Call of the Granite is best climbed to the base of the headwall (P15) in 8-9 large pitches, making for an incredible long day of free climbing on The Mainer. Parties wanting to complete the route through the headwall should be prepared for dangerously low-quality rock, mandatory 5.9 R+ climbing on overhanging choss, and overall dangerous aid climbing on detached features. The 3rd ascent party recommends CoG as a great excursion to the headwall, but nothing more. The upper crux pitches are of incredibly low-quality and are frankly bolted in an unnecessarily dangerous manner. That being said the climbing is amazing from P1-15. All pitches are 35m or shorter, enabling parties to easily link pitches. A party competent with 5.10+/C1 climbing will find the climbing to the headwall challenging and amazing. A competent 5.11+ free climbing party will find the climbing to the head wall absolutely amazing, and well worth the effort to make it happen.