The Groove, Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress 5.8

   
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Lake Tahoe, California, USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 2 hours
Approach time: 5 minutes
Descent time: 15 minutes
Number of pitches: 2
Height of route: 200'
Overview
Imagine climbing up a 6-foot diameter water pipe that has been cut in half; that is The Groove. The climbing involves large dikes, lieback moves and loads of stemming on a near vertical wall. On the first pitch, the climbing is sustained at 5.7 until a brief 5.8 section near the anchor. The second pitch starts with tricky routefinding and a 10-foot runout to a heady 5.7 mantel. The difficulties then ease.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: September 16, 2009
Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress - The Groove 5.8 - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click to Enlarge
A view from Hogsback.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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