Elevation: 2,000 ft
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Description

The Lost Bandana Area is probably the most popular spot to climb on Little Granite Mountain. For the purposes of this database, I'm including Lost Bandana Wall, The Cone, and Dueling Banjos in this section.

All the routes in this area, except for Dueling Banjos, are south facing and the area gets bathed in sun, so it's good for those winter days when everything else is cold. Conversely, you don't want to be here when you're wondering if it's too hot to climb or not.

The highlights of the area are the ever-challenging Spectrum (5.7) and the nice crystal and edge pulling of LAWless and Free (5.9+) just to it's right.

Getting There

Take the first turnoff of 136th street onto the dirt road that passes along the south side of Little Granite Mountain. Depending on your clearance, you can either park to the southeast and hike in over a pass, or continue on and hike in to the area from the south or southwest, depending on where you park. Bring your State Land Trust permit.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Bandana Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Spectrum
Trad, Sport, TR
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Spectrum Lost Bandana Wall
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, TR
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David McClintic
Scottsdale, Arizona
David McClintic   Scottsdale, Arizona
Found @ Lost Bandana - woman's ring - Contact Dave @ 602-885-5194 Jan 28, 2014
Peterslug
Phoenix, AZ
Peterslug   Phoenix, AZ
When up on Dec 24, 2017 and the wall was quiet. Full sun and 70 or so degrees. A couple bees checked us out and then a half dozen came around. We shifted to the Cone area and the scouts followed. (I believe the hive is off to the right side of the wall in the boulders somewhere, be careful on the approach.) Instead of tempting the hive's scouts we packed up and went to fully shaded routes elsewhere in the Preserve. Dec 27, 2017