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This is the south face of the Granite Basin dome.

Getting There 

From parking this is the left area. It's a short distance uphill.

Climbing Season

For the Eastern Hills area.

Weather station 16.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
Hair Raiser Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches   
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Hair Raiser Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a California : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Face
This East Side classic was first climbed by Vern Clevenger and Tom Higgins in 1975. It was climbed in the traditional runout style. Alan Hirahara added bolts to this route, but it is rumored that they have been chopped.P1: From the base of the cliff, climb scary moves off some blocks and onto this beautiful slab. 115' leads to a two-bolt belay.P2: A 5.8 pitch continues to another two-bolt belay.P3: One more 5.9 pitch leads to another two-bolt anchor.To descend, either rappel or walk off to the l...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Aerili
From: Los Alamos, NM
Aug 1, 2010
During the lower portion of the walk-off, we spotted a sling belay up on the left side of the south face (don't know what route[s] it provides anchorage for). The tat is bone white. If you have any thought of climbing routes on that end of the crag, you might bring some new webbing in case you end up there.

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