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The Middle Section (for lack of a better name) contains the bulk of the routes at Granite Mountain, running from Magician over to the right side of the Flying Buttress and the Coke Bottle route.** These are the longest, hardest, and arguably best routes at Granite Mountain, running up to 450 feet in length.
Access for routes in the Middle Section depends on which route for the most part. Routes on the left end, say from Magician over to Green Savior or so, can be more easily accessed from the trail up to the Swamp Slabs. Routes from (this is approximate) Green Savior over to Coke Bottle are easier to get to by following the climber's trail up to the Front Porch area, racking up, and then hiking to your objective.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Section:
High Exposure Exit 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
The Classic 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches
Green Savior 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
Beaver Cleaver 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch
Cat's Pajamas 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 300'
Crack Lover's Variation 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Coatimundi / Candyland LInkup 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Said and Done 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Magnolia Thunderpussy 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Reunion 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 250'
Waterstreak Delight 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
The Slammer Jam 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
Kingpin 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, 5 pitches, 450'
Cinnamon Girl 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R Trad, 5 pitches, 450'
Candyland 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 5 pitches, 450'
The Hotline (aka Hiccup Delux) 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
Coatimundi Whiteout 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 5 pitches
C. W. Hicks Direct 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Help Me Mr. Wizard 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad
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The Good, Bad, and Ugly (GBU) 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Middle Section
aid start: climb a short system to a flake to step up and gain the thin crack. This goes clean at C.2, then more brass nuts lead to belay at easy flakes at horizontal system 130' up.free start, first freed by Ray Ringle in 1981 @ 5.11, the start climbs a thin crack to face moves past bolts (Jim Waugh installed spring 1986) to some good face climbing (5.10) to belay 130'.p2, easy climbing leads up 50' to the first face crux (5.11) then more balanced moves lead to right facing palming lieback corn...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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