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Granite Beach 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
FA: D. Levison and Wendy Knickerbocker, 1994.
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Submitted By: XOG on Jan 24, 2005
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Excellent route with 3 cruxes and two rests and some variability in opinion as to the relative difficulty at the cruxes. It may depend somewhat on the fact that for the 2nd two cruxes, there is different beta potential. I personally find the 1st crux to be the hardest once you know the route, but probably easier to onsight than the 3rd crux.

Anyway, this is an excellent route. A little runout with clean falls in 2 or 3 places, but well-thought out bolt placements. Use of a long runner on bolt #5 may help to prevent rope drag up higher. Don't forget to admire the views of the diamond or to check out some of the surrounding boulders.


8 bolts, triple bolt anchor. Some runout after bolts 5 and 7, and clipping the anchor is difficult, but the fall lines are clean.

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Southwest face of south formation ... photo by Bob Ratliff
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