Travel 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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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Wellington

2
154 66
Spain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Madrid

3
124 51
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Canberra

4
104 39
Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ottawa

5
120 51
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing

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106 45
Norway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Oslo

7
95 39
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
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8
134 70
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Washington, D.C.

9
99 46
France is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Paris

10
103 50
Greece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Athens

11
86 38
Germany is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Peticon added Berlin

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98 51
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Stockholm

13
83 40
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Lisbon

14
92 51
Italy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Rome

15
66 38
Chile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Santiago

16
76 49
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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63 45
Malta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Valletta

18
71 58
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ljubljana

19
70 57
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing

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66 53
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Zagreb

21
74 63
Romania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bucharest

22
67 56
Serbia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Belgrade

23
65 54
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Budapest

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63 52
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Mexico City

25
60 49
Macedonia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Pella

26
62 54
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Sofia

27
57 54
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bangkok

28
58 57
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ankara

29
53 52
China is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Beijing

30
9 5
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
jaka4eva added Hanoi

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45 50
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Jakarta

32
58 67
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Kathmandu

33
42 48
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Kuala Lumpur

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41 47
Laos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Vientiane

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44 51
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Thimphu

36
36 44
Jordan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Amman

37
34 42
Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Beirut

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Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
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24 48
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Rabat

40
20 68
Syria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Damascus

41
15 58
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Cairo

42
17 87
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Islamabad