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Spring through fall
South Lake Tahoe is minutes away
Beginner to advanced
Nestled between the main Sierra Nevada crest on the west and the Carson Range on the east, lies Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, and one of the best climbing areas in the USA. Towering above this beautiful lake is an enormous expanse of fine-grained, high-quality granite. With classic options such as Lover’s Leap, Traveler Buttress or Bear’s Reach, this area caters to all skill levels. It doesn’t take much to see why Lake Tahoe remains one of the best climbing spots in Sierra Nevada among climbers hungry for world-class rock climbing.
The granite here feels like it was built to be climbed
The Lake Tahoe Basin holds a lifetime of climbing
The draw for most is Lover’s Leap — a 250-600ft stretch of granite
Lake Tahoe offers so many great climbs that having a certified guide to help you navigate your options will ensure you make the most out of your time on the rocks. Your customized full-day experience will have you developing your technique on handpicked routes catered to your skill level or testing your skills on tough classics reserved for seasoned climbers.
Working on a tight schedule? This customized half-day of guided climbing will have you accomplishing a lot in a short time. Whether you want to work on building your skills or climb a classic route in the area, name your goals and your certified guide will take care of the rest!
The urge to scale a large cliff and reach the summit is what drives many to get into the sport. Multi-pitch climbing is the way to achieve that goal. This guided full-day experience will start with a review of basic climbing systems, after which you will learn to safely move out of the single-pitch world. The day culminates with an ascent of a multi-pitch climb that will put all your new skills to use.
Wow! Can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience. It was my children’s first time doing outdoor rock climbing and they are hooked. Our guide was incredibly patient and treated the kids so well. Next time we are back in Tahoe we can’t wait to do this adventure again.
We had such a great time. We love getting outdoors and having a bit of adventure, and this was right on the money. It’s like rock climbing/mountain climbing, but you don’t have to worry too much about gear or technique because it is all done for you. You clip in to the cable and you are safe for the whole time. You get amazing views of the valley and get to cover some pretty hairy terrain with no worries.
Our guide was Scott and he was great. Very professional and thorough, but also very patient and friendly…chatted us up the whole time. I would recommend this activity to anyone who is OK with heights, as there are definitely some maneuvers that might give the squeamish pause. We will definitely do this again!
Wow! Our favorite part of this mountain climbing adventure was doing something seemingly so dangerous and yet feeling very safe and ABLE. Our guide was clear, patient and encouraging. We walked away with a sense of accomplishment and feeling of possibilities.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Lake Tahoe, please refer to the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get in this adventure package:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
Lake Tahoe has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Lake Tahoe has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best-hidden gems the area has to offer.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Lake Tahoe from the Bay Area, head up Highway 80 to Sacramento, where you will head up into the hills on 80, 50, or 89, depending on where you’re going. From Reno, head up Highway 80 to go to North Lake destinations, or down Highway 395, and then West on Highway 89 into South Lake Tahoe.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. From there, you’ll head to your course. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on the conditions and the climbing ability of the group.