Loaf and Jug

Page Type
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Trad Climbing, Toprope
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Rock Difficulty:
5.7 (YDS)
Number of Pitches:

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Loaf and Jug
Created On: May 24, 2006
Last Edited On: May 24, 2006


The Roof

Loaf and Jug is a nice trad route on the River Wall, located just to the left of a big roof feature. This route can be toproped.

Getting There

The River Wall is 6.3 miles from the kiosk at the canyon entrance. Park on the other side of the river in a three-car pullout (directly across from a large roof). Walk downriver along the road, cross the river past a bridge, and hike uphill, angle back toward the river, and descend to the base of the rock wall. To reach all the routes, simply walk along a footpath along the river's edge. To reach topropes, walk all the way upriver until the crag ends, then scramble uphill, using the path of least resistance to the top of the crags. This walk-around is Class 3. The top of the crags is generally safe and flat, and allows you access to several anchors and trees.

Route Description

Identify the River Wall from where you parked, and find the large, obvious roof. Walk to the base of the roof.

Loaf and Jug takes the line of least resistance on the left side of the roof. Begin on a small slab with lots of holds, climb through an easy crack system with grass, step over to your right onto a smooth slab and climb it, and finish in a small offwidth to the top.

One pitch. Rappel or walk off.

Essential Gear

Medium to small sized protection. A 50 or 60m rope will be more than enough. If you intend to toprope, bring several very long slings to use the trees on top of the crag.

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