Rock Climbing Private Half Day

A perfect rock-climbing adventure for your team with our AMGA trained rock guides! Whether it's fun single pitch or multi-pitch rock climbing or geared toward learning and improving skills, we're happy to guide the rock-climbing in Tahoe you're looking for! We can cover rock-climbing skills from knots to self rescue.
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You choose the skills, we teach 'em!

  • Objectives - This is a private day geared to improving the skill sets you want. Or just a day to get out and have some fun climbing!

  • Skills Covered Can Include:
    • Knots
    • Traditional Anchors
    • Multipitch Efficiency
    • Rappelling and Lowering
    • Belaying
    • Rock Rescue
    • Ascending Ropes
    • Rock Movement
    • Descent Choices. Which line will we take to get down? What are the concerns and options if something slides?
    • Family Rock Climbing

This program is a private and flexible program based on the objectives of you and your team. We’ll build the itinerary based on what you’re looking for and we’ll pick a start time based on your schedule and current weather. Below is an example itinerary:

  • 8:00am - Meet your Guide & Review the Plan for the Day. - Your guide will discuss the weather, climbing skills you’ll cover and the route options for your objectives. After a quick gear check, the team will approach the climb and begin.

  • 8:30am - Begin Skills & Climbing - We will pick and change venues based on the objectives for the day and which zones offer the best climbing and settings for skills. anchors

  • 12:00pm - Course Ends - We will circle back to the original objectives for the day and make sure that we answer any remaining questions. We’ll close with a recap on what we learned and what’s next for you and your team.

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

  • This is a program for all levels! - We can take any level of climber, from never climbed outside to 5.10 trad leaders. You let your guide know what you are looking for and we’ll set up a great day of climbing and skills for you and your team.

  • Basic Fitness - Able to spend an active day outside, climbing

  • Rock Climbing Gear - Come prepared with your own gear or rent from us
Shop Recommended Gear OR Visit our Rentals Page

Here's what's included with your course:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Ropes and Gear for training
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with a first aid kit
  • Wag bags for human waste disposal - in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Guide Gratuities

Rock Climbing Gear

  • Helmet, UIAA/CE approved for climbing
  • Harness with belay loop
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Approach Shoes (optional, bring if you have them)
  • Nut Tool, for removing nuts/stoppers (optional)
  • Non-locking Carabiners, 5 carabiners
  • Locking Carabiners, 5 carabiners
  • Belay Device
  • Assisted Braking Device
  • 1 Prusik loop, fixed 4’ loop of 6mm nylon cord or purpose built loop like Sterling “Hollow Block”
  • 1 Cordelette, 20’, 7mm nylon cord or 5.9mm
  • Sterling PowerCord
  • Double Length Sewn Runner


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SKILL LEVELBeginner Intermediate Advanced
ELEVATION7,000-8,000'
LocationTahoe - Donner Summit

Price $175.00
Private Programs
Duration: Half Day
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Private Programs

Blackbird Mountain Guides offers both scheduled group programs and private programs.

Private programs are simply above and beyond what Blackbird Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. Scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Blackbird Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.

Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as private programs with private dates/rates as well.

PRIVATE PROGRAMS

Private programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Private programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) private programs will be more expensive.

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Full Itinerary

This program is a private and flexible program based on the objectives of you and your team.  We’ll build the itinerary based on what you’re looking for and we’ll pick a start time based on your schedule and current weather.  Below is an example itinerary: 

8:00 am  Meet your guide and review the plan for the day. Your guide will discuss the weather, climbing skills you’ll cover and the route options for your objectives.  After a quick gear check, the team will approach the climb and begin.

8:30 am  Begin skills and climbing.  We will pick a venue based on the objectives for the day and which zones offer the best climbing and settings for skills.

12:00 pm We will circle back to the original objectives for the day and make sure that we answer any remaining questions.  We’ll close with a recap on what we learned and what’s next for you and your team.

You choose the skills, we teach 'em!

  • Objectives - This is a private day geared to improving the skill sets you want. Or just a day to get out and have some fun climbing!

  • Skills Covered Can Include:
    • Knots
    • Traditional Anchors
    • Multipitch Efficiency
    • Rappelling and Lowering
    • Belaying
    • Rock Rescue
    • Ascending Ropes
    • Rock Movement
    • Descent Choices. Which line will we take to get down? What are the concerns and options if something slides?
    • Family Rock Climbing

This program is a private and flexible program based on the objectives of you and your team. We’ll build the itinerary based on what you’re looking for and we’ll pick a start time based on your schedule and current weather. Below is an example itinerary:

  • 8:00am - Meet your Guide & Review the Plan for the Day. - Your guide will discuss the weather, climbing skills you’ll cover and the route options for your objectives. After a quick gear check, the team will approach the climb and begin.

  • 8:30am - Begin Skills & Climbing - We will pick and change venues based on the objectives for the day and which zones offer the best climbing and settings for skills. anchors

  • 12:00pm - Course Ends - We will circle back to the original objectives for the day and make sure that we answer any remaining questions. We’ll close with a recap on what we learned and what’s next for you and your team.

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

  • This is a program for all levels! - We can take any level of climber, from never climbed outside to 5.10 trad leaders. You let your guide know what you are looking for and we’ll set up a great day of climbing and skills for you and your team.

  • Basic Fitness - Able to spend an active day outside, climbing

  • Rock Climbing Gear - Come prepared with your own gear or rent from us
Shop Recommended Gear OR Visit our Rentals Page

Here's what's included with your course:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Ropes and Gear for training
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with a first aid kit
  • Wag bags for human waste disposal - in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Guide Gratuities

Rock Climbing Gear

  • Helmet, UIAA/CE approved for climbing
  • Harness with belay loop
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Approach Shoes (optional, bring if you have them)
  • Nut Tool, for removing nuts/stoppers (optional)
  • Non-locking Carabiners, 5 carabiners
  • Locking Carabiners, 5 carabiners
  • Belay Device
  • Assisted Braking Device
  • 1 Prusik loop, fixed 4’ loop of 6mm nylon cord or purpose built loop like Sterling “Hollow Block”
  • 1 Cordelette, 20’, 7mm nylon cord or 5.9mm
  • Sterling PowerCord
  • Double Length Sewn Runner

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Epic Reviews From Adventurers

7 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Knowledgeable & experienced - absolutely loved it!

    Absolutely loved working with Blackbird Mountain Guides. Zeb was an awesome guide, knowledgeable and experienced, would highly recommend!

    Belle J.
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    Rock Climbing Private in Tahoe
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Learned so much!

    Had an awesome time at the Intro to Anchor Building course at Donner Summit. I feel much closer to my goal of being the most experienced member of a group during an outdoor climb, and being able to assure others of safe practices. We learned so much about redundant anchor systems and Trad gear placement, and the course was introductory enough for those just transitioning from gym climbing, but informative enough for experienced sport climbers to gain substantial knowledge about trad anchors. Zeb was an informative and patient instructor during the academic portion of the class. After the academic portion we tested the skills we learned in my first multi-pitch climb, which alone was an incredible experience. It was very assuring to climb with a highly experienced guide, that took time to explain safety checks, not only to make us feel safe, but to ensure that we gain the knowledge to becoming independent Trad and sport climbers. I am looking forward to more skill building courses, and adventure Rock and Alpine climbs with Blackbird Mountain Guides!

    Andrew Q.
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    Rock Climbing Anchor Building Course
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Totally worth it - phenomenal day!

    Okay, that was totally worth it! Phenomenal day. Lots of good reassurance that I'm doing the right thing. Plus many new skills to add to my toolkit. I feel like everyone should do one of these classes every 5 years or something like that. Daryl Teittinen was awesome, a good mix between professionalism, teacher and fun person to hang out with. He is a fantastic teacher. Excellent listener and I had great timing and knowledge went to cut me off and direct me to the more important issues/techniques. I'll go climb the rest of the year and come back again next year for some more education. Thank you!

    Kirk D.
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    Rock Climbing Private in Tahoe
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent rock anchor building course!

    I took the Anchor Building course and it was excellent. The full day allowed for lots of content and practice, and we even climbed an easy route and got to see how these skills would be used on a multi-pitch outing. I highly recommend their courses.

    Elena S.
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    Rock Climbing Anchor Building Course
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