|By Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Jun 6, 2014
Lived there 8 of the last 9 years...
Donner Summit during spring/summer/fall is the most obvious choice, as it is 30 mins from West Reno/Sommerset, 45 from South Reno, and offers lots of high quality granite climbing.
Of similar distance there is also Big Chief, which is also near the town of Truckee, CA.
Woodfords Canyon is another great option that has seen lots of development recently, 45 minutes to an hour south of Reno. Very cool area with some great climbing. Year round climbing is possible here as the canyon has a north facing and south facing wall with quality climbing on both sides.
Other than that, you have Sugarloaf (Great winter cragging) out on highway 50 by the town of Kyburz (past South Lake Tahoe a ways, probably 2.25 hours out from Reno) and Lover's Leap (best in Spring and Fall) about 1.75/2 hours from Reno.
In addition to that, there are a number of other smaller but quality crags around the Tahoe region that all range from 45 minutes to 2 hours away.
Aside from those, you are about 2.5/3 hours from Tuolumne Meadows proper, 3/3.5 hours from Mammoth and 4 from Bishop and all of the climbing associated with that area.
Reno does not suck to call 'home' as a rock climber, especially if your interests are more diversified as far as outdoor activities are concerned.