Lover's Leap - Link to all Lover's Leap Posts
Directions: Turn off Highway 50 at the Strawberry Lodge onto Strawberry Drive. Take the next left up Strawberry Court and follow the signs to the parking area. If camping, park in one of the assigned spots. If not, park in the extra parking and pay the daily rate in the drop box near the outhouses.
Camping: There are about 20 campsites at Lover's Leap and there is a charge of $10 per night. The $10 includes one car. Extra cars will require an additional $5 (as of June of 2008).
The campsites are pretty nice here. They are large with fire pits and picnic tables. Most are well-shaded and relatively flat and isolated from other areas. We chose to stay near camp 20 (I can't remember exactly which one), as these seemed quieter and more secluded. However, they are also farther away from the path leading to the cliff.
Showers can be had at the Strawberry Lodge for $5 per person. The food and service is also pretty good here, too. We particularly enjoyed the ice cream.
While there is a small market a little past the Lodge and across the street, I wouldn't expect much for grocery options. Bringing your own food or eating at the Lodge are recommended.
WeatherWhile I can't speak for the rest of the year, Lover's Leap is very warm in the afternoon in June. We climbed into the afternoon a few times, but we also didn't climb all afternoon each day. It is great for early-to-mid-morning shade, and the breeze helps later in the afternoon once you're up a couple of pitches.
Routes and Cliffs: - Links to all posts discussing the routes noted below (sorted by grade / alphabetical).
- Knapsack Crack (5.6)
- Bear's Reach (5.7)
- Hogwild (5.7)
- Better With Bacon (5.8)
- Haystack (5.8)
- Deception Direct (5.9R)
- Accessory Dogs (5.10a)