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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
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Spain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Madrid
3
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ottawa
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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
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Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Canberra
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Norway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Oslo
7
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Peticon added Vienna
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Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Athens
9
Germany is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Peticon added Berlin
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France is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Paris
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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Washington, D.C.
12
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Lisbon
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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Stockholm
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Italy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Rome
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Chile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Santiago
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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
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Malta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Valletta
18
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Mexico City
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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Zagreb
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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ljubljana
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Macedonia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Pella
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Romania is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bucharest
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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Budapest
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Serbia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Belgrade