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Submitted By: BCramer on May 3, 2007
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From the top of Waves of Rock, Original Route.

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Description 

Several areas worth noting in the basin beneath the main Granite Mountain cliff. Rock quality varies from fine-grained rock found at the main cliff to a coarser grained rock interspersed with chunky, chickenhead like intrusions.

Getting There 

Use the same trailhed parking areas as for Granite Mountain.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.6 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Granite Basin Crags:
Flake Thing   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 325'   Waves of Rock
Original Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Waves of Rock
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First Pitch of Original Route.

Original Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Waves of Rock
Climb a large block to your first step across move to a right leaning crack. First pitch is trad past a small tree before two bolts over slab, then a two bolt anchor. The second pitch takes a bolt straight up from the anchor, and then wanders along varying slab and crack. At the very end of my rope length (60m), there is a nice spot to anchor next to a large tree.Second pitch is much easier, perhaps 5.6 or less, but a longer pitch. there is an easy walk to the summit, and a large ramp walkoff ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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