3DS Rock Rock Mountain

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Rock Rock Mountain
Alpine Pass
Rock Rock Mountain
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (7)
Tour(s) New York Tour
Tokyo Tour
Winter Tour (2019)
London Tour
Valentine's Tour
Vancouver Tour
Yoshi Tour (2020)
Cooking Tour
Wild West Tour
Pirate Tour
Berlin Tour
Cat Tour
Paris Tour (2021)
Summer Tour
Mario vs. Peach Tour
Frost Tour
Staff Ghost 2:35.105 by Nin★Morimo
(Wiggler with the Standard Kart, Red Monster tires, and Super Glider)
Expert Staff Ghost 2:19.149 by Nin★Hiroma
(Wiggler with the Standard Kart, Mushroom tires, and Flower Glider)
Wi-Fi Available (3DS)
Music
Course map
Mario Kart 7
Rock Rock Mountain bottom screen mapRock Rock Mountain
Mario Kart Tour
Map of 3DS Rock Rock Mountain from Mario Kart Tour.

Rock Rock Mountain (known as Alpine Pass in the British English version) is the fourth and final race course in the Flower Cup of Mario Kart 7. It takes place on a mountain with pipes and a forest. A part of this course's music is an arrangement of the title theme from the NES game Mach Rider.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The first part of the track takes place on a mountainous cliff with steep drops on the left side, and in a cave with Swoops. The second part of the track takes place in a mountainous forest, with huge gliding sections aplenty. The final section of the track takes place on a mountainside with rolling rocks falling down serving as obstacles. There are many Dash Panels in this section that lie in the boulders' path.

Along with Cheep Cheep Lagoon and DK Jungle, this course was playable in demo versions of the game.

Course layout[edit]

The start of the track

The track starts on a curvy cliff road on the side of a mountain. The road leads to a cave in the mountain with Swoops flying and columns blocking the way. After exiting the cave there is a sharp downhill bridge into a Glide Ramp. The ramp opens up the glider, and there are pipes that must be dodged while gliding down into a valley. One of the pipes blows air in the second lap. Racers land in the forest, driving through trees and felled trunks before hitting a second, but smaller, gliding section. The road then turns to the right, and into a steep uphill climb up the mountain past rolling rocks and Dash Panels. At the top of the mountain is a glider ramp, leading in to the finish line.

If the player goes to the right side of the forest after the second glider section, they will find a tree without leaves, possibly a mistake by the developers. There are a few more trees without leaves to the left at the end of the forest; all but one of the trees are shown with leaves on the map.

When racing online, only one of the pipes blows air on the third lap, and the second coin ring in the air is removed.

Shortcuts[edit]

After the second glider it is possible to cut through the grass only with one mushroom, and the first turn is cuttable with the Peach Parasol or the Flower Glider, as they can rise higher in the air. On time trials it is also possible to use a mushroom in the air to skip the windy cliffs at the start.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course's icon in Mario Kart Tour

Rock Rock Mountain reappears in Mario Kart Tour. Here, the course recieved some changes. The mountain is now a tan color, instead of dirt. The glide ramp after the cave now resembles the T variation ramps. This course is a favorite of Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Waluigi, Yoshi (Reindeer), Toadette (Explorer), and Wario (Hiker). It is also a favorite of Mario (Happi) if he is at level 3 and Penguin Luigi if he is at level 6.

As with each course in the game, Rock Rock Mountain has variants known as Rock Rock Mountain R and Rock Rock Mountain T. The T version of Rock Rock Mountain is one of three courses in Mario Kart Tour that does not start in the same place as the original, the others being 3DS Rainbow Road T and R/T. In this case, the starting line is now midway through the forest after the first Glide Ramp.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of 3DS Rock Rock Mountain tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロックロックマウンテン
Rokku Rokku Maunten
Rock Rock Mountain
Chinese 岩岩山
Yán Yán Shān
Rock Rock Mountain
Dutch Kampioensberg Champion Mountain
French Mont Éboulis Mount Scree
German Gebirgspfad Mountain Trail
Italian Monte Roccioso Rocky Mount
Korean 록 록 마운틴
Rok Rok Mauntin
Rock Rock Mountain
Portuguese (NOA) Montanha Rochosa Rocky Mountain
Portuguese (NOE) Passagem Montanhosa Mountainous Pass
Russian Крутой перевал
Krutoy pereval
Steep Pass
Spanish Montaña Roqui-Roque Rocky Rock Mountain

Trivia[edit]

  • In Mario Kart Tour, Rock Rock Mountain has the longest gap between reappearances in tours, with there being ten tours total between its appearances in the Pirate Tour and the Berlin Tour. It is the only non-city course with this distinction. Also, it is the only course that has yet to receive a R/T variation among the courses which are available since launch. As of the Space Tour, it is also the only 3DS course without an R/T variant.