BETA PHOTO: Love Gap - crag topo
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
Rip the Tips 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c VA
: Blue Ridge Parkway
: ... : Main Crag
Climb #3: Rip the Tips (~5.8+, 65) Start ~40' left, up the hill from Keelin's Delight. Start up the wide crack in a left-facing corner and work your way up. After about 20-25, transition slightly left to flared finger cracks (or a bit further left and pull the bulge to get established on the face - 5.9+). Follow face/cracks up to a slot, then around to the left of the block/bulge and up to a small tree on the edge of cliff (theres a larger tree about 12' back from the edge.) To rap...[more] Browse More Classics in VA
BETA PHOTO: Love Gap - Crag Overview
BETA PHOTO: One of the secondary outcroppings.
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.