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Rock Anchoring & Gear Placement

Rock climbing guide teaching a rock climbing course at Donner Summit in Lake Tahoe.

Rock Anchoring & Gear Placement

$299per person
Introductory 1 full day (8 hours) Donner Summit
Advance your rock climbing with certified rock guides in Lake Tahoe. 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 Lake Tahoe rock climbing course is intended to leave you with the skills necessary to become more self-sufficient on the rock.
June 1
Rock climbing guide teaching a gear placement course in Lake Tahoe.

This rock climbing skills day is for climbers who are looking to expand their skills and learn the techniques to become more self-sufficient and confident.

Our Tahoe rock guides will introduce the concepts relating to all types of anchors used in rock climbing, and the student will come away from the course ready to set up and use their own top rope anchors, and have a much better understanding of technical systems used in rock climbing. The ultimate goal is that climbers will walk away from this course with the practical skills to safely pursue their own climbing adventures.

If you already own climbing shoes, harness, helmet, or other climbing gear, feel free to bring them along. Alpenglow provides harnesses, helmets, and shoes free of charge if needed. If you do require climbing shoes, please state so on your application, along with your shoe size.


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.

There are no fitness or technical requirements.
Meet and Greet
8:45- 12PM
Field Session

Begin learning anchoring skills in various settings with different types of gear and terrain features.

12- 12:30PM
12:30 – 3:00 PM
Afternoon Skills Session

Continue working on skills.

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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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