Mosaic Tower - Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down
Avg: 3 from 3 votes
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|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Mickey Guziak, Blake Stevens - Oct 29th 2016|
|Page Views:||490 total, 38/month|
|Shared By:||Mickey Guziak on Oct 30, 2016|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route climbs the steep side of Mosaic Tower. We thought it was a great route with almost all good rock except for one short section, which detracted it from being a 4 star route.
P1. Start up the chimney system with good gear until reaching a long, awesome, lower angle 5s and 6s crack. The crux is just before reaching an alcove. Belay off of either a #6 or #3s avoiding the guano, 5.9+.
P2. Squeeze up the semi-overhanging, semi-horizontal "chimney", passing one section of junk rock (the leader pulled on cams through this section) through a bulge and another grovelly squeeze up to the big ledge. You can belay off of some shrubs, or link P3 if rope drag isn't too bad, 5.10+ or 5.9 C1.
P3. Finish on the original route, stepping left and climbing easy slab to the anchor. The summit is just a short scramble away from here.