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Location: 37.87623, -79.01687 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Love Gap - crag topo

Description 

Very large expanse of rock about 100 feet in height.
Lots of high ball boulders scattered around.
Fairly secluded area of the parkway.

Getting There 

Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to MP 16 and then look for a LEFT hand turn onto a gravel road 814.

After about 4/10 of a mile look for a parking area on the right near a driveway. It's basically just a mud parking area.

If no foliage on trees then you can see the cliffs from the road and parking area.

Head straight across road and you'll see a rough trail that'll take you to the base

(caution: trail to the rock verges LEFT off of the logging road....again..do not continue taking logging road or pass gate d/t private property)

The cliffs are actually within park boundaries.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',3],['5.8',4],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Love Gap
Rock Climbing Photo: Booty Call is #21, (middle of the top.)

Booty Call 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Virginia : Central & Southern VA Regio... : ... : Main Crag
21. Booty Call (5.9, 40’ FA Matt Fanning, Sam Powell) Starts in the middle of the bushes at a slightly overhanging crack. First part is 5.9 but soon slacks off to 5.5. Probably the easiest way to access it, is to lead routes Warm- Up/Hangman’s or Sassafras/Undercling Slab, then traverse over to the start, fighting through the bushes. Anchors are located the middle of the large roof. (no photo yet – see crag overview)...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

Photos of Love Gap Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Love Gap - Crag Overview
BETA PHOTO: Love Gap - Crag Overview
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the secondary outcroppings.
BETA PHOTO: One of the secondary outcroppings.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left side.
Left side.
Rock Climbing Photo: Main cliff.
BETA PHOTO: Main cliff.

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By SICgrips
May 28, 2014
We've compiled a small guide to Love Gap and it's available to view or download at:

Love Gap: A Climber's Guide

We plan on updating it occasionally and the latest version will always be uploaded there.

Craig

note: This dose not include Love Lost. There is another draft guide to that area that others have put out.

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