Elevation: 5,085 ft
GPS: 34.597, -112.415 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: BCramer on Jul 2, 2007 with improvements by Kevin Keith
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Description

Below Watson Lake dam Granite Creek flows in a south to north direction creating a deep canyon containing some of Watson Lakes biggest walls. Framed by the granite cliffs and towering cottonwoods, this secluded riparian area is unique and worth a visit even if you're not climbing. Flooding and vegetation can be an issue at certain times of the year. With cracking concrete, rusting metal and water spewing from a giant valve at the base, the dam is an ominous presence in the canyon. Forget that shaky stopper in crumbling Dells granite, how long will that f@*#ing dam hold?

Getting There

Easiest approach is to hike in on the The Flume Trail that starts at a trailhead parking lot (free) on Granite Dells Road.

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