Lover’s Leap Spring Update!
We have been receiving calls and emails from throughout the country on the conditions at Lover’s Leap and Lake Tahoe. After three years of mild winters that kept us climbing throughout the year, California was hit hard with massive Atmospheric Rivers(AR’s). These storms brought the drought stricken Sierra much needed moisture and snow pack to rejuvenate our streams and reservoirs.
The Lover’s Leap base is around 6,000 feet elevation and the summit just over 7,000. Right now at the base of the East Wall there is about 10 feet of snow(making the first crux of the Line super doable!!!). Once we hit a consistent high pressure, the warm spring sun will melt this pack away quickly. It’s not unheard of to lose over a foot of snow in a day, especially at this elevation.
Here at Lover’s Leap Guides, we hope to be running trips at the Leap by late April or early May. We are currently running trips at Sugarloaf. With an elevation of 4000 feet and great South West exposure, the “Loaf” is snow free and has been perfect in between storms.
At Sugarloaf we offer guided multi-pitch climbing, Lead courses, top rope climbing, groups and private days. Once we hit a consistent high pressure pattern, Lover’s Leap Guides will be offering spring Self Rescue courses at Sugarloaf.
As always, if you ever have questions on conditions, routes, places to camp around Lake Tahoe, please feel free to give us a call or an email.