Elevation: 5,200 ft
GPS: 40.393, -121.308 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 11,352 total · 181/month
Shared By: Muscrat on May 16, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, Muscrat, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
2nd Street Scene
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Sure Thing
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Great White
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Lady Fantasy
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Io's Hidden Pleasure Point
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
2nd Street Scene
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sure Thing
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Great White
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lady Fantasy
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Io's Hidden Pleasure Point
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
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