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Lovers Leap Rock Climbing

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

Lovers Leap Rock Climbing

Starting at $375*Per Person
*Full-Day Rates on Weekdays:
Single: $649
Group of 2: $375/person
Group of 3: $466/person
Group of 4: $375/person

Full-Day Rates on Weekends:
Single: $699
Group of 2: $399/person
Group of 3: $499/person
Group of 4: $399/person
Intermediate Full-Day South Lake Tahoe, CA
Take a guided rock climbing course at Lovers Leap in Lake Tahoe with our AMGA-certified rock guides. Located along the South Fork of the American River in Tahoe, the towering cliffs of Lovers Leap have long drawn climbers to its flanks. Regarded as a ‘mini-Yosemite’, this world-class climbing area is renowned for steep and exposed climbing, yet with moderate passageways through the otherwise impenetrable cliffs.
May 01 – Nov 152023
guided multi-pitch rock climbing at Lovers Leap in Lake Tahoe with professional mountain guides

Come let us show you our favorite routes at Lovers Leap. The vast majority of routes at Lovers Leap are multi-pitch, and the quality of the rock is top notch.

Due to the nature of the climbing here, we run small groups, with a ratio of 2:1. With most routes ranging from 1-5 pitches in length, and difficulties ranging from 5.6 on up to 5.10, there is something for everyone here!

Lovers Leap is often thought of as a “mini-Yosemite”, and it’s a great place to get used to the many fine features and nuances of climbing on California granite. Mega-classics like Bear’s Reach (5.7, 3 pitches) wind their way up the jugs and flakes of the East Wall with engaging movement, plentiful gear placement, and intuitive footwork. Just a short walk away is the Main Wall, home to Corrugation Corner (5.7, 3 pitches), where the famous “beached whale” section will surely challenge even the most graceful climber to keep from slapping and scrounging onto the ledge. Nearby is the off-width test piece, Traveler Buttress (5.9, 4 pitches), and the 1970s classic Hospital Corner (5.10a, 2 pitches).

Whatever you’re looking to get into, Lovers Leap is a historic and beloved crag that truly has something for everyone.

Lovers Leap Guide’s Tip: “The Leap” is ideal midweek, when we can avoid the weekend crowds and enjoy some of our favorite climbs at a more relaxed pace.



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.

Outdoor rock climbing experience required. Lovers Leap is the perfect venue to break into multi pitch climbing for the first time. Climbers must be comfortable climbing on top rope up to 5.7 at a minimum.
Meet Your Guide

Meet your guide, and set goals for the day.

Morning Climbing Session

We will begin our climbing day with easier routes, to let us warm up for the climbing to come.


Take a break and put some calories in for the afternoon session.

Afternoon Climbing Session

Building on our climb in the morning, we will select an appropriate route to climb in the afternoon.

Our Lovers Leap Rock Climbing Guides.

Meet who you will be climbing with at Lovers Leap.

Questions about Rock Climbing at Lovers Leap

The answers to all of our most commonly asked questions.
guided multi-pitch rock climbing at Lovers Leap in Lake Tahoe with professional mountain guides

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Tying a figure 8 knot to climbing harness during an intro to rock climbing course in lake tahoe.

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Mountain guide belays from ledge during a Private Half Day of Rock Climbing with Alpenglow Expeditions

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Full Day / 8 Hours Lake Tahoe, CA