Kid's Climb near Tahoe

Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Golden State. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the California Climbing Partners forum.
User Avatar

Posts: 32
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 3:33 pm
Thanked: 3 times in 2 posts

Kid's Climb near Tahoe

by » 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.

no avatar

Posts: 119
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:00 pm
Thanked: 18 times in 16 posts

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.

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.

Return to California


  • Related topics
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests