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California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Indian Springs

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.

California : Lake Tahoe

Bouldering Lake Tahoe - West Shore, 2nd Edition (cover photo from publisher's website)

Bouldering Lake Tahoe - West Shore (2nd Edition)

Dave Hatchett / Tahoe Bouldering Guides

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"Bouldering Lake Tahoe-West Shore 2nd Edition features over 3,900 problems at 15 different areas.

This is a comprehensive guide covering every pebble that has been wrestled on and around the west shore of Tahoe. Some of the areas included are: Sugar Pine, Meeks Bay, Lost Corner Mountain, Bliss, Lost in Space, The Eagle’s Nest, Lake Azure, Cascade Falls, Voodoo Stones, Angora Lakes and much more. It has full color photos of all the boulders, topos, overview maps, breathtaking photography and everything else you need to get you to the boulders. This book is written by local climbing pioneer Dave Hatchett, so you can be assured the info will be accurate and up date."

Dave Hatchett's Lake Tahoe on KAYA

Bouldering Lake Tahoe: North Shore in KAYA

Dave Hatchett / KAYA / 2023

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Dave Hatchett's Bouldering Lake Tahoe has gone digital! Find thousands of problems with high-fidelity GPS, topo lines, descriptions, directions, and more often than not, beta videos—all available offline! A KAYA membership will give you access to the entire guide library including areas such as Red Rock, Bishop, Joe's Valley, the Bay Area, and many more.

Climbers Guide to Tahoe Rock (1991, Carville)

Mike Carville (1991) Chockstone Press ISBN: 978-0934641333

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Mike Carville's 1991 Chockstone Press guide has tons of routes.

From the Back Cover:

"Superb crags in a sensational setting--that is climbing in the Lake Tahoe region. This beautiful, wide basin, surrounded by the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains, hosts a variety of excellent crags along the lake shore and throughout the surrounding backcountry. Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe, formerly Tahoe Rock, describes more than 1,000 routes at a dozen major areas around Lake Tahoe."

Bouldering Lake Tahoe - Outlying Areas, 2nd Edition (cover photo from the publisher's website)

Bouldering Lake Tahoe - Outlying Areas (2nd Edition)

Dave Hatchett / Tahoe Bouldering Guides

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"Bouldering Lake Tahoe-Outlying Areas Edition features over 2,500 problems at 20 different areas.

This is a comprehensive guide covering every pebble that has been wrestled on the outskirts of Tahoe. Some of the areas included are: Doyle, Purgatory, Pyramid Lake, The Sierra Buttes, White Rock Lake, Hwy 20, Bear Valley, Prison Hill, Washoe Boulders, Erratica, Sivler Lake, Ronin, Woodfords Canyon, Loon Lake and much more. It has full color photos of all the boulders, topos, overview maps, breathtaking photography and everything else you need to get you to the boulders. This book is written by local climbing pioneer Dave Hatchett, so you can be assured the info will be accurate and up date."

North Tahoe: A Rock Climber's Guide (cover photo from publisher's website)

FEATURED: North Tahoe: A Rock Climber's Guide

Josh Horniak / Cold Stream Media / 2017

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"The definitive guidebook to rock climbing in the North Tahoe region. This 350+ page full-color guide has it all! Photo diagrams of every crag, detailed topographical maps, route info, inspiring photos as well as hundreds of never before published routes!This guidebook covers a broad geographical area north of Lake Tahoe between Auburn, CA in the west and Reno, NV in the east. It describes over 1400 rock climbs, which span the full spectrum of climbing styles and grades, from multi-pitch traditional adventures to clip-and-go sport routes. All the classic and previously documented areas - such as Donner Pass, Big Chief, Rainbow, and Indian Springs - have been thoroughly researched and expanded to include pitch length, grade, gear required, a description of each climb, as well as detailed approach and descent options. The new and yet-to-be documented areas of Bowman Valley, The Emeralds, and Cold Stream Canyon are included for the first time in print. From the classic to the soon-to-be classic, the guide includes over 90 distinct crags in the greater Tahoe area."

Climber's Guide to Lake Tahoe and Donner Summit (1973, Beck, out of print)

Eric Beck (1973) Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department

The original guide to Lake Tahoe climbing documented five 5.10s between the Tahoe Basin and Donner Summit.

Bouldering Lake Tahoe - North Shore, 2nd Edition (cover photo from the publisher's website)

FEATURED: Bouldering Lake Tahoe - North Shore (2nd Edition)

Dave Hatchett / Tahoe Bouldering Guides

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"Bouldering Lake Tahoe-North Shore 2nd Edition features over 2,300 problems at 20 different areas.

This is a comprehensive guide covering every pebble that has been wrestled on and around the north shore of Tahoe. Some of the areas included are: Cisco Grove, Rainbow, Castle Peak, Summit Lake, Donner Summit, Saddle Boulders Truckee, Big Chief, Old County, and much more. It has full color photos of all the boulders, topos, overview maps, breathtaking photography and everything else you need to get you to the boulders. This book is written by local climbing pioneer Dave Hatchett, so you can be assured the info will be accurate and up date."

Bouldering Lake Tahoe - South Shore, 2nd Edition (cover photo from the publisher's website)

FEATURED: Bouldering Lake Tahoe - South Shore (2nd Edition)

Dave Hatchett and Frank Lucido / Tahoe Bouldering Guides

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"Bouldering Lake Tahoe-South Shore 2nd Edition features over 2,200 problems at 15 different areas.

This is a comprehensive guide covering every pebble that has been wrestled on and around the south shore of Tahoe. Some of the areas included are: Phantom Spires, Lovers Leap, Benwood Meadows, Flagpole Peak, Alpine Club, PCT Boulders, The Beavers, The Pie shop, Tahoe Mountain and much more. It has full color photos of all the boulders, topos, overview maps, breathtaking photography and everything else you need to get you to the boulders. This book is written by local climbing pioneers Dave Hatchett and Frank Lucido, so you can be assured the info will be accurate and up date."

Cover photo from the publisher's website.

Locals Guide to Rock Climbs of North Tahoe (2011, Jackson)

John Jackson (2011) Camp 4 Press ISBN-13: 9780615440668

John Jackson, CAMP 4 PRESS, 2011

From the publisher's website: "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. "

California areas covered include:
Crystal Bay Boulder
Donner Summit
Indian Springs
Rainbow
Trippy Rock
Truckee River Canyon

FEATURED: South Lake Tahoe Climbing (2004, McNamara)

Chris McNamara (2004) Supertopo ISBN: 0-9672391-7-6

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Chris McNamara 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.

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Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe (1999, Carville)

Mike Carville (1999) Falcon Press ISBN: 1-57540-088-X

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Mike Carville's 1999 Falcon Guide has tons of routes.

From the Back Cover:

"Superb crags in a sensational setting--that is climbing in the Lake Tahoe region. This beautiful, wide basin, surrounded by the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains, hosts a variety of excellent crags along the lake shore and throughout the surrounding backcountry. Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe, formerly Tahoe Rock, describes more than 1,000 routes at a dozen major areas around Lake Tahoe."

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