The largest unbroken formation in the Alabama Hills. Home to long, clean face routes on outstanding rock.
From the Meatloaf Campsite, walk directly toward truffle Tower. From the base of Truffle tower turn right and scramble up a corridor between Truffle Tower and a large boulder. After about 60 feet of scrambling, drop down and right through a cave/corridor. You will emerge from the far end at the base of The Loaf.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Loaf:
Ranger Ron 5.7+ Sport, 150 feet
Loaf Arete 5.9 R Trad, 1 pitch, 140 feet
Pangborn 5.9 Sport, 140 feet
Alabama Hills Gang 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 145 feet
Featured Route For The Loaf
Alabama Hills Gang 5.10a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Loaf
Of all the routes on 'The Loaf', Alabama Hills Gang has a flavor all its own. Unlike 'The Pangborn', AHG starts off with sustained thin slab work before reaching the nice patina plates that the rest of The Loaf is known for. So, lace them shoes up tight! Although the route is well protected (17 bolts, 160'), the page author personally feels that this route is one of the hardest routes on the wall.OK, with that said, step off the flat boulder and onto the slab. Beware....there's a good sized gap ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA