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Private Half-Day of Rock Climbing

Private Half Day of Rock Climbing with Alpenglow Expeditions

Private Half-Day of Rock Climbing

$50 Each Additional Climber
$100 Each Additional Climber
Introductory Half Day / 4 Hours Donner Summit, CA
Enjoy spending time with family and friends on the beautiful granite cliffs of Donner Summit with one of our AMGA-certified rock guides. Give us a call to start planning your dream adventure in California. Explore the world-class rock of Lake Tahoe with your family and friends. This private day is the perfect way to step into the vertical world. Half or full-day options are available!
May 01 – Nov 15Booking Summer ’23 NOW
Private Half Day of Rock Climbing with Alpenglow Expeditions

Take adventure to the next level and go rock climbing on Donner Summit, just outside of Truckee, CA!

These easy to moderate crags provide the ideal place to enjoy rock climbing with friends and family. Whether you’re a new or seasoned climber, or somewhere in between, we cater to your specific needs, goals, and abilities. Talk to us about your ideas and ambitions, and let us customize the perfect day for you!

For beginners, a day with Alpenglow Expeditions means climbers get educated on a few basic knots, belay techniques, and climbing movement. The focus for the day stays on fun, safety, and learning to rock climb. If you’re already experienced in the climbing world, let’s talk about how you’d like to spend your day with us!


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.


Anyone can enjoy a day of rock climbing in Lake Tahoe. There are no fitness or technical requirements.
You tell us –
Let us know what your goals are

Whether you’d like to learn basic rock climbing skills, focus on a specific method or style of climbing, or send as many different routes as possible, you and your guide will work together to create the perfect day.

For half days, we usually meet at the crag between 8am-9am, or 12pm-1pm. From there, it’s up to you how the day plays out. For an introductory climbing day, we’ll spend a few minutes going over the basics of climbing safety and movement before tying in. If you are already experienced, we can get on the wall right away.

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Private Full-Day of Rock Climbing

Introductory Next Available
Summer ’23
Full Day / 8 Hours Donner Summit, CA
Become familiar with equalization principles and protection used in rock climbing. Learn how to safely set up your own top-rope systems, perform a top-belay, create a master point, how to build trad anchors and properly utilize natural anchors, and how to place trad gear while climbing. This course is intended to leave you with the skills necessary to become more self-sufficient on the rock.

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Introductory Next Available
September 2, 2023
Full Day / 8 Hours Lake Tahoe, CA

Rock Anchoring & Gear Placement

Introductory Next Available
September 9, 2023
1 full day (8 hours) Donner Summit
Private Half Day of Rock Climbing with Alpenglow Expeditions

Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing

Intermediate Next Available
September 2, 2023
Full Day / 8 Hours Lake Tahoe, CA