East Crack, Lover's Leap, East Wall 5.8

   
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Lake Tahoe, California, USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 3 hours
Approach time: 15 minutes
Descent time: 15 minutes
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 400'
Overview
East crack provides a variety of sustained 5.7 and 5.8 terrain. Because the route doesnít have a memorable crux, it sees little traffic relative to Bearís Reach or East Wall. With only a few 5.8 moves, this is a good entry to 5.8 and is only moderately more difficult (and better protected) than Bearís Reach.
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Strategy
The first pitch is straightforward with one 5.7 move around the roof. The second pitch is the business: face and crack moves lead to two steep, awkward, and well protected 5.8 bulges. When crowded, belay on the far left side and high on Bushy Ledge.

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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: July 21, 2012
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A view from the approach.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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