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From the top of Waves of Rock, Original Route.

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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

For the Granite Mountain area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Granite Basin Crags:
Hang Ten   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 350'   Waves of Rock
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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Climber "Hanging Ten" on Hang Ten, Waves...

Hang Ten 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Waves of Rock
Pleasant slab climbing on a well-bolted face of high quality granite. This climb is a perfect introduction to multi-pitch climbing for novices, but the spectacular views of Granite Basin and Granite Mountain make the outing worthwhile for climbers of any skill level. There are four sets of anchors (bolt hangers only), allowing the climb to be broken into four pitches. However, the climb can be done in two pitches with a 60 meter rope. Pitch 1: The steepest climbing and hardest moves occur ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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