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Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing

guided multi-pitch rock climbing at Lovers Leap in Lake Tahoe with professional mountain guides

Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing

Single: $649Midweek
2 climbers: $375/person
3 climbers: $466/person
4 climbers: $375/person
Single: $699Weekends
2 climbers: $399/person
3 climbers: $499/person
4 climbers: $399/person
Intermediate Full Day / 8 Hours Lake Tahoe, CA
Learn how to climb multi-pitch with our certified rock guides in Lake Tahoe. This skills day will take you beyond the limitations of a top rope and onto the faces of bigger crags and mountains. With the movement and technical skills you have learned in introductory classes or prior experiences, we will leave the ground far behind and show you how the multi-pitch system works. A private multi-pitch climbing course with Alpenglow allows you to pick the date for your day with one of our AMGA-certified rock guides. Call or inquire to check availability.
guided multi-pitch rock climbing at Lovers Leap in Lake Tahoe with professional mountain guides

You know you’ve felt it: gazing at a wall that’s longer than one rope length, the urge to scale a large cliff is magnetic to climbers and ultimately what draws many of us to the sport. If you wish to push beyond top-roping and single-pitch climbing, this day-long course is the one for you.

Many rock climbs across the world require the skills to build an anchor and bring your partner up before casting off on another pitch. The legendary cliffs of Yosemite Valley, for example, are filled with this style of climbing, and this multi-pitch course will prepare you to start tackling classic big lines around the world.

After a thorough review of basic technical systems, we will learn the skills needed to safely graduate beyond the single-pitch world. The day culminates with an ascent of a multi-pitch rock climb, putting all our new skills to the test.

Our Intro to Multi-pitch Climbing course will take place either on Donner Summit in the Tahoe Truckee region, or we can arrange a course to take place on the majestic cliffs of Lovers Leap in South Lake Tahoe.


As a Tahoe guide company with countless expeditions to high-altitude peaks around the world over the last 15 years, we bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our beloved “home mountain”. Our teaching and guiding philosophy has been honed from the flanks of the Himalayan giants to the technical peaks of Peru, and we are beyond excited to be able to bring our program to this fantastic mountain. In addition to our international expedition roots, we are accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), being one of the very few guide services in the region to hold such a high standard. Each of our guides is trained by the AMGA in the terrain in which they operate, and the program is supervised by internationally licensed IFMGA mountain guides. This high standard, along with our many years of experience, translates to a fantastic mountain adventure!

Alpenglow Expeditions operates under special use permit with the Tahoe, Eldorado, Inyo, Humboldt-Toiyable and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Climbers should be able to climb for an extended amount of time.
Meet & Greet

Meet your guide, go over goals for the day.

First Half
Review Skills & Techniques

You’ll review the necessary skills and techniques, like how to belay from above, how to build an appropriate anchor, and how to cast off on lead.

Second Half
Put those skills into Practice

Now it’s time to get off the ground and get some climbing done. Your guide will lead most of the pitches, but if you’re feeling up to it he may allow you to test your mettle on a lead of your own.

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