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Danger Mouse S 
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Jaws S 
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Pony Express T,S 
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Thunder Toad S 
Unknown (crack with pin left of Unnamed 5.11) T 
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Jaws 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Jay Foley (bolted by Brian Pletta), 2002
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Nov 24, 2012

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Description 

Jaws is among the hardest climbs at Tres Piedras, at mid-5.12. It is a bit out-of-character with the area. Here's why: The crux is overhanging and bouldery. It's a fully bolted sport climb. The bolts are close enough at the hard parts that it's never scary. It has significant lichen. Still, it is a fun climb and deserving of more attention. Jaws is shaded all day.

After 2 bolts of 5.8 climbing, gain a lichen-covered slab, angle left to its apex. Pull through a roof onto a slightly overhanging face, just to the right of the arete. This has great position! It stays sustained with small holds almost all the way to the anchor, and is a little hard to read (especially if it stays unchalked). You can step left to a rest on the arete a couple of moves early.


Location 

This is the bolted climb on the North Side of Mosaic Rock (called Raven's Wall) around the corner to the left of Danger Mouse.


Protection 

9-10 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. No trad gear.



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