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Routes in No Thoroughfare Canyon

Acrylic Tower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
Bobble Head Tower T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Butt Crack Tower T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ceramic Tower T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C0-1
Chocolate Corner T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cinco De Mayo T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crunch Time Tower T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Layback T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mosaic Tower T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Mosaic Tower - Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Nubbins to Nothing TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Over the Edge Spire-Child's Play T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Red Iguana T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown-aka the Hershey Kiss T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Paul S on Jan 22, 2015
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Mosaid Tower is not exactly quality climbing, but the summit is one of the better ones in the Monument. The route climbs the obvious crack near the notch of Mosaic and Acrylic Towers. It is more or less straightforward crack climbing with a bush here, some junk there. This leads to a funky crux, right above a slab, that will get you to a large ledge.

You could below off this ledge, but it's probably easier to just continue to the top. Step left of the ledge, and run it out on slab climbing to an anchor. A few dirty moves gets you to an amazing, dinner table-sized summit.

Location

To access Mosaic Tower, start at the upper trailhead to Thoroughfare Canyon off of Little Park Rd. As you walk down canyon, Mosaic Tower will be the best looking tower in the group of three towers on your left. The route starts at the notch between Mosaic and Acrylic and is approached from the down canyon side of the towers.

Protection

I believe I brought a double rack from small to number #4, but I vaguely remember it's more on the hands and smaller end of the spectrum with a #4 for the crux. A single 70m rope is a little short in getting you to the ground, but you can downclimb the crack to get the job done.

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