Pop Bottle, Lover's Leap, East Wall 5.7


Lake Tahoe, California, USA

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The GPS coordinates for this route are shown below. See the GPS Marker Legend at right for details on each marker. Click on the Marker to see the actual GPS coordinates.

The approach is mostly flat and takes 10-15 minutes from the campground or 5 minutes from the east parking lot. From 50 feet east of the campground bathrooms, take the Old Pony Express Trail (the main trail) east. After 5-10 minutes and once even with Haystack at the left side of the East Wall, turn right onto a climbers’ trail. Another few hundred feet of trail and talus puts you at the base.

The descent takes 10-15 minutes. From the top of any route, walk away from the edge for 10-50 feet and pick up a climbers’ trail that switchbacks down to the northeast. Reach the Old Pony Express Trail and turn left. A hike of 100 yards puts you back in front of the East Wall.

Lover's Leap, East Wall - Pop Bottle 5.7 - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click to Enlarge
A view from the approach.
Photo: Chris McNamara