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Areas in Little Granite Mountain

Bobcat Boulder 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Dueling Hammers Formation 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Loaf, The 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Lost Bandana Area 6 / 7 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Mogul Wall 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Roofer Madness and Fairweather Walls 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sleeping Cactus Wall 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Spaghetti Wall Area 9 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Unknown 4 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 2,500 ft
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Description

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.

Thanks to the efforts of the City of Scottsdale and many citizens who voted in the funding that made it possible, the area encompassing Little Granite Mountain (known as "Granite Mountain" on topo maps) is now part of the McDowell-Sonoran Preserve.

McDowell-Sonoran Preserve Information

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Getting There

Little Granite Mountain is reached by driving north from the intersection of Dynamite Road and 136th Street. Keep an eye out for where the power lines cross over the road. You'll find a short paved access road on the left leading to a humongous gravel parking lot. This is the trailhead.

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Colin Kubarych
Phoenix, AZ
Colin Kubarych   Phoenix, AZ
Little Granite Mountain is now apart of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and no permit is needed. Cholla Mountain is also included. Oct 20, 2013
Joe Keyser
Scottsdale, AZ
Joe Keyser   Scottsdale, AZ
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. Feb 18, 2013
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. Mar 22, 2010

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