Guided Rock Climbing and Lessons, Tahoe-Truckee

Fall Rock Climbing!

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We are still climbing folks! Late summer/most of autumn are perfect months for rock climbing in Truckee-Tahoe. There are far fewer people, the sun is still high and warm, the mornings crisp, and the leaves start changing! Its wonderful.

Please call 530.386.2102 or email jenny@skinastc.com to book your rock climbing adventure.

Donner Summit located 3 miles above Truckee, CA, offers some of the best climbing in Northern California with everything from beginner climbing slabs to expert pitches. NASTC’s climbing school offers private rock climbing instruction for beginners, intermediate, and advanced climbers. NASTC has been offering rock climbing lessons in the Tahoe – Truckee area for almost 20 years. Donner Pass (along Old Hwy 40) has some of the best climbing granite in the world and is an ideal location to learn how to climb OR to improve your skills on the more advanced and technical pitches.

If you are new to rock climbing, you will find that it is a sport that provides mental and physical challenges simultaneously. It develops problem solving skills and helps you overcome fear and build self confidence. With your own personal NASTC AMGA certified climbing guide, YOU set the pace and challenge for each climb. Rock climbing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful scenery of the Tahoe-Truckee area. It is an activity similar to skiing that families and groups can enjoy doing together regardless of ability levels. Rock climbing provides a mentally and physically stimulating adventure of which the spiritual and mental rewards are very gratifying. Whether this is your first jaunt into the world of rock climbing or you already have some experience climbing, our guides are available to teach you the basics or guide a specific pitch with you. Our goal is for you, your family and friends to have a safe and fun adventure.

Our rates include EVERYTHING you need: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, ropes & gear. Prices are listed per person.

Please call/text 530.386.2102 or email jenny@skinastc.com to book your climb. Your guide meets you on Donner Pass (10 min above the town of Truckee).

Directions from Truckee: Head west on Donner Pass Road crossing over I-80 and continuing on to Donner Lake, continue driving around the north side of Donner Lake to the west end of Donner Lake and then continue straight up (this is called Old Highway 40) for 2.75 miles. Just 100 meters after you pass a Scenic Lookout and immediately cross over a short but high bridge (Rainbow Bridge) you’ll see cars parked on the right in front a large rock slab (easy climbing) called School Rock. There is no signage and Siri/Google won’t know the name School Rock. If you get to the top of Old 40 and the road flattens out, you’ve gone 200 meters too far. Turn around.

Half-day Lesson: (9:30am-1:30pm or 12:00pm-4:00pm) – (Times can be flexible, just let us know when you want to climb). Prices are per person.

*We are very flexbile in late summer and all fall. Name your time!

1 person: $250
2 people: $200
3 people: $140
4 people: $120
5 or more: $110

Full-day Lesson: (9:30am-4:00pm)
1 person: $395
2 people: $245
3 or more $195
Alpine level climb in the Sierras: $550, $125 each additional person (4ppl max.)

Two-hour Lesson:  (9-11am, 11-1pm or 2-4pm) Prices are per person. We can be flexible on timing.

1-person: $175
2-people: $125

The climbing prices listed do not include gratuity for your guide. If you had an enjoyable climbing experience, it is customary to give your guide a 15-20% percent gratuity or whatever amount you feel is appropriate. It is very much appreciated.

To make your deposit click the Paypal link below. We will email (or call if you prefer) back right away to confirm your reservation and date choices. Thank you, we look forward to climbing with you soon.

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*NASTC operates under a special use permit from the Tahoe National Forest.