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Little Granite Mountain

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Little Granite Mountain 

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Elevation: 2,500'
Location: 33.77406, -111.80166 View Map  Incorrect?
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Little Granite Mountain is another classic desert climbing area, featuring some really good climbing spread out over an array of various formations on the flanks of the mountain. The rock is coarse-grained desert granite with the climbing fairly traditional in nature, both gear and bolted routes.

ACCESS NOTE: To legally climb here, you need a State Trust Land permit. More information is available at this web site:

Getting There 

Little Granite Mountain is reached by driving north from the intersection of Dynamite Road and 136th Street. There are north and a south access gates that get you to the crags of choice.

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35 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Granite Mountain:
Slot Style   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   Lost Bandana Area : Lost Bandana Wall
Young Monkeys   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   The Loaf
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Local Information for Little Granite Mountain
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South and Mid Mountain Areas visible from the parking lot
BETA PHOTO: South and Mid Mountain Areas visible from the park...
Torrid Wall, up the hill north of the Loaf. At the bottom of the left crack is a bee hive. Desert Solitaire is the corner crack system.
BETA PHOTO: Torrid Wall, up the hill north of the Loaf. At the...
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By Ken Isaacson
Mar 22, 2010

The AZ State Land Department is at 1616 W. Adams. It's a little hard to find because of the way streets snake around the capital. If you enter from the doors at the south entrance, turn right and walk about fifteen feet. There are two cashiers windows on the left facing each other. Turn in the paperwork at the east window. Someone will get the permit. Then pay at the west window. Cash or check only! There are plans to set up online permitting but that will not happen until the state is in better financial shape.

By Joe Keyser
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 18, 2013

There is an active bee hive at the base of Torrid Wall as of mid-February, 2013. Also, looks like a large parking lot is going in at the power lines. Scottsdale appears to have purchased the land and is building trail systems through the southern areas. Therefore, I don't believe the access note above is still accurate, but sticking to the trails to the extent possible is probably wise.

By Colin Kubarych
From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 20, 2013

Little Granite Mountain is now apart of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and no permit is needed. Cholla Mountain is also included.