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Mosaic Wall 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Brian Reynolds on Feb 8, 2003
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Mosaic ascends the blocky, grainy face just to the right of Cosmosis. Start on a short, light-colored slab at ground level, and head up, tending a little to the right, along the path of least resistance.

I'm not much of a fan of this route -- I think Apparition Rock in general is a crappy choss-pile -- but my buddy really liked some of the pumpy moves down low and didn't seem to mind that every time he tried to get a smear with his feet the rock crumbled out from underneath him. So I'll compromise and give this route one star.


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By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 23, 2003

I agree with Brian - kind of a chossy route, although the lower half is okay. Maybe a half star.

By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Nov 9, 2004

New route on the far far left side of Mosaic wall in Indian Cove The Liver Is Evil and must Be Punished (either 5.10+ or 5.9+)....left start is the hard start and has 2 more bolts.... right start comes in from the right and has 2 bolts.... bring slings to tie off 2 knobs.........shortish approach, and something you haven't done in Indian Cove....

By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Mar 20, 2011

a tad chossy but no bomb.

By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 28, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Worth a lap while in the area. Too bad that generally means another walk-off which is somewhat of a hassle from this formation.