Inside the shop we live and breathe rubber, glue, and rock dust, but when outside we live and breathe climbing. Greater Tahoe Gripworks began from a love of working with our hands and the desire to give back to the climbing community by providing you with a valuable resource.
We are located in beautiful Woodfords Canyon in Alpine County, California - just a twenty five minute drive from South Lake Tahoe and an hour from Reno. It's our testing grounds, our vacation getaway, and the reason my wife and I call this place home. Click here for directions to the shop. If you're coming down look for the blue garage at the corner of Pine and Sage with the Gripworks sign on it. Access is around back.
Our goals are simple: Keep you climbing. Keep you smiling. Keep you coming back.
Woodfords Canyon is closer than you think, and the climbing is incredible. Great primitive camping along the river too - just please be careful with camp stoves, open flame, etc. It's dry here. Also, please don't forget to pack out your waste! Crystal Springs campground is just up the road and Grover Hot Springs State Park is a few miles past Markleeville. If you're staying for a while and tired of trad climbing check out True Value Crag just down the road from Markleeville. It's right on the river and has some great sport climbing. The fishing around here is top notch too.
If you're looking for climbing gear there are no immediate options in Woodfords. Tahoe Sports LTD near Stateline in South Lake Tahoe carries the biggest selection of gear. Ropes, shoes, pro, chalk, advice, etc. They've got it all. The Strawberry Station General Store at Lover's Leap has a nice selection of gear as well. And don't forget about REI in Reno. If you're coming from that way they might be your best bet.
At Greater Tahoe Gripworks we aim to please, but if we've missed the mark, or there's something on your mind just let us know. Now go climb something!