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Interested in finding out more about the start of Lover’s Leap Guides, located just minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, California?  Our friends at El Dorado Visitors Authority wrote an article on the history of Lover’s Leap Guides.


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Heading to Lake Tahoe and looking for a new adventure, a family tour, or just some straight up rad climbing?

Lover’s Leap Guides offers climbing classes in trad climbing, learn to lead, self rescue, multi-pitch climbing, and just a fun day out of climbing.

Twenty minutes from South Lake Tahoe, about an hour from North Lake Tahoe.  Lover’s Leap offers some of the best climbing any where!

Come climb with us!

It’s what we do;)!


Petch has been climbing since 1989 and has passion teaching and guiding as much as he does for climbing. At the end of an eight month climbing trip that took him and his partner from Joshua Tree in Southern California to Devils Tower in the eastern part of Wyoming, and everything in between, the final stop turned out to be Lover’s Leap. The right turn towards Lover’s Leap landed Petch in the campground in 1993. Climbing for eight months and a bank account of zero, he quickly found a job at the Strawberry Lodge. Falling in love with Lover’s Leap and Strawberry he found making a home easy. A guiding job opened in 1996 with teaching youth backpacking and rock climbing. The exciting future of guiding as a full time profession led to the opening of Lover’s Leap Guides in 2003. With his enthusiasm and knowledge of Lover’s Leap, Lover’s Leap Guides has become the most popular and busiest service to climb at Lover’s Leap. He has spent countless hours working with the Access Fund, CRAGS, and the Forest Service to maintain trails, protect nesting raptors, and community outreach. Climbing most of the routes at Lover’s Leap, he has also added numerous routes of his own. From 5.5 to 5.12D, some of his first ascents have become modern day classics. A good chance you will probably climb one of his routes when you climb with Lover’s Leap Guides. Petch is certified by the AMGA as a Rock Instructor and holds his certification as a Wilderness First Responder and CPR.