Elevation: 2,862 ft
GPS: 33.774, -111.802 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jan 19, 2006 with improvements by Peterslug and 2 others
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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

Little Granite Mountain - Preserve Map

Getting There

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

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