Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Reynolds on Feb 7, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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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M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
I agree with Brian - kind of a chossy route, although the lower half is okay. Maybe a half star. Oct 23, 2003
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
New route on the far far left side of Apparition Rock in Indian Cove (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.... Nov 9, 2004
Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
a tad chossy but no bomb. Mar 20, 2011
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Worth a lap while in the area. Too bad that generally means another walk-off which is somewhat of a hassle from this formation. Mar 28, 2011
J Smith
J Smith  
I found this route quite enjoyable, steeper than most 5.7s in Jtree. The rock didn't seem chossy or grainy to me except at the very top after the difficulties eased. You can rap from slings on top of Apparition directly down to your packs. Nov 25, 2018