Busy day on the south face of Mosaic Rock.
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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.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
28 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mosaic Rock:
Mama Jugs 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Baby Cakes 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Bienvenidos 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Serpent Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Techtonics 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
R Trad, Sport, 75'
Featured Route For Mosaic Rock
Better Red Than Dead 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
: 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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Eric Whitbeck
Jun 18, 2012
Anyone know if TBOL, or whatever the left most of the four steep routes is called, was also put up by Doug and Lee? The first bolt is suspect, the second is a joke, and the large flake which looks like it would eat up a big cam is a bit hollow. Its fine for climbing but putting a cam back there is about as safe as the button head below. FA party opposed to upgrading the hardware? No additional gear and same placements, just modern?