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Lover's Leap on Beaver Brook 

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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Oct 8, 2010
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Looking from SW down on the crag from atop the roc...


This small crag, visible from the Windy Saddle parking lot, sits in the forest above Clear Creek. Climbers who brave the long approach are rewarded with a clean, steep slab that gets morning sun and evening shade. The routes are still a bit green, but with traffic they'll clean up nicely. With its close proximity to the Beaver Brook trail, I wasn't too surprised to learn the crag had a historic name... Lover's Leap, of course.

Getting There 

From the Windy Saddle parking lot on Lookout Mountain, hike out the Lookout Mountain trail to the Beaver Brook trail 0.2 miles. Hike an additional 1.6 miles to the summit of the crag (just past the "B/B 1.5 sign"). To reach the base, hike past the summit and on down the trail to a faint switchback, climbers' trail, that leaves the main trail on the right and heads back to the bottom of the crag. Expect to take ~40 minutes.

Eds. Note that the speed limit is 20 mph on Lookout Mountain Rd, and the police do patrol there.

Also, there are rattlesnakes on the trail at times here.


A. BB Gun, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
B1. BB King, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
B2. BB Brain, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.

C. Unknown, 11?, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Black And Blue, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
E1. Doug's Variation, 10-, 1p, 50', TR.
E2. Bed And Breakfast, 8+, 1p, 50', gear & bolt.
F. ABBA, 8 PG-13 or R, 1p, 50', gear or TR.
G. Butt Over Buttress, 10+, 1p, 45', TR.

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lover's Leap on Beaver Brook:
BB Brain   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
BB King   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
BB Gun   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Black And Blue   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Doug's Variation.  Happy 58th!
Doug's Variation. Happy 58th!
The right two 5.9 routes.
The right two 5.9 routes.
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By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Oct 15, 2010

Nice crag and good work, Kirk. Pretty steep and consistent face climbing with enough small features to keep it moderate but make you think. A bit mossy since it's virgin rock, but it will clean up once the word gets out. Sheltered SE exposure and a 30-minute hike from the road.

By Mike Morin
From: On the Road
Oct 19, 2010

High quality crag, fun routes.

By Alex A
May 5, 2011

Some more fun Kirt Miller routes, nice job Kirt, nice hike, will take about 35 to 45 minutes to get there.

By Wayne
From: Superior, CO
May 5, 2011

A fun set of 3 climbs that are well bolted. 5.9 is my limit and I was comfortable leading (and falling on) BB Gun and would have been comfortable on the others. Next time maybe I can skip the falling part.

By Andrew S.
Jul 6, 2011

Climbed these with Mr. Kirk Miller today. Couldn't have asked for a better partner, climbs, atmosphere. Great routes, can't wait to do Ugly Stick.

By Legs Magillicutty
From: Littleton
Sep 12, 2011

Nice job, Kirk. The base of the climb could use a little trail work. It was difficult to not knock dirt and rocks down on the party belaying on the rightmost route. If you need help, I'm volunteering.

By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Aug 8, 2012

There was a little rattler on the trail probably ~0.5 mile from the parking lot today.

By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Dec 6, 2012

This is a good crag but a little far away for the average sport climber that does not like walking.