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Elevation: 5,128 ft 1,563 m
GPS: 41.3633, -122.69197
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Description Suggest change

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.

Camping is no longer allowed in the parking area. Drive up the access road a little ways (4WD recommended) for some secluded spots, past the US Forest Service property sign.

Getting There Suggest change

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, 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.

70 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lover's Leap (Limestone)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Doesn't Suck
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Squirrel Nose
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
45
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Mini Dihedral
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Finger Bucket
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Mr. Anti-Social
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Gun Show
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Monkey Wrench
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Jug Lord
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Meant to Be
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Werewolves of London
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Groove Tube
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Monica Lewinsky
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Chasin' Tail
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Kinship of Fools
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Doesn't Suck 45 Wall
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Squirrel Nose 45 Wall
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
45 45 Wall
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mini Dihedral 45 Wall
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Finger Bucket 45 Wall
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mr. Anti-Social Monica Lewinsky Wall
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Gun Show 45 Wall
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Monkey Wrench 45 Wall
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jug Lord Trainwreck Wall
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Meant to Be Plasma Wall
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Werewolves of London 45 Wall
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Groove Tube Groove Tube Wall
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Monica Lewinsky Monica Lewinsky Wall
 4
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Chasin' Tail 45 Wall
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Kinship of Fools Plasma Wall
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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