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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159 68
Spain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Madrid

2
121 45
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Wellington

3
124 53
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing

4
106 41
Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ottawa

5
124 55
Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Canberra

6
108 46
Norway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Oslo

7
98 40
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Peticon added Vienna

8
135 73
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Washington, D.C.

9
88 38
Germany is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Peticon added Berlin

10
105 51
Greece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Athens

11
100 48
France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Paris

12
84 40
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Lisbon

13
99 52
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Stockholm

14
94 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
77 49
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

17
63 46
Malta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Valletta

18
72 59
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Ljubljana

19
70 58
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing

20
66 54
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Zagreb

21
74 64
Romania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Bucharest

22
67 57
Serbia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Belgrade

23
65 55
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Budapest

24
63 53
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
Mexico City

25
60 50
Macedonia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Rock Climbing
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