Type: Trad, 150 ft (45 m), 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: George Perkins on Sep 23, 2007
Admins: Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Some rocks in this area are on private property. Be respectful when crossing private land. Details
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A great beginner climb! This good 5.7 route isn't dirty as the name would imply. Probably the easiest route on Mosaic Rock.

Scramble up 3rd class slabs to the base of the biggest right angling crack on the south face of Mosaic Rock. Staying right of the crack on knobs and positive edges is easier than the wide crack itself. You can find pro in cracks between the flakes. [Currently there is a 2-bolt anchor at the end of the most interesting climbing, but it seems to come and go, so make sure it's there before relying on it to lower off.] For more climbing and a fun overall experience, continue up to the Mosaic Rock summit from here by following low angle cracks and ledges (5.2). If you summit, scramble off the east side of the formation (some 3rd class).


This climb follows the big fat right-angling crack just right of the Mosaic Face, left of the Chicken Heads wall.


Nuts & cams to 3", optional larger cam