Your Destination for World-Class Rock Climbing

Welcome to North Lake Tahoe, a haven for rock climbing enthusiasts seeking unforgettable experiences on stunning natural formations. With its diverse and breathtaking landscapes, this region offers a range of rock climbing opportunities that cater to climbers of all levels. From the magnificent granite cracks and faces of Donner Summit to the challenging volcanic rock of Big Chief, North Lake Tahoe is a paradise for climbers seeking both classic and adventurous routes.

Donner Summit

Prepare to be captivated by the spectacular granite cracks and faces of Donner Summit. This iconic climbing area boasts a rich history and offers an extensive array of routes that will leave you in awe. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned climber, Donner Summit provides a playground for honing your skills and experiencing the thrill of climbing on world-class granite. From moderate multi-pitch classics to challenging testpieces, the climbing possibilities here are boundless.

Big Chief

Big Chief: Located high above Highway 89 The Steep Volcanic Sport Climbing Playground For those seeking a more vertical and adventurous climbing experience, Big Chief awaits. With its steep volcanic rock formations, this area promises exhilarating climbs and breathtaking views. As you ascend the rugged faces of Big Chief, you’ll encounter challenging routes that will push your limits and reward you with a true sense of accomplishment. The volcanic rock at Big Chief offers a unique and unforgettable climbing experience.

Cold Stream Canyon

Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Cold Stream Canyon, a hidden gem offering high-quality granite sport and traditional climbing. Located in a remote setting, this canyon provides a unique and secluded experience for climbers seeking solitude and a connection with nature. Be prepared for an adventure, as the journey to Cold Stream Canyon involves a long drive, but rest assured that your efforts will be rewarded with a full day of unforgettable climbing. Full-Day Bookings: Due to the nature of the long drive into Cold Stream Canyon, trips to this pristine climbing destination require full-day bookings. This ensures that you have ample time to explore the area, climb multiple routes, and fully embrace the remote experience. Embrace the rhythm of the day as you challenge yourself on the granite walls, soak in the beauty of the surroundings, and make lasting memories.