Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 8,353 ft 2,546 m
GPS: 36.66049, -105.98299
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 137,224 total · 669/month
Shared By: Mark Mathis on Jul 14, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Mike Hoskins, Anna Brown
Warning Access Issue: Some rocks in this area are on private property. Seasonal Raptor Nesting. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

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.  While the south face receives the most attention with its taller, varied routes, the north side has a number of shorter yet still plenty entertaining that offer shade, often a breeze and some wonderful views on the northeast end of the rock. 

The standard descent from Mosaic Rock is via a downclimb in a gully on the eastern end of the rock. While not difficult it may have a couple moves of fourth class.  The routes are sorted here on MountainProject from left to right (west to east) and wrap around the eastern end of the formation to the routes on the north side.  The routes from Dung Alley to Mamma Gnamma are on the north side (climber's right of the descent gully), sorted left to right from the descent gully. 

Getting There Suggest change

Walk north from the parking area, past South Rock to the base of the formation.

41 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Mosaic Rock Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Mosaic Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 72
Dirty Diagonal
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 58
Chicken Heads
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 61
Chicken Shit
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 75
Mama Jugs
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 94
Serpentine Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Clean Green Dream
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 28
Five Years After
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 31
MSMACITU (Matt Samet, Most Aweso…
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 28
Bienvenidos
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 17
Better Red Than Dead
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 33
Serpent Face
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 9
Holthouse to Hell
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 29
Techweenie
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 11
Techtonics
Trad, Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 8
To Bolt on Lead or Not to Bolt (…
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dirty Diagonal
 72
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Chicken Heads
 58
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chicken Shit
 61
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mama Jugs
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Serpentine Crack
 94
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Clean Green Dream
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Five Years After
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
MSMACITU (Matt Samet, Most…
 31
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bienvenidos
 28
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Better Red Than Dead
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Serpent Face
 33
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Holthouse to Hell
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Techweenie
 29
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Techtonics
 11
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad, Sport
To Bolt on Lead or Not to B…
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
More Classic Climbs in Mosaic Rock »

Sun & Shade Suggest change

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

loading