The Line on Lover's Leap

Pulling a shallow roof

After a day in Tahoe with Dale, climbing at Castle Rock and hanging out at his place near Heavenly, we did a day trip to Lover's Leap.  Our mission was to climb "The Line" - a three-pitch 5.9 up a beautiful vertical seam in the granite cliff.

There was no wait and the climbing was superb.  No real crack moves despite the fact that we were climbing a seam in the rock.  We did the climb in two pitches with a 60 meter rope and finished it up with a really fun roof pull.  The approach and walk-off were both really nice.  A great day of climbing and a solid introduction to western granite.