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 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 4
Ready and Abel
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 9
Problem Dog
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 9
Full Measure
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 6
Half Measure
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Crazy Handful of Nothin'
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 5
Say My Name
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Negro y Azul
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 8
Slot
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
Young Monkeys
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
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
 9
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
 4
Kate's Fault
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Graceland
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ready and Abel Pasta Slab
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Problem Dog Pasta Slab
 9
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Full Measure Pasta Slab
 9
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Half Measure Pasta Slab
 6
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Crazy Handful of Nothin' Pasta Slab
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Say My Name Pasta Slab
 5
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Negro y Azul Pasta Slab
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Slot Lost Bandana Area > Lost Bandana Wall
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Young Monkeys Loaf
 27
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sweet Surprise Loaf
 24
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
Owl Out Lost Bandana Area > Lost Bandana Wall
 9
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
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Graceland Lost Bandana Area > Lost Bandana Wall
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
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