Elevation: 5,200 ft
GPS: 40.393, -121.308 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Muscrat on May 16, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Muscrat, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Access Issue: Access road is not plowed in winter Details

Description

Fine-grained volcanic basalt, 70' (+/-) tall, this crag is a great place to tune one's trad skills. All routes are accessible from the top. If toproping, bring additional slings/webbing, as not all routes have bolted belays.

Sun and shade are seasonal, one can almost always find one or the other, as the crag is south west facing and at points shaded by tall trees. All climbs top out on large plateau with walk off to climbers right. Access trail to the top starts on the other side of a wet/boggy area to climbers right.

As the years have progressed, and the area climbed more often, the sometimes dirty rock has cleaned up quite nicely. Beware of the occasional loose rock, dirt, and wildlife.

Getting There

See directions on the main Warner Valley page.

28 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Loading Zone

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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Io's Hidden Pleasure Point
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Io's Hidden Pleasure Point
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
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Muscrat    
Not sure who the (expletive deleted, expletive deleted, expletive deleted,) were that did what they did at Loading Zone, but don't get caught pulling shit like that no-mo. Trash, tape labels at the base of every climb, Eco terrorism (plants and trees smashed, a BS 'bridge' built across the wet spot, etc). If you don't know how to behave in nature, or at the crags, stay home. Aug 17, 2015