Matt_Alford Posted September 10, 2013 Share Posted September 10, 2013 (edited) Trip: Lover's Leap - Various Date: 9/10/2013 Trip Report: A month layover in South Lake Tahoe on our bike tour across the United States allowed me to finally get on some of the classic routes at Lover's Leap. I can't say enough about the variety and quality of routes here. Excellent rock, beautiful scenery and plenty of moderates for mortals like me! Can't wait to get back here and do some more cragging! Deception Crack 5.6 Great clean intro to climbing at the leap. A couple of committing 5.6 sections on good gear. The Line 5.9 An off the ground crux on thin gear leads to crack-protected face climbing bliss for two full pitches of sustained 5.8 climbing. Classic. The Haystack 5.8 Another Leap classic featuring mostly steep and featured 5.6-5.7 climbing. An exciting, exposed and well protected crux roof sequence is the the highlight of this climb. Knapsack Crack 5.5 Awesome climb and great for kids. My nephew Caleb is 4 1/2 years old and sends 5.7 sport on a TR and has no trouble with multi-pitch crack climbs. He will undoubtedly be dragging me up hard stuff in a couple years. Wheelwell VO- Travelers Buttress 5.9 Uber Classic long route up the prominent feature of the Main Wall at the Leap. The wide crux is one of the burliest 5 feet of off-width climbing in my recent memory. Way harder than Castleton, Backbone on Dragontail or the East Face of Lexington. http://frontdooradventures.blogspot.com Gear Notes: Standard rack of double cams, lots of nuts and summit treats. Approach Notes: Pedal 1700 miles southeast from Seattle. Edited September 10, 2013 by Matt_Alford Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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