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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 12 S 4b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
The Classic 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches
Green Savior 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
Cat's Pajamas 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 300'
Crack Lover's Variation 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Coatimundi / Candyland LInkup 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Said and Done 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Magnolia Thunderpussy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Witblitz 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, 5 pitches, 500'
Reunion 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 250'
Waterstreak Delight 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
The Slammer Jam 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
The Hotline (aka Hiccup Delux) 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
Kingpin 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 5 pitches, 450'
Candyland 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 5 pitches, 450'
Coatimundi Whiteout 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 5 pitches
C. W. Hicks Direct 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Help Me Mr. Wizard 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Twin Cracks 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Gunsmoke 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For Middle Section
Waterstreak Delight 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Middle Section
Fun two pitch route that goes straight up some of the most beautiful rock at Granite Mountain. This route involves fun face climbing on crimps and edges with a short crack that finishes under the Great Roof. The first pitch is 5.9 and the second pitch is the crux at 5.10b. Many finish to the top of the wall via Candyland....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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