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Rock climbing in Truckee-Tahoe.

Rock Climbing

Truckee-Tahoe is a mecca for rock climbing on California granite, home to world-class terrain that attracts climbers from around the world. It’s also a fun activity for the whole family. Places like Donner Summit offer easy access and a variety of routes for beginners and experts alike. Spend a day exploring iconic granite slabs and get a birds-eye view of the best scenic vistas. 
Donner Summit
Donner Lake
North Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe

Where to go rock climbing

You’ve got the gear and the skills so now the question is, where to go? If you’re ready to tie in, you’ve got choices. Whether you want to tick off the classics or find off the beaten path crags, we’ve got it all.
Pick up a local guidebook at these Truckee-Tahoe’s gear shops Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Sports Hub, Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop, The Backcountry, Bluezone Sports Truckee. For a smartphone climbing app, check out Mountain Project.
Indoor rock climbing at High Altitude Fitness in Truckee.
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High Altitude Fitness

Truckee’s new indoor climbing gym will be a state of the art 26,000 sqft. fitness facility with hundreds of routes for climbing and bouldering. If you’re new to climbing, the gym is the best place to learn the basics and gain skills before heading outdoors. Opening 2021.
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Featured Experience

Tahoe Via Ferrata

Climb up ladder rungs, steel cables, and suspension bridges in the rocky terrain of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow’s tram face! You’re connected to the rock 100% of the time and a guide leads you up one of four routes. No experience necessary.
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