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bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jun 23, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
I've been a regular customer to the previous owners for beer, ice, crag-chow, etc...

Happy to return some business to the place next time I come by (buy).
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 23, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
You climb?

I used to frequent the old one, usually don't pull the camping 'n smores scene at the Leap lately so don't have much reason.

Best thing I ever bought at the old one was a pack of condoms, so that's pretty important protection to stock as well ;).
CalicoJack

climber
CA
Jun 23, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Really nice folks, good selection of gear if you need it & plenty of beers to choose from. Dig it!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 23, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
BITD, i bought a "stawberry mtn" swami, chalk bag and many other items there. The chalk bag became iconic for the 70/80 period of tahoe- seemed EVERYONE had one. Thanks Victor Marcus! Support your local shops, or SOON you wont have any.
Worster than you

Mountain climber
Lafayette, CA
Jun 23, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Ha, I came in to give this thread a bump, and it was done for me many times over! Visited the store yesterday after climbing and we hung out at the patio in the side yard. Owner (I assume that's Squirrel!) came out and chatted us up for a while - great community vibe. Fantastic place to hang out after a climb, and as posted above, a startlingly interesting selection of single beers. Thanks for making this shop what it is, and I hope the success continues.
Petch

Gym climber
knapsack crack
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Black Diamond camalots and wild country cams have just arrived. If you don't see what you want, squirrel will do special orders.

Spitting rain off and on right now and looks like the weather is going to be funky until Thursday.
ChizzDizzle

Trad climber
Rocklin,CA
Nov 28, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Was in there today. Coffee great, GF selection's aplenty, funny cat kickin' it in the front window, Dead jammin, kick a$$ VW Bus in front and the man himself was friendly and now am stopping there whenever I can.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Nov 28, 2013 - 01:50am PT
There is some impressive crags/ boulders on the north side of the highway too. From memory: one area near Kyburz, and another at a bit lower elevation. You'd think they would get hit up as much as the Leap, but approach/ access may be the issue. IDK.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Nov 28, 2013 - 01:55am PT
phantom spires is in between kyburz and strawberry and sugarloaf is above kyburz. there is also wrights lake cliffs (further up wrights lake road than phantom spires) and the 31st milepost tract which is pretty insignificant compared to the others
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Nov 28, 2013 - 02:10am PT
Yeah, 31 milestone is way insignificant compared to the others. WAY!

The store is now way bitchin as described earlier. They'll match prices, you won't find you gear cheaper anywhere else. Plus, a store like that, run by such an awesome dude and his family is bound to become nothing less than a historical landmark in the climbing world. Get in early so you can lean back in your rocking chair some day and tell the story about how back in the day, "you were there man"!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 2, 2014 - 08:52pm PT
Saturday, I got a chance to meet and chat with Squirrel and Hippie Tim (and a couple of the cats), sample the beer selection, and gobble down some chips and organic berries at the picnic tables outside. Nice market, nice folks!

Still looking for snowshoe hare roadkill, btw.
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Jun 2, 2014 - 09:15pm PT

Big Foot?

Is that you?
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 2, 2014 - 09:20pm PT
Bump for breakfast at the Strawberry Lodge/Cafe BITD . . . at least I think that's what they called it:)
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jun 2, 2014 - 09:42pm PT
No matter which route you do everyone who lives at the Leap is so stoked that you had the local experience. The whole Strawberry community is full of love and wonder and adventure. Squirrel has brought back the climbing shop, added amazing beers from all over the country including my favorite Mammoth IPA's, and offers that down home hospitality. BITD is now today again at Lovers Leap.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 3, 2014 - 06:46am PT
Damn....I'm tempted to go back to the Leap just to hang out at the store. Only climbed there once....with TM back in 73 or so.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 16, 2014 - 09:21am PT
grab a beer
and enjoy it
on the patio
looking out toward
the leap.

squirrel has tunes
piped outside
and there is usually
a good crew
milling about
either recounting
or planning a
worthy excursion
among the local mountains.

strawberry market
now holds an on-site liquor license.

and a deli is like three nails
and a final inspection away
from turnkey.
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