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    Looking for the best rock climbing in United States? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around United States. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

    Top Rock Climbing Spots in and near United States

    • Silver Plume, Colorado

      Torrey's Peak via Kelso Ridge

      5.0
      5.79 mi / 2982 ft gain
      The start of this route up the Kelso Ridge is the same as doing the standard route of Gray's and Torrey's peaks. From the trailhead cross the large metal bridge and continue on the great trail as it slowly climbs away from the parking lot and trailhead. This first section is not steep, but prov...
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    • Furnace Creek, California

      Artist's Palette

      4.0
      0.4 mi / 89 ft gain
      Let’s just start this off by saying,  PREPARE FOR THE HEAT. Death Valley has the highest recorded temperature on earth at over 130 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you are planning to visit in the summer…be ready.  Luckily,  Artist’s Palette is not far from the parking the area and the saving grace of Ai...
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    • Packwood, Washington

      Hike Pinnacle Peak, Mt. Rainier NP

      4.8
      2.5 mi / 1050 ft gain
      This trailhead is easily accessed at the parking lot at Reflection Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park. A short but sweet hike (1.3 miles one way) that leads to beautiful views of Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, and if clear enough, Mt. Hood (Oregon). Pinnacle itself can be climbed to su...
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    • Custer, South Dakota

      Cathedral Spires in the Black Hills

      4.8
      1.65 mi / 200 ft gain
      This is a moderate hike with a huge payout in the form of some of the Black Hills' most beautiful features — tall granite spires rising hundreds of feet above the surrounding terrain, reaching a maximum height of 6,860 feet. Starting from the Cathedral Spires Trailhead --where you may be treated...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Peacock Pool

      7.9 mi / 2438 ft gain
      The peacock pool is a cool little tarn below the outlet to Chasm Lake. Please note that this adventure is best done in the winter/spring when snow is present to prevent erosion in the sensitive area. That is how the description will be written, assuming winter conditions. The approach is the sa...
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    • Moab, Utah

      Camp Goose Island Campground

      4.7
      Many of the campground in Arches National Park are extremely hard to book and almost impossible to get walk-in spots during the peak season in this area. However, the Colorado River near Moab has an abundance of beautiful campsites along its shore. Highway 128 heads northwest out of Moab followin...
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    • Madera County, California

      Ediza Lake via Agnew Meadows

      4.0
      13.54 mi / 1804 ft gain
      Start at the Agnew Meadows Trailhead. You will need to arrive before 7:30AM or take the Shuttle from Mammoth Mountain. Start out by heading north on the John Muir Trail. You will pass Shadow Lake; walk around the south side of the lake for mountain views. Then, follow the trail up Shadow Creek u...
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    • Ashland, Oregon

      Hike and Climb Pilot Rock

      8 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Pilot Rock is one of the most prominent features in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and is visible from over 40 miles away in the Shasta Valley of northern California and the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.Similar to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, though much smaller in stature, Pilot Rock is ...
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    • Dammeron Valley, Utah

      Explore the Petrified Sand Dunes

      5.0
      Snow Canyon is only 15 minutes from St. George, Utah and has so many neat areas to explore. A favorite of mine is to climb around on the petrified dunes. These are located in the middle of the park right off of the road. There is a trail leading from the parking lot for about 1,000 feet to the du...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Stoney Point Park Loop

      4.0
      0.73 mi / 141 ft gain
      Once you've parked along Topanga Canyon Blvd, make your way down the street and start the trail off near the steel gate, close to the horse stables. As you make your way in, you will notice some rock climbers practicing on the lower elevation rocks. Make your way around this rocky park, counter-...
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    • Halfway, Oregon

      Eagle Cap Wilderness Loop

      5.0
      40.13 mi / 10630 ft gain
      The top trip in Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness takes you in a loop around Eagle Cap, Oregon's 13th tallest peak and through three high mountain passes. East Eagle trailhead has two main parking lots, the first one you come to is a trailer parking lot meant for horse trailers, but make sure you dri...
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    • Slade, Kentucky

      Camp at Miguel's Pizza

      4.0
      The Red River Gorge is known for the best rock climbing in the east. A man named Miguel opened a pizzeria in the gorge, and soon began letting climbers camp behind the restaurant for a mere $2/night. Today, the tradition has continued, and dozens of climbers call Miguel's Pizza their climbing hom...
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    • Lincoln, New Hampshire

      Hike to Bondcliff

      5.0
      18 mi / 3110 ft gain
      Park at the Lincoln Woods Visitors Center off the Kancamagus Highway where the Lincoln Woods Trailhead begins. Because of such a long hike, it's best to start at daybreak, or as early as possible to make it back before dark. The trail starts at the beginning of a suspension bridge crossing the Ea...
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    • Moab, Utah

      Rock Climbing Moab's Wall Street

      4.4
      Moab's Wall Street is exactly what it sounds like, but nothing like the "Wall Street" you're familiar with. Several miles off Highway 279, it hugs the Colorado River on one side and a towering 500ft sandstone wall littered with climbing routes on the other. There is easy access to all of the clim...
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    • Birmingham, Alabama

      Bouldering at Moss Rock Preserve

      5.0
      1 mi / -50 ft gain
      Moss Rock has abundant parking, and easy access to all climbing areas. There is no fee for use or facilities, however there are several small local restaurants and often times a food truck within walking distance of the parking lot.There are two major bouldering areas as well as hiking trails and...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Ruckel Ridge Loop

      5.0
      8.08 mi / 3730 ft gain
      This ridge is one of the lesser known paths from the Eagle Creek Trailhead. Instead of taking Ruckel Creek Trail, find the trail leading up Ruckel Ridge. It is a far more difficult hike of about 7 miles leading up to Benson Plateau. Along the way there are beautiful lookout points for Mount Hood,...
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