Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Aschert, Dangle, Roth
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Shared By: Joe Collins on May 28, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Mosaic another great Mural Wall route, though not as classic as The Mural or Monet. This is the route just left of the tree.

Easy climbing gains the business where the wall becomes steeper and blanker. Strenuous pockets, crimps, and liebacks (crux) lead to a system of juggy pockets below a final bulge. Confusion abounds here as the last bolt seems to suggest a direct finish, whereas easier but still difficult climbing leads a couple feet left of the bolt (you can still reach right to clip the bolt) to flakes and the anchor.

I thought that I might have cheated by going left at the last bulge but later TR'd the direct finish and couldn't for the life of me figure it out (given its grade). Vertical and blank with nothing to even clip the last bolt off of. I think if the direct version is the way to go, the final bolt would (or should) have been several feet lower. Some rock scars in here suggest that another possibility could be that some holds have broken. Maybe someone else who knows the route could comment on the finish?


6 bolts to an anchor.


Beta for the top crux at the slab/bulge: after the lower hard lockoff and pocket climbing you gain a good left hand pocket, enter the crux sequence... right hand up to 1/4 pad crimp/sidepull, right foot up on a square knob... left hand over to worse 1/6? pad crimp/sidepull... left foot up to big pocket.... suck it way in, and reach with the right hand for a slopey mono-pocket that is surprisingly good... left foot smear high and gain a good but small left hand pocket... clip here or if too pumped go up higher (above the anchors) for a good pocket.... Sep 7, 2004
Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
That slopey mono is friggin' awful.
Glad I'm tall so I could reach past it to the clipping pocket.
Pretty frickin' hard for 12c I'd say.... May 14, 2009
Rebolted in 2015. Hardware courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @ safeclimbing.org. Oct 25, 2015
Denver, CO
GregParker   Denver, CO
The seam in the middle of the route is probably in the 12a range. Going left to the flakes at the top seemed off route and didn't match the style of the rest of the route.

Tried direct finish with same beta as Anonymous Coward. The slopey mono is terrible, and I couldn't find the next feet after hitting that. Direct finish felt considerabley harder than 12c.

12a or 12b if you cheat left at top. Maybe a 3-4 move 13a if you stay direct (just right of bolt) at the top.

Would love more insight into the top. Oct 15, 2017