Donner Summit

Epic Views, Dynamic Pitches

This iconic climbing area has a rich history and offers an extensive array of routes that will leave you feeling connected nature and the dramatic backdrop of Donner Pass. 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 great for all ages and abilities.

Donner Summit can be a great place to learn to climb as well as drive your skills to the next level!

The terrain can vary from low angle slabs, to overhanging sport routes, and cracks of all sizes. Donner Summit is a great place to climb for all fitness levels.

Location Details

Most of the climbing on Donner Summit is located off of Old Highway 40.

Typically the meeting spot will be at School Rock Parking, but may vary depending on your scheduled day.

Donner Pass Road will occasionally be closed from the Donner Lake side and will need to be accessed via the Norden/Soda Springs exit.