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Multi-pitch rock climbing on Lover’s Leap, near Lake Tahoe, CA

Multi-pitch rock climbing on Lover’s Leap, near Lake Tahoe, CA | United States

Join the certified guides from SWS Mountain Guides as they lead you on this awesome adventure of multi-pitch rock climbing on Lover’s Leap, near Lake Tahoe, California, a true North American rock climbing mecca that towers over the beautiful Californian countryside and features climbs for all.


Sierra Nevada (California)

1 Day

All year

Open To Everyone

First Time


* Rock climb on one of the USA's best climbing spots - Lover's Leap, California!

* Test yourself on the wide variety of climbing routes, from beginner to expert

* Admire the beautiful views out over the Californian countryside


I will guide you on this spectacular, superb and wonderful trip of multi-pitch rock climbing on Lover’s Leap, near Lake Tahoe, California, a rock climbing rite of passage for people from all over the world featuring an astonishing array of climbing routes of all levels of difficulty, as well as breath-taking views out over the peaceful and lush green countryside of California.

Lover’s Leap is a 500 foot tall granite rock formation located just 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe and 1.5 hours from Sacramento, and is famous around the world for it high quality rock climbing conditions, with close to 250 established climbing routes to choose from.

Over the course of this trip you will have the opportunity to undertake and indulge in as much rock climbing as you wish, as the sheer abundance of climbing routes available to us allows people of all levels of ability to join in, from absolute beginners to experts.

Some of the most popular routes to take at Lover’s Leap include Knapsack Crack, Bear’s Reach, Corrugation Corner, East Cracks, The Line, Traveler’s Buttress and Hospital Corner.

We will be exposed to some truly magnificent and sublime views out over the beautiful Californian landscape, scenery and terrain, with the green alpine forests and idyllic valleys making for a lovely setting.

After this trip hopefully you will have improved your rock climbing skills, techniques and confidence, and also fallen in love with this slice of Californian beauty.

Book now to experience some of the best rock climbing the United States has to offer!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

Includes: Professional Guides, helmet, harness, all technical rock equipment, permits and permit fees.


Day 1: Meet, Rock Climb, Finish

Meet in the morning, rock climb all day, finish.



More info

A regular day entails 6-8 hours of climbing, with no overnight stays.

Meeting point

Lover's Leap, California, USA

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.





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What people are saying about SWS



This was an amazing trip and overall super positive experience with SWS Mountain Guides. I had a great guide with lots of mountain experience and many cool stories to share!



Overall, the fair evaluation for the SWS Mountain Guides and the guide assigned to me is 3 stars. Reasons: 1. The guide did not seem to remember or respect the fact that I was new to mountaineering and that the name of program is called “introduction to mountaineering...”. For example, the guide set his own time for walking and resting without any concern to my physical ability for that timing. The guide walked ahead many times and didn’t even notice when I fell a few times. I understand the guide is not the insurer of safety or a hand holder, but a complete abrasive approach to the service is not right, especially when it’s a paid service. Perhaps, the guide is not a right choice for introduction tours. 2. There was a miscommunication with timing of the summit day. I thought we would start summiting around 5am the next day; however, I was told less than 15 hours before that we would start hiking at 1am the next day from base camp. We arrived at base camp early afternoon, and I’m wired up, hot, and not prepared to fall asleep between 5pm-12am, thus, I didn’t sleep at all. I attempted the summit hike but around 12k feet the sleep deprivation was killing me and I was catching myself falling asleep and my body trying to lay down while waking. The guide didn’t seem to concerned about this. Lack of empathy. Eventually, I had to insist we turn around because I didn’t want to go beyond 30 hours of no sleep and still have to descend from the summit. 3. The guide did help set up the tent and food. The guide did explain layers of clothes on and off and why. The guide did help instruct how to pack and why. 4. Overall, I feel this guide is best suited for advanced climbers not introduction courses as he seems to be more of a “ill walk ahead of you” not “ill walk with you” type of guide.


Had an amazing experience climbing Mt. Whitney with Richard & Tim. They were excellent guides and safely got us to the summit and back.


Neil from SWS was amazing. We climbed the Mountaineering Route up to Mt. Whitney. It was an amazing experience. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I leaned a lot. I would absolutely use these guys again.


Too bad this review does not allow six stars. SWS is professional, client focused, flexible, and has the clients best interests in mind. I can say the personnel and leadership skills of the SWS guides are among the best. You can't go wrong with SWS.

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