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Description 

The largest unbroken formation in the Alabama Hills. Home to long, clean face routes on outstanding rock.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 16.7 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Loaf:
Ranger Ron   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 150'   
Loaf Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Pangborn   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 140'   
Alabama Hills Gang   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   
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Featured Route For The Loaf
The blue dots indicates the line for 'Alabama Hills Gang'.

Alabama Hills Gang 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  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

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The Loaf- Morning. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Loaf- Morning.
Photo by Blitzo.
The Loaf <br /> <br />Red: Pangborn (5.9/5.10a) <br />Yellow: Ranger Ron (5.7/5.8)
BETA PHOTO: The Loaf

Red: Pangborn (5.9/5.10a)
Yellow: Ranger...
The Loaf. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Loaf.
Photo by Blitzo.
On the Loaf.
On the Loaf.

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