It’s Climbing Season! Check Out Alpenglow Expeditions Tahoe Via Ferrata Tours
What is the Tahoe Via Ferrata?
First things first, a Via Ferrata is a route on a mountain face equipped with steel cables, ladders, and other fixed anchors. Most importantly, these steel attachments into the cliff face make it possible for climbers to make their way across, up, and down cliff faces. In other words, it would be nearly impossible to climb without the assistance of these attachments. The Tahoe Via Ferrata is located on Tram Face at Squaw Valley and is an amazing opportunity to climb this iconic rock face safely, with all ability levels!
2-Hour Tour: 400’ of Climbing Tahoe Via Ferrata
The 2-hour tour, for example, is a great way to get started with Tahoe Via Ferrata without committing to a full-day Tahoe adventure (perfect for those who are not sure about heights or have young kids in the group.) We’ll scale Flamingo Buttress, wiggle through the Alpenglow Alley squeeze chimney, and boogie down the Great Escape. Private 2-hour tour available.
3-Hour Tour: 500′ of Climbing Tahoe Via Ferrata
In a 3-hour tour, you will likely climb our newest Tahoe Via Ferrata route, The Loophole. Firstly, we will climb the Sundial Arete route up. Secondly, we will go around and down the Bonsai Tower to finally reach the pinnacle of Olympic Valley Overlook – one of the best views in town! Private 3-hour tour available.
4-Hour Tour: 800′ of Climbing Tahoe Via Ferrata
In our longest Tahoe Via Ferrata tour, 4-hours, you will likely have enough time to scale the entire Tram Face and walk off the other side of the mountain via a hiking trail. To reach Tram Tower 1, we will either climb the Sundial Arete or Skyline Traverse. Private 4-hour tour available.
Rock Climbing Options for Skill Levels: Beginner to Expert
Learn the basics of rock climbing movement, belaying, and the importance of good communication in a full-day Intro to Outdoor Rock course. This is a great course to take in Lake Tahoe after your first Tahoe Via Ferrata climb or after rock climbing in a gym. No climbing experience? No problem!
Best Climbs for Families
Enjoy spending time with family or friends on the beautiful granite cliffs of Lake Tahoe with a Half-Day Family Rock . Family rock climbing days are a great way to explore parts of Lake Tahoe that you’ve never seen before. Above all, give the kids AND the adults a day to remember! Our Tahoe Via Ferrata team will provide the whole crew with rental helmets, harnesses, and climbing shoes.
Intermediate & Up Climbers
There are so many incredible objectives in/around Tahoe for the climber who wants to improve their skills or get out and adventure. Cool skills courses: Learn to use trad gear, how to lead climb, or practice self-rescue skills. Best adventures: Check out alpine climbing in the High Sierra or multi-pitch climbing at Lovers Leap.
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