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List of top mountain climbing ranges. What are the most popular mountain ranges for climbing? This list ranks the mountain ranges that every mountain climber should conquer in his or her lifetime. These are the top mountain climbing ranges and rock climbing ranges in the world.

The highest mountains in the world are called the Eight Thousanders, ranges with mountain peaks that reach more than 8,000 meters or 26,247 feet. Mount Everest and Annapurna are among those highest peaks. Those mountains all lie in the Himalayans and Karakoram, making the two mountain ranges some of the most popular and well-known mountain ranges for climbers. 

The mountain ranges of the world are associated in two categories: the Pacific Ring of Fire and the Alpide Belt. The Alpides consist of Asian and European mountain ranges such as the Himalayas through the Alps. The Pacific Ring of Fire includes the North American ranges, South American and around the Pacific Ocean. This system includes the Andes and Aleutian Range. 

There are many mountain ranges in the world, but what are the world's best climbs? Rank up the top mountain ranges in the world and get ready to view the world from new heights! 
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Rocky Mountains is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Rocky Mountains North America

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Himalayas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Himalayas Asia

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Alps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Alps Europe

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North Cascades is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
North Cascades Washington, USA

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Yukon Ranges is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Yukon Ranges

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Andes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Andes South America

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Sierra Nevada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Sierra Nevada North America

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Ural Mountains is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Ural Mountains Eurasia, Russia

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Patagonia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Patagonia

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Canadian Rockies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Canadian Rockies Alberta, Canada

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Dolomites is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
jaka4eva added Dolomites Europe

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Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Pyrenees Southern Europe

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Front Range is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Front Range North America

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French Alps is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing

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Transantarctic Mountains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Transantarctic Mountains Antarctica

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Atlas Mountains is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Atlas Mountains Africa

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Alaska Range is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing

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Rwenzori Mountains is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Rwenzori Mountains Uganda

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Aleutian Range is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Aleutian Range

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Blue Mountains is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Blue Mountains New South Wales, Australia

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Carpathian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing

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Karakoram is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Karakoram Asia

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Selkirk Mountains is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Selkirk Mountains British Columbia, Canada

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Caucasus Mountains is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Caucasus Mountains Eurasia

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Zagros Mountains is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Zagros Mountains Asia

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Meratus Mountains is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Meratus Mountains Indonesia

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Appalachian Mountains is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Appalachian Mountains North America

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Ouachita Mountains is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Ouachita Mountains North America

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Hindu Kush is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Hindu Kush Asia

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Great Dividing Range is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Great Dividing Range New South Wales, Australia

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Brooks Range is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Brooks Range

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Alborz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Alborz Iran

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Tian Shan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Tian Shan Asia

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Shawangunk Ridge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Shawangunk Ridge New York, USA

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Ozark Mountains is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mountain Ranges for Climbing
Ozark Mountains