climber on the face of rock wall

Stay Safe. Stay Close to Home. We recommend exercising close to your home and complying with local and state guidance for not traveling for your recreation needs. If an area is crowded, please search for a less occupied location.

There are a few climbing areas that offer bouldering, sport climbing and rock climbing on the Tahoe National Forest. On Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit, the climbing enthusiast can find traditional and sport climbing areas.  This area offers slabs, cracks, faces and some overhangs to provide a variety of challenges and skill levels.  Granite Chief Wilderness and the Bowman Lake area are also known for some climbing.  For more specific information, visitors are urged to check with local equipment providers and/or search the internet as this site will not be developed to a more detailed level.