Lake Tahoe Rock Climbing

Story from Chazz Spaeth, Bellman at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

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My favorite Lake Tahoe climbing spots are Lovers Leap and The Pie Shop, and my choice spot is Eagle Creek Canyon, off Hwy 89 about 8.5 miles north of junction U.S. 50. Take the waterfall trail. After a few hundred feet, the path splits; go right onto the Loop Trail. Shortly you’ll come to the Vista Trail; follow it up, and you’ll come to a bench where there’s a beautiful view of Emerald Bay. Straight up from the bench and just off the path you ascend over a granite slab for about 150 feet to a 90-foot wall. This is my favorite top rope area with quality granite and a great place to hang! Be safe and climb on.

For more information on Lake Tahoe rock climbing, contact Tahoe Resort Hotel today. Our staff can’t wait to share all the hot spots and climbing secrets that make the South Lake Tahoe area so special to them! 

Rock Climbing in the Tahoe Area:

Lake Tahoe Rock Climbing Map

Lovers Leap

Turn left on Hwy 50 in front of the hotel and head toward Sacramento. Exit at Strawberry Lodge and follow the small road on the left to the campground.

Pie Shop

Turn left on Hwy 50 in front of the hotel. Take Hwy 50 past the Y, towards Sacramento. Take a right on Sawmill Road, just past the airport. Park in the turnouts across from the houses and hike up the trail to the right.

Eagle Creek Canyon

Turn left on Hwy 50 in front of the hotel. At the Y, turn right on Hwy 89 at Emerald Bay. Park in the lot for a fee. Walk the trail for a quarter-mile and take a right before the bridge, following the creek upstream towards the cliff on your right.