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Lost Bandana Area 


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Taken looking north west @ Lost Bandana Wall & Owl...
Climbing here requires a State Trust Land Permit! MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The Lost Bandana Area is probably the most popular spot to climb on Little Granite Mountain. For the purposes of this database, I'm including Lost Bandana Wall, The Cone, and Dueling Banjos in this section.

All the routes in this area, except for Dueling Banjos, are south facing and the area gets bathed in sun, so it's good for those winter days when everything else is cold. Conversely, you don't want to be here when you're wondering if it's too hot to climb or not.

The highlights of the area are the ever-challenging Spectrum (5.7) and the nice crystal and edge pulling of LAWless and Free (5.9+) just to it's right.


Getting There 

Take the first turnoff of 136th street onto the dirt road that passes along the south side of Little Granite Mountain. Depending on your clearance, you can either park to the southeast and hike in over a pass, or continue on and hike in to the area from the south or southwest, depending on where you park. Bring your State Land Trust permit.


10 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lost Bandana Area:
Slot Style   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   Lost Bandana Wall
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Featured Route For Lost Bandana Area
Going up to take down anchors on Kate's Fault - thin balance stuff on slight slab.

Kate's Fault 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Cone
The direct start straight below the anchors offers a bit more exposure. Heady lead....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Looking north @ The Cone to the left & The Wall. The Dueling formation is off to the right out of view.
Looking north @ The Cone to the left & The Wall. T...
Looking north @ The Lost Bandana Wall, the first half of both Slot Style & Spectrum are in the shadows!
Looking north @ The Lost Bandana Wall, the first h...
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By CTK
From: Scottsdale
May 1, 2008
CONDITION REPORT 

Permits for the Tonto National Forest are conveniently available (for under 10$) at the Fuel Station located in the south west section of the corner of westbound Dynimite Blvd. and northbound Almashool roads (Right turn off Dynamite or Left turn off Almaschool). Many other stores and business are located in the building area, including pizza!

By David McClintic
Jan 28, 2014

Found @ Lost Bandana - woman's ring - Contact Dave @ 602-885-5194