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The highest concentration of routes at Tres Piedras ascend the lovely south face of Mosaic Rock. This 200 ft tall cliff offers many excellent (mostly) single pitch climbs protected by bolts and gear.
Walk north from the parking area, past South Rock to the base of the formation.
28 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mosaic Rock:
Chicken Heads 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
Chicken Shit 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Dirty Diagonal 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Fried Chickens 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Mama Jugs 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Serpentine Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Baby Cakes 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Clean Green Dream 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 140'
Five Years After 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Unknown (Right of Mama Jugs) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 57'
Bienvenidos 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Black Streak 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Better Red Than Dead 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Walking Dread 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Serpent Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Holthouse to Hell 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
To Bolt on Lead or Not to Bolt (TBOL) 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Techtonics 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad, Sport, 75'
Techweenie 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 75'
Featured Route For Mosaic Rock
Better Red Than Dead 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 NM : Taos Area : ... : Mosaic Rock
Quintessential TP climbing with the crux moves above your gear make "Better Red Than Dead" a bit intimidating. My first time I was a bit spooked, a couple more recent times, it didn't seem as bad. One of the more rewarding 5.10s here.Face climb up to right-angling crack. Step onto the slab above to clip the 1st bolt, slab up and right to the 2nd bolt. From here, sneak up 5.10 slab/face straight up to a seam (no pro there), then a thank-god left-angling finger crack. You probably don't want ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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