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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 road....again..do not continue taking logging road or pass gate d/t private property) The cliffs are actually within park boundaries.
22 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Love Gap
Ante Up 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b VA
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Climb #7: Ante Up (~5.7, 90') Same start in the gully as Jungle Blocks, left of Warm-Up route tree. About 25 feet up the gully there are twin cracks on the right. Proceed up the right-hand crack until it ends, then diagonal and traverse up left up along the face. Make a balance move or two (make sure to set gear) and mantle the crux up onto the last 25’ of slab of Warm-Up....
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One of the secondary outcroppings. BETA PHOTO:
Main cliff. BETA PHOTO:
Love Gap - crag topo BETA PHOTO:
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. Craig note: This dose not include Love Lost. There is another draft guide to that area that others have put out.