Elevation: 2,200 ft
GPS: 33.775, -111.802 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jun 18, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

Lost Bandana Wall is probably the most popular spot at Little Granite Mountain for climbing (of course this is all relative). Easily accessible and with a number of routes, it is a favorite for groups to come and spend the day. The southern exposure makes it a good winter spot, but conversely turns it into an oven in early fall and late spring.

You can scramble to the top of the wall (or off the wall) via it's right (east) end with a short bit of 4th class climbing.

Getting There

Lost Bandana Wall is accessed from the large Granite Mountain Trailhead, just off of 136th Street about 2 miles south of E Rio Verde Drive. From the lot, take the Powerline Trail straight west 0.6 mile to the Granite Mountain Trail. Turn right (north) and follow that trail 0.3 mile to the Granite Mountain Loop Trail. Turn left (west) and take that trail as it winds west and north around a hill. As you get around the hill, you will see Lost Bandana Wall up a short valley to the north/northeast. Total approach is around 1.4 miles with 364 feet of elevation gain.

9 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Bandana Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 8
Slot
Trad, TR
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
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Graceland
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slot
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Owl Out
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
LAWless and Free
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Graceland
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: South
Sunny Roughly 7am to 4pm during high season
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8pm
Details: This is a sunny, very warm area. Good in the winter on cool days, but definitely a heat soaker.

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