Culture The Best Countries for Rock Climbing  

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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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164 69
Spain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Madrid
2
122 46
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Wellington
3
109 43
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ottawa
4
125 55
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
5
124 56
Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Canberra
6
108 47
Norway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Oslo
7
99 42
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Peticon added Vienna
8
141 74
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Washington, D.C.
9
110 52
Greece is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Athens
10
104 48
France is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Paris
11
89 39
Germany is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Peticon added Berlin
12
86 41
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Lisbon
13
99 53
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Stockholm
14
96 52
Italy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Rome
15
67 40
Chile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Santiago
16
78 50
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
17
63 47
Malta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Valletta
18
67 53
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Mexico City
19
72 60
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ljubljana
20
71 59
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
21
66 54
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Zagreb
22
75 65
Romania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bucharest
23
60 50
Macedonia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Pella
24
67 58
Serbia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Belgrade
25
65 56
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Budapest