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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

    • Boerne, Texas

      Paddle the Guadalupe River at Sisterdale

      Take the short drive up to the friendly little town of Sisterdale to find the General Store. Here you can safely leave your vehicle, rent kayaks and arrange shuttles for your trip of choice. There are plenty of different stretches of river to fit any adventure from short day floats to multi-day k...
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    • Goshen, Virginia

      Hike Goshen Pass

      5.6 mi / 1200 ft gain
      The parking for the trailhead is down an unmarked gravel/dirt road about 1.5 miles upriver from the Virginia Wayside rest area on Route 39 West. You'll see the swing bridge out across the river and the road will be immediately after this on your right. The road goes back about 200 yards to the pa...
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    • Jasper, Arkansas

      Climb at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

      Horseshoe Canyon Ranch (HCR) 36°0'25"N 93°17'23"W is located just West of Jasper, Arkansas and hosts hundreds of sport/trad climbing routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.13a! Driving into the canyon, you will follow along a dirt road to the gate for Horseshoe Canyon. Continue down, past the barn to the...
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    • Twin Bridges, California

      Summit Price & Agassiz from Desolation Wilderness

      Mount Price (9,975') is the second highest summit in the Desolation Wilderness, standing just eight feet lower than Pyramid Peak to the south. In between these two peaks stands Mount Agassiz (9,967'), whose overhanging summit resembles a granite wave poised to crash down into the Desolation Vall...
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    • Jamestown, Tennessee

      Twin Arches Loop

      1.22 mi / 177 ft gain
      The trail starts at the parking lot which has some nice bathrooms and a nice small picnic area that is open year-round. From the trailhead, you will follow the signs that will lead you to a short mostly flat, 7-mile hike to the first arch. Once you get to the first arch there is a small area with...
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    • Mexican Hat, Utah

      Camp at Muley Point

      0.25 mi
      Muley Point on the southern end of the Cedar Mesa is one of the finest camping (and car camping) sites in North America, towering some 2400' above the San Juan River Canyon (and The Goosenecks State Park) looking south directly into the northern mouth of Monument Valley. It is a breathtakingly be...
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    • Sedona, Arizona

      Climbing at Oak Creek Canyon

      Getting There About 18 miles south of Flagstaff on the 89A, turn into the Cave Springs parking lot and look for the trail just right of the first bridge. Hike up the chossy hill until you reach a giant sandstone slot canyon in the northwest. Climbing This canyon contained the crags, known as the ...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Hidden Valley Nature Trail

      1.03 mi / 164 ft gain
      Turn off of Park Blvd near Intersection Rock (there will be signs for the turn) and follow the paved road for about a minute. There is a large parking lot with many picnic tables. The trail begins with a slight uphill of around 100 ft and continues through a opening between two large rocks. Af...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Bouldering at Ocean Beach

      Tired of climbing in a gym, check out one of the city's best outdoor climbing spots! Below the Cliff House at the north-end of Ocean Beach, there are several great bouldering problems and a retaining wall to climb. The rock is comprised of greenstone and sandstone with cracks and edges. These rou...
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    • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

      Bouldering Stone Fort, TN

      0.25 mi
      Stone Fort sits atop the Cumberland Plateau just half an hour from downtown Chattanooga, and is one of the premiere bouldering locations in the Southeast. One of the three sites of the annual Triple Crown Bouldering competition, Stone Fort offers a wealth of climbing problems for any climber's a...
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    • Kalaheo, Hawaii

      Swim in the Waikoko Stream & Waterfall

      1 mi / 166 ft gain
      You will need a 4WD high clearance vehicle to reach this trail. To reach the trailhead, take Highway 580 which will eventually turn to dirt. You'll cross over a couple of streams and when you reach a Y, take a left. In one more mile, you will reach a second Y which you will turn left. If the gate...
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    • Lancing, Tennessee

      Climb The Lilly Bluff Wall

      The Obed Wild and Scenic River is typically not found in the same conversations as Zion or Yosemite, but be assured this hidden gem of Tennessee is one of the East Coast's must climb destinations.There are a number of climbing areas within the Obed worth exploring, ranging from bouldering to mul...
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    • Aspen, Colorado

      North Maroon Peak

      8.08 mi / 4298 ft gain
      Start your hike at the parking lot/trailhead at the end of Maroon Creek Rd. Keep in mind that the road is closed from about 9am-8pm to traffic and is only accessible by shuttle bus during that time. You'll be wanting to get a very early start anyways, so it shouldn't be an issue. Your path begin...
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    • Oneonta, Alabama

      Climb at Palisades Park

      Palisades Park is a great place for beginners and advanced climbers. Following the pin, the crag is easily accessible from the parking lot. A short walk from the parking lot leads you straight to the cliff edge where you will find 60-70 foot cliffs to rappel/climb. Palisades requires you have a p...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Climb Apache Peak

      10 mi / 3280 ft gain
      Start at the Long Lake Trailhead ($10 parking fee) and head up the trail towards Isabell Lake. You'll pass both Long Lake and Isabelle lake, with spectacular views at both. At Lake Isabelle, be sure to continue straight on the trail, further up the valley, not the right turn up to Pawnee Pass.Con...
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    • North Bend, Washington

      Hike to Gravel Lake

      13.6 mi / 2759 ft gain
      Starting at the Snoqualmie Pass PCT trailhead, you start hiking through an old growth forest. This hike has a nice gradual incline with views starting near a talus field. Late June, early July wildflowers are growing like crazy along the trail. This field offers a up close view of Mt. Rainier alo...
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