Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lover's Leap

Lover's Leap
After a few days in the backcountry, we decided to spend the rest of the our week in the friendly confines of Lover's Leap near South Lake Tahoe.  With beautiful camping, impeccable rock and 4-600' routes, we could take the foot off the gas pedal a bit and still enjoy some fun, airy climbing.

The days were hot, but we still managed to climb - mostly in the morning and the evening with a brief siesta in between - the luxury of camping a mere minutes from the base of the wall.  I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Kristin on the The Line
Kristin Leading up Knapsack Crack
Climber Nearing the Second Belay on Knapsack Crack

Traveler's Buttress
Looking Back Down the Crux Pitch on Traveler's
Kristin at the Start of the Third Pitch on Traveler's
An Unknown Climber Clearing the Classic Arete on Traveler's
Unknown Climbers on the Lower Buttress
Looking Back Down the First Pitch of The Groove

Hospital Corner
On Top of Corrugation Corner on the Evening of the Last Day
Tools of the Trade

And finally, after a week of climbing, our bodies started to show a few signs of wear.  Be forewarned - the following pictures are graphic evidence of the trying moments we experienced during our week long Anniversary climbing trip in the Sierras.

Kristin Sleeping Off a Climbing Hangover - The Afternoon Siesta
Kristin Proving You Can Sunburn the Top of Your Hands - Makes the Hand Jam Rather Painful
And Finally - Chris' Feet After a Week in Rock Shoes - Hide the Kids!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris!
    I'm the content strategist helping launch the new website, set to launch end of November 2011.
    I love your blog post about South Lake Tahoe and I'm wondering if we can use the site's new blog?
    We would of course give you credit and link back to your site - or anywhere else you request.

    Please let me know yea or nay!