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Ascent of Granite Mountain in 1971-05

Climber: Dick Ellsworth

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:May, 1971
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:7626 ft / 2324 m

Ascent Trip Report

Back in the day i thought i was a good climber. Then i went to Granite Mountain, soloed a few of the beginners routes then launched off on Candyland. I was assured by the locals that it was a beautiful 5.8 crack system that took a gorgeous line up GM. I was solid on 5.9 Yosemite cracks, so no problem - right?

Turns out i was wrong...didn't figure out until years later i'd been sandbagged. After bailing on Candyland i decided to make a hike of it and eventually got to the top of Granite Mountain. (No, never did Candyland!)
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble



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