Elevation: 6,999 ft
GPS: 39.735, -105.265 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kirk Miller on Oct 8, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: PRIVATE LAND Details

Description

This small crag, visible from the Windy Saddle parking lot, sits in the forest above Clear Creek. Climbers who brave the long approach are rewarded with a clean, steep slab that gets morning sun and evening shade. The routes are still a bit green, but with traffic they'll clean up nicely. With its close proximity to the Beaver Brook trail, I wasn't too surprised to learn the crag had a historic name... Lover's Leap, of course.

Getting There

From the Windy Saddle parking lot on Lookout Mountain, hike out the Lookout Mountain trail to the Beaver Brook trail 0.2 miles. Hike an additional 1.4 miles to the Lover's Leap overlook on the right where routes can be seen on the slab below. To reach the base, hike past the overlook and on down the trail to a faint switchback, climbers' trail, that leaves the main trail on the right and heads back to the bottom of the crag. Expect to take ~40 minutes.

Eds. Note that the speed limit is 20 mph on Lookout Mountain Rd, and the police do patrol there.

Also, there are rattlesnakes on the trail at times here.

L->R:

A. Short, Sweet Crack, 5 R, 1p, 20', gear or TR.
B. BB Gun, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
C1. BB King, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
C2. BB Brain, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.

D. School of Mimes, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Black And Blue, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
F1. Doug's Variation, 10-, 1p, 50', TR.
F2. Bed And Breakfast, 8+, 1p, 50', gear & bolt.
G. ABBA, 8 PG-13 or R, 1p, 50', gear or TR.
H. Butt Over Buttress, 10+, 1p, 45', TR.

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lover's Leap on Beaver Brook

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 50
BB Gun
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
BB Brain
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 48
BB King
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Black And Blue
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
BB Gun
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
BB Brain
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
BB King
 48
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Black And Blue
 16
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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