Kid's Climb near Tahoe

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Kid's Climb near Tahoe

by fernandoe@yahoo.com » Fri May 10, 2019 7:36 pm

I am looking to take my 9 year old daughter camping and climbing for the first time. I would like to hike up to a spot, set up camp, do something interesting like top roping or fishing; and then climb a peak the next day. My girl climbs outdoors, since age 5, to about 5.8 (5.10 indoor), rappels, etc. She just does not have the endurance for a long, grueling hike with a pack. I am looking for something that has these features:

- Off of Hwy 80 or 50, basically Lake Tahoe.
- Camping allowed.
- Opportunity to set up a top rope.
- A reasonable non-grueling approach.
- An interesting, not necessarily tall peak to climb.
- Class 4 or lower.

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Re: Kid's Climb near Tahoe

by powderjunkie » Mon May 13, 2019 6:47 pm

your best option may be eagle lake. easy hike in with some campsites around the lake.

Not a lot of easies to top rope but there are several climbs you can set up a top rope. bring a 70m rope if you have one.
https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105858394/eagle-lake-cliff

you can also hike/scramble up the walk off on eagle lake buttress (4th class). There may be a rap station at the top to get down, but the downclimb is fairly straight forward.

https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105861665/eagle-lake-buttress


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