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Granite Basin Crags

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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

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',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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Looking down at second belay.

Flake Thing 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Waves of Rock
Follow the large flake straight up to the shallow roof with horizontal crack, follow this roof traversing right until coming upon the first bolt/2nd Opt. belay. Pull over the roof (5.6 Crux) then follow the line of bolts up slab to the next belay. Then follow the line of bolts again up the slab, past 3rd Opt. belay, to another shallow and long horizontal roof with a large ledge beneath it. Mantle the "roof" and continue past a Piton and two bolts, the rap chains/belay will be on the left. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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