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Britain
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12/12/2019
Britain
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Some discussion on climbing Granite mountain. So we have going up, long and steep or really really steep but short. Whats the easiest way up?

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Scooter
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12/12/2019
Scooter
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Ok I did the Southwest route two years ago. Drive west on Mason Valley from S2, North on Rodriguez Canyon. If you have access to the Earthquake Valley Topo look for the dirt road in section 21 that goes up to the mine. Park near where the old mine road comes down to Rodriguez Canyon. Hike to the mine on the mine road. After exploring the mine gain the ridge to the East and follow it to the peak. A fire a few years back cleared out all the brush on the ridge. This way you bag Granite and tour an old mine. The mine shafts are above building foundations.
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deborah
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12/12/2019
deborah
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I've only done it from the east following the route in Jerry Schad's book. It was fun, but I do remember that it felt longer than I was expecting. But then, that could have just been my perspective. smile
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rockhopper
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12/13/2019
rockhopper
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I really enjoy the East route. Schad's route. Going thru the lower drainage thru old Native American village sites then onward up the east ridges. Vegetation more friendly. Either way fantastic mountain.
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Rocko1
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12/13/2019
Rocko1
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rockhopper wrote:
I really enjoy the East route. Schad's route. Going thru the lower drainage thru old Native American village sites then onward up the east ridges. Vegetation more friendly. Either way fantastic mountain.



Didn't know there were village sites on this route. This one is a bit tougher than the mine route in my opinion but I love the canyon at the bottom especially when water is running.

Having done both routes the easier is the south west route going by the mine-easier terrain, easier to follow 'trail', less scrambling.

East approach averages 895/ft per mile gain. Southwest approach, starting at Rodriguez Rd, is 758/ft per mile gain. These stats were pulled from my gpx tracks.



edited by Rocko1 on 12/13/2019
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