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The Loophole follows the yellow and black line, climbing the lower half of the Tram Face.

We are officially welcoming The Loophole route to our Tahoe Via Ferrata roster! Along with the Skyline Traverse, Sundial Arete and the Great Escape, we now have a total of four routes on Tram Face.

Climb in 3 Hours

The Loophole is the marquee of the 3-hour and is a great adventure for people who don’t have 4 hours to go climbing with us. This option gives climbers the opportunity to climb the lower half of Tram Face in a shorter time frame.

Climbers approach the Olympic Valley Overlook
Climbers on the Tahoe Via Ferrata approach the Olympic Valley Overlook.

The Loophole is a route unto itself that connects the granite terrain between the Sundial Arete and the Skyline Traverse. The route features an incredible lookout point called the Olympic Valley Overlook that towers over the Village at Squaw Valley. You’ll feel as though you’re flying over the Valley below. This serves as the perfect spot to grab the all-important photographic proof that you climbed the Tahoe Via Ferrata.

Construction worker drills a hole into rock for the Tahoe Via Ferrata
Logan Talbott builds the new route.

Newly Built by our Team

Our in-house build team created the route in seven full days of labor on the mountain, carrying up the cable, cleaning loose sand from the route, building new anchor points, installing a new section of cable, and making the necessary improvements to keep the route fun and safe.

On June 10th, we led our first climbers through the new Loophole and it’s a hit! Come join us to find out why we’re so excited about the new route.

Book a 3-Hour Tour

For more information about Via Ferrata at Squaw Valley or Rock Climbing at Donner Summit, or any of our other international expeditions, check out our website. For any questions call our office at 877-873-5376 or send us an email We hope to climb with you soon!