Granite Basin Rock Climbing
||Recent | Best | Popular
|Location: ||37.90844, -118.81428 View Map Incorrect?
|Page Views: ||5,489|
|Administrators: ||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)|
|Submitted By: ||Blitzo on Nov 1, 2006|
Babes in the Sagebrush [aka the better, more hard...
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".
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 For the Eastern Hills area.
Weather station 16.3 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Granite Basin
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Granite Basin
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Granite Basin:
Featured Route For Granite Basin
Hair Raiser Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: 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
BETA PHOTO: Granite Basin Overview
Granite Basin on a May Saturday. A view of the app...
Thought this was a cool photo of the rope getting ...
Granite Basin crag and flowers, June 2010
Fall colors in Granite Basin.
BETA PHOTO: Granite Mountain from the ground.
Aug 1, 2016
The final uphill has a short section that's getting rather rutted. So if you don't have a serious high-clearance 4WD vehicle, good to have a plan for how to turn around and park a bit lower.
Jul 31, 2015
The dirt road leaving highway 120 is non-wide single-lane with sagebrush close alongside. So I suggest before driving the twenty miles out on rt 120, consider if your vehicle is going to be able to handle whatever method you're planning to use in case you unexpectedly run into a section that's very irregular or deeply rutted or washed out, and your method for in case you encounter another vehicle coming in the opposite direction.