BETA PHOTO: Love Gap - Crag Overview
Very large expanse of rock about 100 feet in height.
Lots of high ball boulders scattered around.
Fairly secluded area of the parkway.
Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to MP 16 and then look for a LEFT hand turn onto a gravel road 814.
After about 4/10 of a mile look for a parking area on the right near a driveway. It's basically just a mud parking area.
If no foliage on trees then you can see the cliffs from the road and parking area.
Head straight across road and you'll see a rough trail that'll take you to the base
(caution: trail to the rock verges LEFT off of the logging road....again..do not continue taking logging road or pass gate d/t private property)
The cliffs are actually within park boundaries.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
22 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Love Gap
Swamp Crack 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b VA
: Blue Ridge Parkway
: ... : Main Crag
Climb #18: Swamp Crack (~5.7+, 65) Same start as route Easy Access. Follow low angle crack up and right until it joins a steeper crack system/small gully that goes straight up. Get established in the wide crack and progress upward to the base of block-like shield that has hand-holds on both sides. Work your hands up on the right and/or left sides of the block, then transition back left intothe crack/gully and follow it the rest of the way up to the webbing around a tree. Check condition ...[more] Browse More Classics in VA
BETA PHOTO: One of the secondary outcroppings.
BETA PHOTO: Love Gap - crag topo
May 28, 2014
We've compiled a small guide to Love Gap and it's available to view or download at:
Love Gap: A Climber's Guide
We plan on updating it occasionally and the latest version will always be uploaded there.
note: This dose not include Love Lost. There is another draft guide to that area that others have put out.