Top of Venus wall can be seen in the lower right
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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jul 6, 2009
rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

This route is fun, but it does not have quick clips it just has glue-ins for the anchors ( to lower have the final climb traverse over to Dirtago's anchors and you can easily lower from there), and a bolt is place very weird as it is in a little concave facing the sky. also the is a bolt by the small bush on the way up, it is easily missed. But overall a fun route

By cjdrover
From: Somerville, MA
Aug 2, 2010

Hardware must have been updated in the last year - there are now quick clips on both anchors.

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 3, 2010
rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

The quick clips are rumored to be added by Richard Parker, he has been going around and updating anchors on routes he uses when he guides. I think its pretty cool of him to aknowledge that he puts wear into the anchors and fixes them. A big thanks to Richard.

By J Meagher
Nov 13, 2013
rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

The quick clips on this are getting pretty rusty as of august 2013. One of them no longer closes on its own and both have rust all over. I'll try to post a picture if I can. I understand this really isn't a priority route but it could use replacements

By Nick Grant
From: Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Jun 29, 2014

I was on Mowgli Grape with my daughter on Saturday, and both of the biners on the quick clips at the top are broken. The gates have no spring action and just flip-flop. Because this is a route climbed by many beginners, it's good to know (in advance) what's going on with the anchors at the top.