Over a half mile
across and up to 600 feet tall, Lover's Leap is a great multi-pitch
area for all experience levels. People from all over the world
come toclimb on this spectacular cliff. This well featured
cliff makes even the steepest route climbable. Lover's Leap
is located in Strawberry, CA, the home of Lover's LeapGuides,
a locally owned and operated climbing company.
Click here for a view of Lover's Leap
This area is made
up of many free standing formations called spires. The spires
range in height up to 250 feet tall. After reaching the tops
of thetaller spires you experience a breath taking view of
the American River Canyon. This area is known for its door
knob like hand holds.
This area tends
to be for the more experienced climber. Unlike the Phantom
Spires and Lover's Leap, there are few features on the rock.
The rockat Sugarloaf has frequently been compared to Yosemite
for its smooth granite and straight crack climbing. In 1978
Toni Yaniro put up Grand Illusion, the first 5.13, thenthe
hardest climb in the world.