This is one of the finest crack lines at the Leap. It is located in the center of the East Wall. It should not be hard to pick out, since it follows a continuous crack system for 400ft.
P1: This is the best pitch. Follow a straight in crack in a shallow LF dihedral for 130ft. The first 100ft are continuous, but rests can be found on dikes.
P2: Continue up the crack system which turns right facing. Belay before a roof.
P3: Short pitch. Climb the roof and descend to the left on a well marked trail.
Gear to 2.5"
|By Aron Quiter|
From: Oakland, CA
May 29, 2006
This route can be easily completed in two pitches using a 60 meter rope. Once you've found the first belay stance immediately up and right of a roof system, it is about 185 feet to the top of the route. The rope drag on this second pitch is atrocious, and gets exciting pulling the final roof, so bring lots of slings.
From: Oakland CA
Jun 12, 2007
I've done it in three pitches, and in two pitches, and I'd agree it is better to do it in two. The third pitch is short, and if you stop where I did for the second belay, the anchor isn't all that great. An old pin, a very thin nut (3 or 4 bd) and some junk cams.
|By Darren D.|
May 20, 2009
Yes, easily climbed in two pitches...even for a punter like me. A nice climb with fun moves.
From: San Francisco
Oct 26, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
... or in 1 pitch with a 70 meter rope and rap to the ground from the "Labor of Love" bolted anchor.
1st pitch is fantastic and features 2 distinct cruxes.
|By Rocco Spina|
Jul 26, 2010
the first time I lead the line,hex's were just making sene,great pro the whole way to the top,its great to see no bolts on the route,RR would be pruod
|By Rocco Spina|
Jul 26, 2010
RR had a climbing school at the leap in the early 70's
Aug 24, 2010
A great line.
|By Joe Ludlow|
From: Denver, Colorado
Aug 25, 2010
Fantastic climb! I would recommend that this one be led with zero cams and only nuts! Cept for the roof. A yellow placed just below it protects it perfectly.
|By Colonel Mustard|
From: Reno, NV
Aug 24, 2011
Per Joe's suggestion, I've led it with WC Zero cams. It's pretty good that way.
|By Ryan N|
From: San Louis Obispo
Sep 13, 2013
The anchors for Labor of Love just to the right of the gear belay work quite nice and makes for a spicy finish with a traverse
|By Brian Wade|
Sep 16, 2013
You CANNOT rap directly off with a 70m rope-or at least ours. Please be careful suggesting you can.
|By E thatcher|
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Jun 22, 2014
fun, solid line. We did it in two as well, and with a bit of runout on easy terrain on the second pitch, the rope drag wasn't bad at all...if you face climb frequently and are comfortable to that kind of exposure, then I would suggest this route is no harder than 5.8.
|By Jordan Collins|
From: South Lake Tahoe
Jul 14, 2014
2nd & 3rd pitches have like 5 pieces of fixed gear. Yellow alien, BD #4, Grey TCU, and a few more. You can not carry those pieces. :) BTW we did it in 2 pitches with a 60. Belay about fifteen feet above that first roof and then climb to the top. Second pitch is a super long pitch so bring those extendo's. Belay off the tree or if your as stretched as we were you can belay right at the top out with a #3 BD and 2 #1 BD's in a cool little crack 5 feet past the edge. Good dike climbing with a FEW crack moves.