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The Loaf Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.6072, -118.13424 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Mar 23, 2008
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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 13.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Loaf

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Loaf:
Ranger Ron   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     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
Rock Climbing Photo: "Pangborn". Photo by Blitzo.

Pangborn 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Loaf
Excellent face climbing with a distinct crux at the 6th bolt. This route is not as sustained as Ranger Ron. The crux is very well protected, but there are sometimes 5.6 moves 10 feet above the last bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Loaf Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Loaf- Morning. Photo by Blitzo.
The Loaf- Morning. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Loaf  Red: Pangborn (5.9/5.10a) Yellow: Ranger...
BETA PHOTO: The Loaf Red: Pangborn (5.9/5.10a) Yellow: Ranger...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Loaf. Photo by Blitzo.
The Loaf. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the Loaf.
On the Loaf.

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