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Granite Basin is a large granite dome located a little east of Sagehen Summit. It can't be seen in its entirety from Hwy 120. This is the home of the classic "Hair Raiser Buttress".

Getting There 

From 395, take Hwy 120, east for 19.6 miles. Turn left on a dirt road and follow it for 1.3 miles. Take a left and head north for .5 mile. Take another left and follow the road 0.8 miles to this dome.

For more detailed info, buy the "Mammoth Area Rock Climbs" guide, by Marty Lewis and John Moynier.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.4 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Granite Basin:
Hair Raiser Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches   South Face
Community Service   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Northeast Face
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Hair Raiser Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Face
This East Side classic was first climbed by Vern Clevenger and Tom Higgins in 1975. It was climbed in the traditional runout style. Alan Hirahara added bolts to this route, but it is rumored that they have been chopped.P1: From the base of the cliff, climb scary moves off some blocks and onto this beautiful slab. 115' leads to a two-bolt belay.P2: A 5.8 pitch continues to another two-bolt belay.P3: One more 5.9 pitch leads to another two-bolt anchor.To descend, either rappel or walk off to the l...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Granite Mountain from the ground.
BETA PHOTO: Granite Mountain from the ground.
Granite Basin on a May Saturday. A view of the approach from the rock. Everyone must be in Tuolumne today!
Granite Basin on a May Saturday. A view of the app...
Fall colors in Granite Basin.
Fall colors in Granite Basin.
Thought this was a cool photo of the rope getting flaked. Unfortunately for the viewers, I'm not even close to a babe in the sage.
Thought this was a cool photo of the rope getting ...
Granite Basin crag and flowers, June 2010
Granite Basin crag and flowers, June 2010
Granite Basin Overview
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By rex parker
From: las vegas n.v
Apr 28, 2011
This place is amazing dont be suprised if you see me with my airstream parked out their this summer. for a minute.