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Areas in Lover's Leap

45 Wall 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Beaver Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Breakfast Nook, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Die Hard Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Dr. Lu Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Father's Day Area 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Groove Tube Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Plasma Wall 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Room, The 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Trainwreck Wall 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Tube Zone 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

The "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 There

From 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.

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Lurker
Verdi, NV
Lurker   Verdi, NV  
Did you look through MP? I've put up a few routes there (45 Wall, Fathers' Day area) that aren't in the book, but are on MP, and I can think of at least 3 routes on the Plasma Wall that fit the same.

I'm sure there's more development going on there as well, Shasta folks are still putting up routes, maybe not putting them on MP though. May 16, 2017
I've climbed at the Leap twice and noticed several new routes that aren't in the Shipman guide book. Does anyone have any information regarding these new lines? Any information would be greatly appreciated for this fantastic crag.
Thanks. May 15, 2017
Salamanizer suchoski
Vacaville Ca.
Salamanizer suchoski   Vacaville Ca.  
Fantastic new entry. Glad it's finally getting filled in with routes. Good job, I know it takes a lot of time to post a lot of info like this. Glad there are people like you who actually take the time to do it, and do a good job. Aug 21, 2015

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