Granite Basin Crags Rock Climbing
From the top of Waves of Rock, Original Route.
Several areas worth noting in the basin beneath the main Granite Mountain cliff. Rock quality varies from fine-grained rock found at the main cliff to a coarser grained rock interspersed with chunky, chickenhead like intrusions.
Use the same trailhed parking areas as for Granite Mountain.
Climbing Season For the Granite Mountain area.
Weather station 6.6 miles from here
22 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Granite Basin Crags
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Granite Basin Crags:
Featured Route For Granite Basin Crags
Banzai 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Waves of Rock
This is a two-pitch slab route, completely bolted, with bolted anchors. The route unnaturally trends left and then back right, and then back left - I'm not sure what the first ascentionist was thinking, except to try to keep the climbing over on the steeper left side of the slab, rather than following the natural line straight up into the lower angled slab. It's still a fun slab to climb - easy. Good for first leads and first multi-pitch climbs, or to work on your multi-pitch transition skills. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ