Climbing back, giving back | Mark Wellman

By Priya Hutner ·  In 1982, 22-year-old Mark Wellman was climbing the 13,075’ peak Seven Gables in the Sierra Nevada when his life was irrevocably...

Fred Beckey: Dirtbag or legend?

Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to...

Trail work complete at Black Wall

The Truckee Donner Land Trust and its partners have completed significant improvements to the trail to the Black Wall climbing area, ensuring the trail...

Spring in Tahoe

  Tahoe’s snowpack is likely to last until summer, and while many downhill resorts are closing soon, there’s still a lot to explore. Here are...

Climbing the walls

By Jenn Sheridan ·  It OK to let the stormy weather trap you inside sometimes. You don’t have to miss out on being active or...

Reel Rock film tour comes to Tahoe

The Reel Rock 13 film tour comes to the North Shore on Nov. 2 with a showing of this year’s rock climbing films at...
Black Wall

Black Wall protected

The Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund announce the acquisition and protection of a significant set of climbing areas on Donner Summit....

Alpenglow Expeditions to open Via Ferrata at Squaw

Alpenglow Expeditions, a North Lake Tahoe area-based guide service, will soon begin construction of two Via Ferrata climbing routes up Tram Face at Squaw...

Phantom Spires | Getting high on chickenheads

Fall is decidedly the best climbing season, especially in Tahoe. The weather is cool, the rock and rubber grip well and the crowds are...

“Dawn Wall” coming to Tahoe

American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot...