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East Wall 

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This area contains mostly trad lines from 5.6 - 5.10d. Most routes are in the 5.8-5.9 range, and anchors are sometimes bolted. This 300 foot face is the far left side of Lover's Leap, with very dikey vertical and slab climbing up faces and cracks. There are a few additional bolts in place on the rock, bot not enough to call most routes sport.

All of Lover's Leap is featured granite, and for those looking for a polished Yosemite-like quality of rock, you should look somewhere else! You will find this rock in the sun in the afternoon, as it faces Northwest. This will make the rock quite hot on a warm sunny summer day. You are at about 6,100 feet, which helps with the heat somewhat, but not with the sun exposure!

Almost all routes require a walk off the top, there is a convenient trail to the left of the East Wall.

Getting There 

Approach: Total time: 15 minutes

From the main trail, head uphill (left at the fork just past the parking lot) about a 1/2 mile on the wide open rocky trail. As the path winds, you will see many smaller trails leading up to Lover's Leap. You should avoid the temptation of taking them,and stay on the main trail until it bends and is about 100 yards from the start of the climbing. The final path leading up to the East Face is very wide, and will take you to a side-windy uphill hike that takes less than 5 minutes from the main trail, and stays wide until just before the East Wall. This path runs you right into the start of the East Corner (5.10d).

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Wall:
East Wall   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   
Bear's Reach   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Pop Bottle   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Preparation H   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 130'   
East Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Haystack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Fandango   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Psychedelic Tree   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
Fantasia   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Line   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Scimitar   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Fear No Evil   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
Unnamed   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Labor of Love   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
East Corner   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Out to Lunge   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport   
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The first pro is under that roof with the horizontal crack

Fantasia 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall
This route is located about 50 feet left of the East Crack(5.8), and about 75 feet right of the East Corner (5.10d).The East Crack is the largest Crack system on the left sideof the East Wall, and heads straight up for the first twopitches, and then leans right as seen from the trail below.To find this climb, look for a very featured slab thatcontinues up the face to a diagonal roof. The diagonal roofstarts at the ground, and works upwards until it meets thisroute about 50 feet off the ground. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By sactownclimber
From: Sacramento, CA
Jun 9, 2006

and anchors are mostly bolts . . .

This is misleading. In fact, I would say most anchors are not bolts. I haven't done every route on the east wall, but I've yet to see a bolted belay anywhere at the leap.

By Aron Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
Jun 10, 2006

Labor of Love and Fantasia both have bolts, though I agree that what I'd written was misleading, and has been changed. Thanks for pointing that out!

By Aron Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
May 17, 2008

Noted, and modified! Thanks!