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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

    • Bishop, California

      Bouldering In The Buttermilks

      5.0
      The Buttermilks is a historical climbing area that is home to some of the worlds most famous rock climbs. It is located at the base of the Eastern Sierras near Bishop, CA. In this region there are 3 main bouldering areas: The Happies, The Sads, and The Buttermilks.The Buttermilks are massive gr...
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    • St. George, Utah

      Climbing in Moe's Valley

      5.0
      Moe's Valley, UT is a hidden climbing paradise found in southern Utah. It's located just minutes outside of St. George, Utah. For a long time, this world-class bouldering area stayed relatively unknown except to climbing developers and local climbers. Over the years it has grown tremendously in p...
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    • North Bend, Washington

      Climb the South Face of The Tooth

      5.0
      The Tooth is a relatively easy multi-pitch trad route within spitting distance of Seattle. It is rated 5.5, although 3 of the 4 pitches are rated 5.2-5.3. It is a great day trip into the Cascades. The rock quality is fantastic.Despite the exposure inherent in any multi-pitch, The Tooth has rappel...
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    • Lawton, Oklahoma

      Hike to Crab Eyes

      5.0
      4 mi / 500 ft gain
      Starting from the Sunset Trailhead/Parking Lot on far west side of the refuge, hike west out of the parking lot a few hundred feet to the trailhead that heads into a well-developed trail through the trees. This is different than the Elk Mountain trail which heads south from the parking lot. Hike ...
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    • Clarksville, Tennessee

      Climb at Kings Bluff

      4.0
      Owned and maintained by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Kings Bluff hosts a wide variety of established routes ranging from 5.3 to 5.13 in difficulty. To access this climbing area, you must know the gate combination. Upon arrival, you'll see a gate nestled between a couple businesses. Enter ...
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    • Elizabethton, Tennessee

      Climb at Blue Hole Falls

      3.7
      0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
      From TN 91, turn onto Panhandle Road. Follow Panhandle for 1 mile and park in the parking lot to the left.  Waterfall Follow the path to your right downwards until you encounter wooden stairs. The main waterfall will be to your right less than .1 mile from the parking lot. There are two other wat...
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    • Springville, Utah

      Rappel the Red Ledges

      4.0
      1 mi / 180 ft gain
      This is a sweet spot to go rappelling near Spanish Fork, UT.  It's located at the Red Ledges in Diamond Fork Canyon.  There is a picnic area, grill and restrooms near the base. The unique formations are beautiful to hike around and fun to rappel down.  The hike is pretty short, but steep.  We did...
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    • Yosemite Valley, California

      El Capitan Trail

      5.0
      14.68 mi / 5052 ft gain
      Start on the Yosemite Falls trailhead and work your way up. Yosemite Falls can be anywhere from a huge flow to a slow trickle depending on the time of year. Hiking boots are absolutely necessary and hiking poles are a huge benefit. Say hello to rock climbers at the top as they finish their El Cap...
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    • Indiahoma, Oklahoma

      Hike to the Lower Rock Rooms via Charon's Garden Trail

      3 mi / 100 ft gain
      This hike can be difficult for a dog. There is one area where crossing the boulders can be dangerous. Use caution and turn around if you're not comfortable taking kids or pets over the some of the boulder jumps. They are easy but there is a drop between some of the boulders. Start from the Sunset...
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    • Bartlett, New Hampshire

      Hike Cathedral Ledge

      4.0
      3.4 mi / 722 ft gain
      During spring, summer and fall there is a road that allows you to drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge. In winter the road is closed off to vehicles so reaching the top requires a 1.7 mile hike. Once at the top, there is a fenced in lookout with a 180 degree view of North Conway and the surroundin...
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    • Park City, Utah

      Hike Fantasy Ridge to Desolation Peak from Canyons Village

      5.0
      6.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
      The easiest way to start this hiking only trail is to jump on the Red Pine Gondola at the Canyons Village of Park City Mountain Resort. If you have an Epic Pass, the lift is free. Otherwise, you'll need to buy a ticket to ride to the base of Red Pine Lodge.  From the base of Red Pine Lodge (8,000...
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    • Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

      Wilburn Ridge and Massie Gap Loop

      5.0
      2.32 mi / 318 ft gain
      To reach the trail head, park in the Massie Gap Parking Lot.  This is the parking lot for most of the trails in the park, so it can fill up very quickly, but you are able to park along the side of the road.  Massie Gap as two parking areas: one intended for overnight hikers and one for day hikers...
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    • Post Falls, Idaho

      Rock Climbing at Post Falls

      4.5
      From the parking lot on the far west side of Q'emiln Park, you will see a well established trail heading west. Follow the trail for just a few minutes to reach a rock climbing heaven, with many different boulders and walls. There is plenty of rock to go around, and this is a nice place for people...
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    • St. George, Utah

      Running Chuckwalla

      5.0
      The Chuckwalla Trailhead is part of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and provides beautiful and easy to to access running, mountain biking and climbing right outside of St. George Utah.To access the trailhead follow Bluff St. north toward Dameron Valley. Continue straight through the light at Snow C...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Rock Climb Supremacy Rock in Eldorado Canyon

      5.0
      This is a great spot for beginner climbers, as long as you have an experienced climber with you to anchor the top rope and belay you. It is in a beautiful state park, Eldorado Canyon, in Boulder, Colorado. This canyon is famous for rock climbing and attracts climbers from around the country. Many...
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    • Malibu, California

      Rock Climb at Point Dume

      4.0
      There are a couple of different ways to get to the rock, but the easiest will be at the end of Westward Beach Rd. The rock is impossible to miss as you drive further down the beach. Once parked, which I believe you have to pay for beyond a certain point, it's a short walk out on the sand to the b...
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