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Stories: Rock Climbing

Mountain adventures create the best stories, and we want to share some of ours with you. Dive into Alpenglow Stories to stay up to date on expeditions in the field, read blogs, and get tips and tricks from guides.

What’s in Adrian’s Closet?

  “Frostbite is Failure” Interview with Adrian Ballinger: A run-through of every climbing shoe and mountain boot in his arsenal. Mountain guides may be the most shoe-obsessed people on the…
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What’s Great About the “End of Summer” in Tahoe?

It’s that peculiar time in Tahoe past Labor Day when everyone seems to be worried about the “end of summer.” There’s a frenzy to squeeze in one more beach day…
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Our Favorite Alpine Climbs in the High Sierra

The High Sierra, also called the “East Side,” is a gem of California. A jagged mountainous wonderland, it’s a favorite playground for alpinists, rock climbers, backcountry skiers, and hot spring…
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Lovers Leap with Jarad Stiles

It’s prime climbing season in Tahoe so we asked AMGA Certified Rock Guide Jarad Stiles all about the climbing at Lovers Leap. Jarad has been guiding rock climbing in Tahoe…
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One Couple, Two Distinct Climbing Careers

How does one couple balance their two distinct climbing careers? We asked Emily how she and Adrian manage to make it work and how their new YouTube series, DangerStik TV,…
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Announcing the Tahoe Via Ferrata

It’s Happening! After years of dreaming and planning, we are BEYOND thrilled to officially announce the Tahoe Via Ferrata at Squaw Valley! The Tahoe Via Ferrata will ascend the iconic…
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Rock Climbing Guides in Truckee and Lake Tahoe

Rock climbing is a rapidly growing sport in the United States. With the popularity of climbing comes a lot of questions about how best to go about learning the correct…
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guided rock climbing in Lake Tahoe with professional mountain guides

Top 5 Reasons Donner Summit is a Rock Climbing Paradise

The Tahoe Truckee area has many reasons why it’s an adventure paradise, and rock climbing is right up there with the best of them. From beautiful views of Donner Lake,…
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Safety Season with our Self Rescue Course

What will you do if your partner can’t pull through the crux, several pitches up a route? What will you do if you drop your belay device? This past weekend…
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