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Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe



Mike Carville (1999) Falcon Press ISBN: 1-57540-088-X
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There are tons of routes in this book, and most of his drawings are quite good. Unfourtunately, there are many areas that the bolting information is inaccurate. Expect many of the dirt access roads in the guide to be closed to cars, and often this makes the approach times twice as long. This book could use an update, and the South Lake Tahoe book and Big Chief book do an excellent job replacing Carville's book for the areas covered. which is concerning because it was published quite recently.

Areas Covered..
Donner Pass
The Emeralds
Truckee River Canyon
Luther Rock
Echo Lakes
Lover's Leap
Phantom Spires
Eagle Creek Canyon
Indian Springs

South Lake Tahoe Climbing



Chris Macnamara (2004) Supertopo; ISBN: 0-9672391-7-6
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Chris' Macnamara and company at supertopo have put out an excellent book on climbing around the Southern Section of Lake Tahoe. While the topos often leave some things to be desired, the books plethora of pictures picks up the slack.

Areas Covered..
Luther Rock
Echo Lakes
Lover's Leap
Phantom Spires
Wright's Lake

Climbing Guide to the Crystal Basin



Bob Branscomb
Climbing Guide to the Crystal Basin by Bob Branscomb, 1992. Thanks for sharing notes from your book here, Bob. I'm curious if it's still available for purchase anywhere?

Locals Guide to Rock Climbs of North Tahoe



John Jackson
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LOCALS GUIDE TO: ROCK CLIMBS OF NORTH TAHOE

John Jackson, CAMP 4 PRESS, 2011

The only comprehensive guidebook for all climbing routes located in the North Tahoe and greater Reno and Carson City Region. Over 1,200 routes, including more than 700 previously undocumented climbs and many formerly obscure crags. Full page color photos, with route overlays, for every cliff and route. Includes a section on the extensive climbing history of the North Lake Tahoe Region, with vintage photos, as well as first ascent information for all routes. Also directs climbers to select bouldering areas (Not a bouldering guide though) throughout the region.
60+ crags, 476 pages.

Areas on Mountain Project covered in this book include (alphabetically): Crystal Bay Boulder, Donner Pass, Indian Springs, Rainbow, Trippy Rock,Truckee River Canyon

Big Chief Area Climbs



Marek Hajek (2005) Maximus Press; ISBN: 0-9676116-7-9
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A new book for Big Chief, finally answering my rantings on the current published information on Big Chief. This book has it all, photographs of almost all the rocks, excellent topographic information on approaches and wall locations. Edited by Marty Lewis (I know him from his Owens River Gorge books, though he has another on Mammoth Area climbs), this book keeps with his style, which is the more information, the better! This book lacked in only one area: it is so narrowly focused, since there are other walls quite closeby... But maybe that

Rock Climbing at Indian Springs



Brad Brothers
Indian Springs is a fun little crag with a lot of variety. There are traditional, sport and top rope climbs and this is a great area for beginner to intermediate climbers. The guide book contains 45 climbs ranging from 5.2 to 5.11 and shows slab locations, climb ratings, slab illustrations & pictures plus climb descriptions.