North Tahoe Guidebook

Extras

The guidebook is divided into seven chapters, each covering a different climbing area in detail. This website offers additional bonus material, including interactive maps, route and area updates, access issues, alerts, and guidebook corrections.

The Auburn Quarry aka Cave Valley.

AUBURN QUARRY

A newly developed limestone sport-climbing area. Ideal for winter climbing when the rest of Tahoe is under snow. Single- and multi-pitch face climbing in a pleasant locale.

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BOWMAN AREA CRAGS

The most extensive sport-climbing area in the guidebook. More than 250 routes with difficulties ranging from 5.6 to 5.13.

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I-80 CORRIDOR CRAGS

The largest region in the guide, offering a potpourri of smaller cragging venues with differing elevations, exposures, and styles.

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DONNER Pass

The centerpiece of the North Tahoe region. World-class single- and multi-pitch climbs in a beautiful alpine environment overlooking Donner Lake. Novice to expert level sport and trad routes with quick, easy access.

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TRUCKEE RIVER CANYON

An unusual combination of granite, tuff, and basalt outcrops that offer a variety of mostly single-pitch sport and trad routes. Overall, the steepest climbing in the guide.

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North Shore Crags

Home to a number of small and extremely convenient venues with iconic views of Lake Tahoe. Primarily short routes that are generally toprope friendly, with fast and easy access.

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North Tahoe Climbing Areas