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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.
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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
Holthouse to Hell 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c NM : Taos Area : ... : Mosaic Rock
Holthouse to Hell is probably the easiest route up the intimidating wall right of Serpentine Crack with the Holthouse climbs, and is the best climb I've done so far at Tres Piedras at this grade or easier, at least, as far as I can recall.The Direct Start (5.11) is recommended, it adds another challenging crux to the climb but the result is the most aesthetic line. Begin just right of Serpentine Crack, face climb past 2 bolts, and reach an easy runout. Or use the original start to reac...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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