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Elevation: 2,862 ft 872 m
GPS: 33.77406, -111.80164
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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.

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

Little Granite Mountain - Preserve Map

Getting There Suggest change

Little Granite Mountain is reached by driving north from the intersection of Dynamite Road and 136th Street (about 6 miles east of Pima Road). Keep an eye out for where the power lines cross over the road (easy identifier for TH location) as you drive north on 136th. Approximately 2 miles north of Dynamite, make a left turn and drive a short distance west into the brand new Granite Mountain Trailhead area. No water or services are available here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Granite Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 14
Problem Dog
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 11
Ready and Abel
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 16
Full Measure
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 6
Crazy Handful of Nothin'
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
Slot
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 33
Young Monkeys
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Negro y Azul
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Blue Sky
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Sweet Surprise
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Snakes are Poodles Too
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Pasta Man Unchained
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Owl Out
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
LAWless and Free
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Kate's Fault
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Graceland
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Problem Dog Pasta Slab
 14
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Ready and Abel Pasta Slab
 11
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Full Measure Pasta Slab
 16
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Crazy Handful of Nothin' Pasta Slab
 6
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Slot Lost Bandana Area > Lost Bandana Wall
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Young Monkeys Loaf
 33
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Negro y Azul Pasta Slab
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Blue Sky Pasta Slab
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Sweet Surprise Loaf
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Snakes are Poodles Too Bobcat Boulder
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pasta Man Unchained Pasta Slab
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Owl Out Lost Bandana Area > Lost Bandana Wall
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
LAWless and Free Lost Bandana Area > Lost Bandana Wall
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Kate's Fault Lost Bandana Area > Cone
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Graceland Lost Bandana Area > Lost Bandana Wall
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
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