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List of top destinations for rock climbing. What are the best countries for rock climbing? This list ranks the most popular countries for rock climbers. From the United States to Switzerland, Thailand and Australia, there are many great destinations for rock climbing. Though most commonly though of as an indoor sport in gyms on artificial rock walls, true rock climbing enthusiasts travel all around the world to conquer the Earth's biggest boulders.

In the U.S. there are many great destinations for rock climbing, including Nevada, Colorado and Utah. Rock climbing is an extremely physically demanding sport and continues to become a more popular competitive sport. Beyond competition, rock climbing is a great way to catch astounding views from notable peaks including Devil's Needle in Brazil, California's Yosemite National Park and the famous Matterhorn of the Swiss Alps. 

Not only is the sport one of the most rigorous, rock climbing can also be a dangerous sport as it involves great balance, strength and control. One different type of rock climbing is free climbing without the use of equipment for support. Aid climbing is a popular rock climbing technique for amateurs and even novices that uses gear to help climbers. 

What are the best destinations for rock climbing? Vote up the top countries for rock climbers. 

 

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Spain Madrid

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
New Zealand Wellington

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Australia Canberra

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Canada Ottawa

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Norway Oslo

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Austria Vienna

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Germany Berlin

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Sweden Stockholm

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Greece Athens

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France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
France Paris

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Portugal Lisbon

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Italy Rome

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Chile Santiago

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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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Malta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Malta Valletta

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Slovenia Ljubljana

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Romania Bucharest

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Macedonia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Macedonia Pella

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Mexico Mexico City

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Hungary Budapest

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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Croatia Zagreb

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Serbia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Serbia Belgrade

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bulgaria Sofia

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Turkey Ankara

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China is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
China Beijing

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Thailand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Thailand Bangkok

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Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Vietnam Hanoi

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Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Indonesia Jakarta

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Greenland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Greenland Nuuk

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Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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Nepal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Nepal Kathmandu

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Laos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Laos Vientiane

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bhutan Thimphu

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Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Lebanon Beirut

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Jordan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Jordan Amman

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Morocco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Morocco Rabat

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Egypt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Egypt Cairo

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Syria is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Syria Damascus

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Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Pakistan Islamabad