On Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th, Climbing Resources Advocates Greater Sacramento (CRAGS) will be hosting the 3rd annual clean-up of Lover's Leap. This is a perfect opportunity to help maintain one of Califorinia's best climbing areas.
A picture of Lover's Leap, the red line shows the classic Haystack (5.8)
Supertopo.com says, "Loverâ€™s Leap boasts some of the countries best moderate granite. According to Royal Robbins in his 1976 Tahoe Guide, â€śWith the lone exception of Tahquitz Rock, Loverâ€™s Leap has the best selection of concentrated free climbs in California... No one cliff even in Yosemite has Loverâ€™s Leapâ€™s concentration.. with such quality and variety.â€ť Yosemite Valley offers better long routes, scenery, and history but Loverâ€™s Leap has more easy and moderate multi-pitch climbs. Unlike the Valley where to climb three multi-pitch 5.8 climbs you would have to drive miles to three separate cliffs, at Loverâ€™s Leap you usually just walk 100 feet in either direction."
Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the campground. Some food will be provided but it's best to bring snacks for refueling between trail work. Afterwords, pro-climber Kevin Jorgenson will be giving a slide show. Stop by and check out this great event.
Tags: CRAGS, Lover's Leap
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