Trip ReportTwo New Routes at Lover's Leap on Dear John Buttress
I just put up two new routes today with SuperTopo designer David Safanda. They are on the Northwest Face of Dear John Buttress (the part that faces the campground).
The routes are:
Airwaves - 5.10b
Airtime - 5.10a
Both routes are mostly gear with some bolts (drilled ground up). Both are super-super-exposed and go to a true cool summit (a rare thing for a Lover's Leap route). Both routes can be climbed in 190-super stretcher pitches... or you can cut them into smaller lenghts to cut down on roper drag. if you want to lead them in 190' pitches, you need to use TONS of runners to reduce rope drag.
On the topo below, i also included two other routes.
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