Indoor Climbing walls are designed to mimic the experience of rock climbing outdoors. Some consider indoor climbing walls to be a more controlled, and therefore, safer environment for climbing. Indoor walls are man-made walls with attached holds, points on the wall where hands or feet can settle the climber's weight while climbing. Indoor walls are designed to simulate actual outdoor mountain walls. Indoor climbing walls in the Lake Tahoe area, range from 800 to 4,000 vertical square feet of climbing terrain.
Opened in January of 2009, the newest indoor climbing facility at Lake Tahoe is at High Altitude Fitness in Incline Village, (775) 831-4212 Nevada. The approximately 4,000 vertical square foot climbing wall, is just one of the features of this full service workout facility. Over 60 types of climbs are offered, ranging in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.13. Routes are constantly changed, to provide constant stimulation for returning climbers. In addition to private instruction, High Altitude offers an assortment of group courses for adults and children alike. Climbing parties are also available.
Monday- Friday: 6am-10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am-8pm
880 Northwood Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451
Cost: Adults: $16 Children Under 10: $10
Possibly the most well-known indoor climbing wall can be found in the Cable Car House at Squaw Valley. Headwall Climbing Wall is just one of the experiences offered by Squaw Valley Adventure Center. This indoor climbing wall is approximately 800 vertical square feet and 30 feet tall. In the summer, Squaw Valley Adventure Center also features a man-made climbing wall on
the outside of the Cable Car House that reaches 45 feet tall.
Summer 11 am – 5 pm, Daily
Winter 12 noon – 5 pm, Weekends and Holiday Periods
Spring and Fall – Closed
Call to verify hours.
(530) 581-7563 for more info
Cost: $12 for 2 climbs
Headwall Climbing Wall