Classic Climbs

Classic Climbs of Lover’s Leap! Corrugation Corner

By February 9, 2020 February 15th, 2020 No Comments

The mighty corner of the Leap, Corrugation Corner. 5.7 3-5 pitches 

One of the best 5.7’s multi-pitch climbs at Lover’s Leap if not one of the best anywhere.  This climbs has it all.  Stemming, crack climbing, arete climbing, roofs, traverses, and a Chimney!

Pitch One.  Start up the corner, stemming and dike climbing up to the roof. Traverse left under the roof with an optional belay here, or continue up and to the right, now traversing the top of the roof to a nice belay ledge.

Pitch Two.  Go straight up the corner until the crack widens.  Make an upward left traverse to the arete.  Climb the fantastic and exposed arete until an easy wide crack leads to the infamous “Beach the Whale” move.  Belay on the ledgeman in white helmet rock climbing

                                 Looking down from the second belay.

Pitch Three.  Head up the short and fun chimney, step out right and up to a fix pin.  Make exposed moves over to the corner to the right.  Head up the corner to a small roof.  Just after the roof another optional belay appears, or continue up the easy dikes to the top.  Classic Lover’s Leap dike hiking!

woman in white helmet peering over a rock face

Topping out on Corrugation Corner

Coming to Lake Tahoe, California.  Try a day out of climbing with Lover’s Leap Guides and experience this classic trad climb!

Petch

Petch

Petch has been climbing since 1989 and has passion teaching and guiding as much as he does for climbing. At the end of an eight month climbing trip that took him and his partner from Joshua Tree in Southern California to Devils Tower in the eastern part of Wyoming, and everything in between, the final stop turned out to be Lover’s Leap. The right turn towards Lover’s Leap landed Petch in the campground in 1993. Climbing for eight months and a bank account of zero, he quickly found a job at the Strawberry Lodge. Falling in love with Lover’s Leap and Strawberry he found making a home easy. A guiding job opened in 1996 with teaching youth backpacking and rock climbing. The exciting future of guiding as a full time profession led to the opening of Lover’s Leap Guides in 2003. With his enthusiasm and knowledge of Lover’s Leap, Lover’s Leap Guides has become the most popular and busiest service to climb at Lover’s Leap. He has spent countless hours working with the Access Fund, CRAGS, and the Forest Service to maintain trails, protect nesting raptors, and community outreach. Climbing most of the routes at Lover’s Leap, he has also added numerous routes of his own. From 5.5 to 5.12D, some of his first ascents have become modern day classics. A good chance you will probably climb one of his routes when you climb with Lover’s Leap Guides.Petch is certified by the AMGA as a Rock Instructor and holds his certification as a Wilderness First Responder and CPR.