Elevation: 6,631 ft
GPS: 38.79919, -120.1354
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Jun 27, 2018
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Lover's Leap Details

Description

The main formation at the Leap is traditionally divided into these walls, from right/west/closest to the campground, to left/east/furthest:West Wall, Main Wall, Central Wall, and East Wall.

Getting There

From the Pony Express signed trailhead at the parking lot, follow the wide, rocky trail uphill. See each wall or route for specific directions to the huge Lovers Leap.

Once at the top of a route, walk or scramble away from the cliff until you see a well used climber's trail. Follow it left (east) until it winds around and rejoins the Pony Express Trail that connects to the campground and parking lot. 

93 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Formation

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 796
Bear's Reach
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,138
Corrugation Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 620
Haystack
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 174
Preparation H
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 343
East Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 78
Fantasia
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 621
The Line
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 169
Scimitar
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 374
Traveler Buttress
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 169
Psychedelic Tree
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 407
Hospital Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 121
Tombstone Terror
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 94
Power Lust
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 70
East Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 79
Boot Hill
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bear's Reach E Wall
 796
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Corrugation Corner Main Wall
 1,138
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Haystack E Wall
 620
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Preparation H E Wall
 174
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
East Crack E Wall
 343
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Fantasia E Wall
 78
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 3 pitches
The Line E Wall
 621
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Scimitar E Wall
 169
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Traveler Buttress Main Wall
 374
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Psychedelic Tree E Wall
 169
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Hospital Corner W Wall
 407
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Tombstone Terror Main Wall
 121
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Power Lust Main Wall
 94
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
East Corner E Wall
 70
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Boot Hill Main Wall
 79
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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