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|Shared By:||Chris Wenker on Apr 26, 2010|
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According to Jan Studebaker: "The property linemountainproject.com/v/new_m… runs from approximately the current east corner by the access gate in a straight line over the top of South Rock to the top middle of the Chicken Heads/Mosaic Wall mount, and from there west down the mount slope to the meadow just south of the Alley climbs. Some of the most popular routes are completely on private property. There are survey markers on the top of South rock (the mysterious aluminum stake stuck in the rock) and on top of the Mosaic rock (most of the time buried in water in a pot hole.)"
An online Tres Piedras Route Guidelamountaineers.org/Tres_Pie… from LA Mountaineers has been updated with the latest access information, and should be read by all Tres Piedras climbers. Group climb leaders, and Climbing Directors (future or past) should take particular note.
Access Notes: Tres Piedras climbers should sign the waiverlamountaineers.org/Tres_Pie… found on this page because the popular South Rock is mostly on private land, as is some of the access to the area. The landowner requests NO fires, no trash, no chalk and "please close any gates". Basically, be a good steward of the land.
In order to nurture greater landowner acceptance of climbers, participants of group climbs are requested to organize quick clean up activities before leaving the area; this should include the climbing area as well as the access roads (trip leaders could supply plastic grocery bags). Small parties should practice "leave no trace" principles.
The climb: easy low-angle slabs take you up to a starting bulge with some 5.8 moves. 5.7 climbing above that takes you past some horizontal seams and a weathered #1.5 tricam that is welded in place. Duck under the left side of the roof at the top.
From the summit, walk/scramble down to the west to the rap anchors for Pony Express (some may want to stay roped up for this traverse). Alternatively, at the northeastern corner of the summit, there is an old ratty length of rope tied through a small natural arch. One could rap off that station too, I suppose, but there's no hardware, and the rope looks badly weathered (probably just best to remove that tat, actually).