Rock climbing

Rock climber lead sport climbing on a bolted route at Mayhem Cove, Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, CA

The Tahoe area boasts world-class rock climbing, bouldering and mountaineering. Whether you're into top-roping, sport climbing, trad climbing, or scrambling, there's something for you.

Top-rope or trad climb the columnar basalt at the nearby Twin Crags. Sport climb on volcanic rock at Big Chief. Climb legendary granite cracks with stunning views at Donner Summit. Boulder like a local at Tahoe City's Old County Road. Head south for legendary mult-pitch climbing at Lover's Leap. There's something for climbers of all skill levels and disciplines.

Looking for an exciting introduction to rock climbing that is fun and relatively easy? Check out the guided Tahoe Via Ferrata at Olympic Valley.

You can also hire a guide service to take you out on a climbing adventure, like: