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Love Gap  Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.87623, -79.01687 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M.Dubo on Mar 25, 2011
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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.

Getting There 

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 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',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Love Gap
Rock Climbing Photo: Keelin's Delight/Dilemma

Keelin's Delight 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  VA : Blue Ridge Parkway : ... : Main Crag
Climb #5: Keelin's Delight (5.8, 80') A mixed route with two bolts in the first 25' and a bolted anchor at the top. Start at a thin right leaning crack for the first 8’ then leave the crack and proceed up, clipping the bolts and diagonally left across the face to a short crack by a small ledge. Proceed on up the face to the bolt anchors. A slightly harder alternative start, proceeds straight up from the base of the crack instead of following it up.It’s also possible to extend the length ...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Love Gap Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the secondary outcroppings.
BETA PHOTO: One of the secondary outcroppings.
Rock Climbing Photo: Main cliff.
BETA PHOTO: Main cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left side.
Left side.
Rock Climbing Photo: Love Gap - crag topo
BETA PHOTO: Love Gap - crag topo

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By SICgrips
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.

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