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Sagehen Summit Area

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Dexter Canyon 
Granite Basin 

Sagehen Summit Area  


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Elevation: 7,800'
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E. Allen and K. Yager at the crux on the FA.

Description 

This is the wide-open, high-desert area, east of Mono Lake and north of the Glass Mountains. There are two areas found here that are not actually at the summit itself: Granite Basin and Dexter Canyon.

Getting There 

From 395, take Highway 120, east To these areas.

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

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sagehen Summit Area:
Hair Raiser Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches   Granite Basin : South Face
Community Service   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Granite Basin : 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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