Type: Trad, 150 ft, 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. Property owner requests signed waiver. Details

Description

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 a more fun 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).

Location

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

Protection

Nuts & cams to 3", optional larger cam

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Bill Lawry
New Mexico
  5.6
Bill Lawry   New Mexico
  5.6
I think this is a great climb. Don't let the word "Dirty" in the name dissuade you from giving it a go! Jun 24, 2013
Mathias
Loveland, CO
Mathias   Loveland, CO
I made the mistake of building an anchor and belaying at a ledge 10-15' below the summit instead of going all the way up. You can't walk off from that ledge. The walk off is quite obvious, but you have to summit first. May 24, 2015