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Rock Climbing Guide Service & Instruction

At Lover's Leap Guides we provide rock climbing guide services for all ages and abilities. Our guides are long time locals who know the routes and how to avoid the crowds to give you the most out of your climbing experience. Learn to climb, learn new techniques, or just enjoy a day out on the rock with an experienced guide.

Located just 20 miles from South Lake Tahoe is the home of Lover’s Leap Guides named after the cliff “Lover’s Leap”. Founded in 2003, Lover’s Leap Guides has become the busiest service at the Leap. Because we are the only local guiding business, we are able to keep our prices lower than our competitors. The other companies are located at least a hour and half away, causing you to pay for the guides drive time and traveling expenses. Our guides are AMGA trained, safe, and fun! Our head guide is certified by the AMGA as a Rock Instructor.

We offer serveral different classes from half day to multi-day, covering all abilities from first timer to seasoned climber. Contact us to learn more.

We are located in beautiful Strawberry, CA, Lovers Leap rises from the American River Canyon floor almost 600 feet to the top point. Hundreds of climbing routes from easy to advanced are available in this climbing area. We also guide in the Sugarloaf and Phantom Spires areas. Contact us and speak to a guide to plan an outing. 530.318.2939




Very good client care. Being out with Petch you really feel well guided as communication is clear, belay positions are selected to see and coach clients through cruxes. It is a good quality experience ! Doug Nidiver, AMGA examiner

Hi Petch Just want to thenk you for the awesome day we had with you last Wednesday. Both of us enjoyed ourselves more than we ever have outdoors, and climbing the "Bears Reach" route after having watched that video of D.O. climbing it was wonderful. We went to the 90ft wall after and both felt inspired to climb better than we have ever done. Look forward to climbing with you again sometime soon. Hope you have a great summer and best wishes to you and your family Martin and Donesa

Petch, Many thanks for a great day's climbing. The routes suited me perfectly. Next time lets try a 5.8... If you could email me the names of the routes we climbed I'd be grateful. Jonathon Just back home in Ireland and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the climbing session. Apart from the spectacular scenery and the sheer challenge of the climb, what stood out was your encouragement and excellent instruction. After a 10 year absence from climbing, I have resolved to make my next holiday a climbing one, hopefully in Tahoe. Thanks again Ray M

Hi Petch! Here are a few of the best pics from our outing on Sunday! Again, what a great day that was! I had a blast and truly it was everything I dreamed it would be and more! Would love to do it again! Please give Heidi our best. THankS!!!! Cindy

Petch, Thanks again for showing us the 5.7 jewels of Lover's Leap last week on Surrealistic Pillar and Corrugation Corner. If we're ever in your neighborhood again, you can expect some repeat business. Hopefully by that time, we can tackle some tougher routes, too. Take it easy, and watch out for bears and rattlesnakes. Mike

Thanks, we had a great time, Petch !Jo L.

Hey Petch,Had a great time! I will be in touch again in a few weeks there are other climbs that we didn't get to. Day 1: Deception, Bears Reach and Haystack. Day 2: Surrealistic Pillar and Corrugated Corner (a real blast). Lots of fun, many thanks.
Susan B.

Hi Petch.Yes, I had a GREAT time climbing with Jay. I will definitely be back!!!
Mark W.

Heidi rocks! We learned a lot.
Thanks again

Marchel M

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