Bear's Reach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Bear's Reach (Lover's Leap))
Jump to: navigation, search
Bear's Reach
Location Lake Tahoe, California, United States
Coordinates 38°47′58″N 120°08′06″W / 38.79940°N 120.135°W / 38.79940; -120.135
Climbing Area Lover's Leap, East Wall
Route Type Trad
Vertical Gain 400+
Pitches 3
Grade 5.7
First ascent Phil Berry & Robin Linnett, 1956.
Fastest Ascent Alex Honnold 00:04:15.

The Bear's Reach is a technical rock climbing route on Lover's Leap near Lake Tahoe, CA.[1] Considered a classic for its grade, it includes both face and crack climbing. The route is named for the crux of the second pitch, a long reach between two large holds. The route is best known in popular culture through viral video featuring Dan Osman speed climbing the route in 4 min 25 sec.[2] This video is a clip from the movie Masters of Stone IV.

This mark was bettered when Alex Honnold[3] completed it in 4:15.


  1. ^ South Lake Tahoe Climbing, by Chris McNamara, Supertopo LLC, 1st Edition, March 2004 ISBN 0-9672391-7-6
  2. ^ Dan Osman- Lover's Leap This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Eric Perlman Productions.
  3. ^

External links[edit]