North American Classic Climbs

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Lover's Leap

Traveler Buttress

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The best route at a very fine cragging area. Look up "sill" and "dike" in a basic geology textbook before climbing this, as they figure prominently in the ascent. There are vertical climbs at "The Leap" that go at 5.7 (e.g., the almost equally classic Corrugation Corner) because of the abundance of holds. Expect lots of company, since this is minutes from a major highway.


Lowland Rock (crag)




Sierra Nevada Range, California, USA



I1, G38


II, 5.9


Route Descriptions & Maps:

See references

First Ascent:

First Free Ascent:

Lower section: S. Thompson, G. Webster, S. Roper, 1966.
R. Long, A. Steck, 1965.


Trip Reports:

Reyes, 5/01