Elevation: 6,631 ft
GPS: 38.799, -120.135 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 189,603 total · 7,657/month
Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Jun 27, 2018
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, 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. 

92 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Main Formation Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Main Formation

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 136
East Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 890
Corrugation Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 685
Bear's Reach
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 519
Haystack
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 142
Preparation H
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 274
East Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 63
Fantasia
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 528
The Line
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 147
Scimitar
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 310
Traveler Buttress
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 135
Psychedelic Tree
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 338
Hospital Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 102
Tombstone Terror
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 81
Power Lust
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 60
Boot Hill
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Wall E Wall
 136
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Corrugation Corner Main Wall
 890
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Bear's Reach E Wall
 685
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Haystack E Wall
 519
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Preparation H E Wall
 142
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
East Crack E Wall
 274
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Fantasia E Wall
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 3 pitches
The Line E Wall
 528
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Scimitar E Wall
 147
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Traveler Buttress Main Wall
 310
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Psychedelic Tree E Wall
 135
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Hospital Corner W Wall
 338
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Tombstone Terror Main Wall
 102
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Power Lust Main Wall
 81
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Boot Hill Main Wall
 60
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
More Classic Climbs in Main Formation »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments