A day on the Tahoe Via Ferrata begins and ends at our offices in the Village at Squaw Valley. You’ll arrive at your scheduled start time (book online) to grab a few pieces of gear and meet your climbing guide.

The Beast

Within 30 minutes you’ll be hopping in “The Beast” to get a short open-air shuttle ride to the start of the routes. Once at the bottom of the Via Ferrata your guide will go through an informational review on how to use the cable system while climbing.

Time to Climb!

After the short instructional talk it’s time to climb! You’ll launch on to one of the two available routes with your guide leading the way. Both routes wind their way up the 500′ granite rock pinnacle that makes up the iconic Tram Face. Climbing through monkey bridges and over beautiful spires, you’ll eventually reach the top of the route in about 2 hours ending at the first Tram tower.

Tram Ridge Hike

From the tram tower you’ll begin to descend on a single track hiking trail along the spine of the ridge that makes up what we call Tram Ridge. To your right you’ll be greeted with expansive views of Shirley Canyon, while to your left you’ll be walking by beautifully weathered granite blocks.

High Fives All Around

From the tram tower you’ll begin to descend on a single track hiking trail along the spine of the ridge that makes up what we call Tram Ridge. To your right you’ll be greeted with expansive views of Shirley Canyon, while to your left you’ll be walking by beautifully weathered granite blocks.

We can’t wait to go climbing with you!