Lover's Leap Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe "other" Lover's Leap. Obscure in comparison to its Tahoe sibling, but awesome nonetheless, this Lover's Leap is a limestone plug on the top of a ridgeline, with 360 degree views of the Scott Valley. The rock quality ranges from good, to excellent, to bullet. There are approximately 75 routes currently, with a lot of new route potential at all grades. Another undiscovered gem of northern California.
Lover's Leap can be climbed almost year-round, although spring and fall are typically the best seasons. The crag may get snow in the winter, and summer can be pretty hot. However, routes and walls exist at all aspects, so there is always sun or shade to be found.
A large group campsite can be found at the parking area, or drive up the access road a little ways (4WD recommended) for more secluded spots.
Getting ThereFrom the east, find Gazelle-Callahan Road off of Old Highway 99. Take a left on Masterson Road and follow for ~1 mile. Take a left on Kangaroo Creek Road and follow for ~4 miles. Take a left at a hairpin turn, drive for another mile, and park at the large landing on your left. The main rock formation should have been visible to your left for most of the last mile.
From the parking (which also doubles as an excellent camp site), head up an older/rougher road for ~10 minutes. A fairly obvious trail leads from the end of the road to the crag along a relatively flat ridgeline. Expect an ~30 minute hike to the first wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at Lover's Leap
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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