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
One Move Wonder 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b VA
: Blue Ridge Parkway
: ... : Main Crag
19. One Move Wonder (~5.10, 75') Start just to the right of Swamp Crack on a broken rock face and diagonal up and left. And join Swamp Crack momentarily as you reach the shield. Climb up and right of the shield and proceed diagonally out right to a stance below the crux. Pull extremely thin face holds to get a rounded jug and pull up onto Happy Ending where you can clip the last bolt and the angle slacks off. Scramble on up and over to the tree sling anchor of Swamp Crack. A somewhat easier fini...[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.