Elevation: 2,967 ft
GPS: 33.777, -111.803 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dustin Wildermuth on Mar 30, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

This is the areas tallest crags and a must stop if you are only here for one day. The east-facing outcrop gets after-noon shade, a must in the on those hot days.

Getting There

There's a couple ways to approach this area, both about the same distance.

From the big Granite Mountain TH parking lot off 136th Street:

Option 1:  Head NW along the Bootlegger Trail until it intersects the Saddlehorn Trail  (~0.7 mi). Take a left on Saddlehorn and go to it's intersection with the Granite Mountain Loop Trail (~0.2 mi). Take a right and hike the Granite Mountain Loop Trail to the north and west until you see a big formation on the left with a large crack running down the middle. This is The Loaf. Bobcat Boulder is the small broken cliff below and to the left of the Loaf.

Option 2: Head west on the Powerline Trail to it's intersection with the Granite Mountain Trail (~0.6 mi). Take right onto the Granite Mountain Trail and hike that to it's intersection with the Granite Mountain Loop Trail (~0.3 mi). Go right on the GMLT and take that trail past it's intersection with the Saddlehorn Trail around to the north and west until you see a big formation on the left with a large crack running down the middle. This is The Loaf. Bobcat Boulder is the small broken cliff below and to the left of the Loaf.

Map of the Northern Part of the Peserve

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Loaf

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Young Monkeys
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Sweet Surprise
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Young Monkeys
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sweet Surprise
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: North · East
Sunny Roughly 7am to 12pm during high season
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Details: Eastern aspect of the formation will get sun early to late morning while the northern side will offer shade most of the day.

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