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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
Coatimundi Whiteout 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Middle Section
Probably the most classic route at Granite Mountain. This is part of the Great Roof section. Start up a slab for approximately 50 feet. Then climb a flake that turns into a left facing corner. There is a two bolt hanging belay at about 120 feet. The next pitch is a steep offwidth and corner to another hanging belay at 160 feet. Climb a short easy 20 foot pitch to the next belay. The next pitch is the crux. Angle to the right and up under the Great Roof. Then jam and smear the crack to t...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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