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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

    • Cora, Wyoming

      Hike to Slide Lake

      12 mi / 1600 ft gain
      The Winds in Wyoming are incredibly beautiful and offer some of the most challenging, but rewarding hikes. And the popular northern trailhead, Green River Lakes, is one of the most spectacular entry points. GETTING THERE: There are only two ways to get to the Green River Lakes trailhead. and one ...
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    • Carbondale, Colorado

      Explore Hayes Creek Falls

      0 mi
      Right off of Highway 133 about 2 miles south of Redstone, lies a very easy-to-get-to Waterfall. Park your car off to the side of the highway, walk about 100 feet and you will find this glorious waterfall. The fall is best to see in the late Spring to early Summer. From late Spring, to early Summe...
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    • Lone Wolf, Oklahoma

      Climb at Quartz Mountain - Baldy Point

      Quartz Mountain (also known as Baldy Point) is a granite paradise for climbers; hosting some of the state's longest and most challenging climbs! Friction is the name of the game here! The routes vary from 5.5 to 5.12 with a mixture of sport and traditional climbs. Don't be surprised if there is a...
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    • El Paso, Texas

      Bouldering at Hueco Tanks State Park

      Hueco Tanks is comprised of 3 mountains and 1 spur (a lateral offshoot of a mountain). North Mountain has the most dense bouldering but access requires a reservation. East and West Mountain also offer amazing climbing, but you are required to have a guide to gain entrance to those mountains. The ...
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    • Ouray County, Colorado

      Climb Mt. Sneffels via the Southwest Ridge

      3 mi / 1800 ft gain
      There is a great description of this trailhead here: Hike Mount SneffelsThe SW Ridge route of Mt Sneffels is a Class III scramble in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness area of the San Juan Range located between Ouray and Telluride, Colorado. This route is 3 miles RT with 1,800 feet of elevation gain ...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Shanahan Ridge Trail

      3.84 mi / 715 ft gain
      Starting on the edge of a neighborhood in South Boulder, this 3.8 mile loop begins its 869 foot elevation gain by meandering through a pine forest. You can 'choose your own adventure' by exploring the handful of trails that meet up with the Shanahan Ridge Trail, such as the South Mesa Trail, Shad...
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    • Quincy, Washington

      Rock Climb 'The Sunshine Wall'

      0.5 mi
      I had never been outdoor rock climbing before, but when I heard my school was offering a trip out to Vantage, Washington over the weekend I couldn't pass up the opportunity!Vantage, Washington is smack in the middle of Washington's two largest cities, Seattle and Spokane. With its close proximity...
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    • Payson, Arizona

      Canyoneering at Christopher Creek/Box Canyon

      2 mi / 200 ft gain
      Just a little bit east of Payson Arizona is a canyoneering playground called Christopher Creek Canyon (aka Box Canyon). The water is nice and cold, and is only muddy after rainstorms. Make your way from pool to pool as you descend through the canyon, cliff jumping, rappelling, and down climbing. ...
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    • Chaffee County, Colorado

      Off-Trail Hike of Limestone Ridge

      9 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Finding a winter or early spring adventure that won't take you deep into dangerous mountain territory, while still providing epic vistas, is a challenge in Colorado. There are a few 10,000' tall ranges that sometimes escape deep snow, which are inviting for a first step into the alpine wonderland...
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    • Seward, Alaska

      Climb Mount Alice

      3 mi / 5265 ft gain
      This hike starts at 0 feet elevation on the side of Resurrection Bay opposite of Seward. Travelling south from Anchorage, take a left turn onto Nash Road a couple of miles before getting into Seward itself. Follow Nash Road for a few miles, past campgrounds, etc. About a mile before reaching the ...
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    • Marquette, Michigan

      Hike Hogback Mountain

      2 mi / 600 ft gain
      The trailhead for Hogback Mountain sits 5 miles North of Marquette, Mi on County Road 550. About 1/2 mile past the Sugarloaf Mtn parking lot, the unmarked road is on the left side if going north bound -- the parking area is for Wetmore Pond.The trail begins with an easy half mile hike through a w...
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    • Malibu, California

      Balanced Rock via Sandstone Trailhead

      4.36 mi / 1125 ft gain
      ...From the PCH, make a left turn on Yerba Buena road (turn right if you're coming South) for about 6 miles until you get to the dirt parking area. If the lot is full, there's extra parking on the side of the road. FYI, Balanced Rock can also be accessed by starting at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead,...
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    • Billings, Montana

      Explore The Rimrocks

      The Rimrocks (also known as the "Rims") are geological rimrock sandstone formations that outcrop in Billings, Montana. Eighty million years ago the Billings metro area was the shore of the Western Interior Seaway, a sea that went from the present-day Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic North. Sediment a...
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    • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

      Hike the Hogskin Upper and Lower Loop

      1.4 mi
      After an easy 25 minute drive from Chattanooga you will reach North Chickamauga Gorge on Montlake Road in Soddy Daisy. Park any where in the gravel loop just make sure other cars can get through. From the Montlake Road Trailhead Kiosk the trail begins on an old mining road. Hogskin Upper Loop Tr...
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    • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Gorham Mountain Trail

      1.64 mi / 525 ft gain
      Gorham Mountain Trail is one of the relatively shorter and easy trails in Acadia National Park, and it's a perfect morning spot to catch a sunrise in Acadia (much less crowded than the highly-visited Cadillac Mountain). To access the trail head, you'll need to drive into the park and down the Pa...
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    • Boulder, Wyoming

      Big Sandy Lake

      10.94 mi / 633 ft gain
      Big Sandy Lake is beautiful. You'll turn at Boulder, WY and head about an hour to Big Sandy Campground. You'll want to get there as early as you can as it fills up fast, when we arrived at about 10:30pm on a Friday there was no sites or parking, but don't worry. The surrounding area is National ...
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