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.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
22 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Love Gap
Crack a Smile 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c VA
: Blue Ridge Parkway
: ... : Main Crag
Climb #11: *Crack a Smile (5.8, 90’) This route offers another possible 2nd pitch above Warm-Up. Go straight up from the anchor through a lower angle broken terrain and cracks to the base of the offwidth crack. Climb inside and grunt your way up a short but sweet crux and ‘crack a smile’ when you’re successfully through it. At top of the OW there is a choice of going straight up on a lichen slab to a rap sling around a tree (same as used by Bungle in the Jungle), or you can traverse out ri...[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.