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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
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
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?