Type: Sport, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: Jay Foley (bolted by Brian Pletta), 2002
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Shared By: George Perkins on Nov 24, 2012
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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Description

Jaws is among the hardest climbs at Tres Piedras, at mid-5.12. It is a bit out-of-character with the area. Here's why: The crux is overhanging and bouldery. It's a fully bolted sport climb. The bolts are close enough at the hard parts that it's never scary. It has significant lichen. Still, it is a fun climb and deserving of more attention. Jaws is shaded all day.

After 2 bolts of 5.8 climbing, gain a lichen-covered slab, angle left to its apex. Pull through a roof onto a slightly overhanging face, just to the right of the arete. This has great position! It stays sustained with small holds almost all the way to the anchor, and is a little hard to read (especially if it stays unchalked). You can step left to a rest on the arete a couple of moves early.

Location

This is the bolted climb on the North Side of Mosaic Rock (called Raven's Wall) around the corner to the left of Danger Mouse.

Protection

10 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. No trad gear.

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