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Meatloaf cave/campsite (Alabama Hills) route info?


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Stephen D · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

At the meatloaf campsite/cave in Alabama Hills, which is where you park for the loaf, hoodgie wall, and the surrounding areas, there is a bolted line that pulls out of the cave. You start by stepping off a boulder, work through a couple of huge, juggy huecos and I guess make some desperate move to pull the lip on bad holds and top out. It is severly overhung (at least 45 degrees?) and is blackened from decades of people having fires in the cave.

I can't find any information on this climb - or any information even suggesting that it exists. But it's bolted. There's an anchor. I'm not qualified to say what it goes at, but it must be like 5.13 or something. We top-roped it (unsuccessfully) by climbing up the side of it (a sketchy V1) and it was a blast.

Does anybody have any information on this climb?

KatieJo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 10

Hey Stephen, 

Did you ever find out more information on this route?  I climbed it this past weekend and would love to know what it is or who put it up?  But I can't find anything anywhere.  My friends and I are guessing 5.13ish as well, with some knee bar trickery in the huecos to help pull the roof.  Well if you see this message and have heard anything, please let me know! 

Thanks! 

Stephen D · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

Never heard anything about it. Props to you if you made it up! We just played around on the huecos - it was great fun. Pulling the lip looks absolutely insane.

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