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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

    • Malibu, California

      Rock Climb at Point Dume

      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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    • Leadville, Colorado

      Mounts Democrat, Lincoln, Cameron and Bross (CLOSED)

      8 mi / 3500 ft gain
      NOTE: As of March 2023, access to parts of this loop that are on private property (including Mt. Democrat & Mt. Lincoln) are closed to the public indefinitely. (Source) Find your way to the Kite Lake trailhead near Alma, Colorado. The road up to the trailhead is suitable for most vehicles, i...
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    • Deming, Washington

      Climb Mt. Shuksan via The Fisher Chimneys

      Out of all of the ruggedly beautiful, non-volcanic mountains in the Pacific Northwest, Mt. Shuksan is the center piece. Rising to a height of 9,131 feet, Mt. Shuksan is one of the most photographed mountains in the world with its jagged ridges, hanging glaciers, steep rocky faces and ease of acce...
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    • Bridgeport, California

      Climb Matterhorn Peak via the East Couloir

      10 mi / 6000 ft gain
      Matterhorn Peak in the northeastern Yosemite Wilderness is an SPS Emblem Peak and many regard it as the beginning of the High Sierra, as there are no peaks higher to the north in the Sierra Nevada.There are many routes to the summit, but the shortest and most direct (though not easiest) begins at...
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    • Mount Desert, Maine

      Camp at Mount Desert Campground on Somes Sound

      Being in the center of Mt. Desert Island, you are just a quick drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.This campground offers waterfront and off-waterfront sites.  The waterfront is right along Somes Sound and offers amazing views at anytime of the day.  We went during off season (no reserva...
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    • Forks, Washington

      Climb Mount Olympus, Olympic NP

      45 mi / 8000 ft gain
      Getting to the summit is no easy task.  The approach is long, you must cross a glacier, and once you are to the summit block the easiest way up is on loose 4th class rock, however a short pitch of 5.4 rock is recommended instead. Getting there On your way to the trail-head you will need to stop a...
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    • Colton, Washington

      Rock Climbing at Granite Point

      Right off the Wawawai River Road, Granite Point is an incredibly accessible climbing spot for those in the Pullman, Washington or Moscow, Idaho area. A mere minute hike from the car to the climbing spot makes it very easy to bring all of your gear. Hiking from the bottom of the rock to the top, t...
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    • Moab, Utah

      Climbing Moses in Canyonlands

      Moses offers some fantastic crack climbing. It is in the Island in the Sky area near the Taylor Canyon Campsite. The climbing is difficult but the rock is a really solid wingate sandstone. With one of the best summits in the world, this tower isn't one to miss.To get more information on the route...
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    • Fredericksburg, Texas

      Turkey Peak via Turkey Pass Trail

      1.19 mi / 184 ft gain
      There isn't an official trail to Turkey Peak, but it is one of the best views in the park. This is no easy climb, so be prepared to be sweating! From the parking lot head towards the Gazebo. From there begins the Summit Trail that leads to the top of Enchanted Rock, but you want to stay right, t...
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    • North Bend, Washington

      Sport Climbing at Exit 38, Deception Crags Area

      Sport Climbing at Exit 38, the Deception Crags Area, is an amazing area to climb within 1/2 hour drive of downtown Seattle. It is an amazing resource for climbers living in Seattle, as during the spring, summer, and fall, it can be reached quickly afterwork, with minimal traffic.There are 5 disti...
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    • Richmond, Utah

      Hike Mt. Magog

      5 mi / 1702 ft gain
      Mt. Magog is one of the most visually striking mountains in the Bear River range. With its very rocky peak being visible from Tony Grove, it is often photographed, but rarely ever hiked. It is rarely hiked because there is not actually an official trail that goes to the summit. This makes the hik...
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    • Buford, Wyoming

      Turtle Rock Trail

      2.77 mi / 292 ft gain
      Starting at the trailhead near the parking lot, the trail starts off relatively paved and moves close to the base of Turtle Rock, a large outcrop of Sherman Granite that has stood the test of time from the creation of the Rocky Mountains. Following the trail to the left at the loop intersection,...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Rock Climb at Gus Fruh

      0.5 mi / 50 ft gain
      NOTICE:For this activity it is necessary to have someone with lead climbing and belaying expertise. There is a wide range of difficulties on the routes. A guide that has climbed at this wall before is recommended. GETTING THERE:You can enter Gus Fruh from a couple of different points starting in ...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Climb the Praying Monk

      0.5 mi
      Park at the Echo Canyon Parking Area.From the trailhead, hike up Echo trail until your reach the saddle.  At the saddle, you will turn south and start taking the climbers trail to the headwall, which is just past the sign that says "caution, active bee area."  Once you reach the headwall, there a...
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    • Foster, Oregon

      Bouldering on the Siren

      This boulder is to the right of Garden Variety...if you know then you know.An excellent problem with a lot of movement. Works up the stand alone prow near Garden Variety. Start low and heal out right on a good ledge. From there work up to the inverted V pinch and left to the arete. From there it ...
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    • Durango, Colorado

      Climb Fuller Peak

      Begin by hiking the Ice Lakes Trail for 3.5 miles, which will take you to Ice Lake. From here, you can identify the obvious, delta-shaped mountain to climber's left, known as Fuller Peak (13,761ft). Hike cross country, directly toward the base of the North Ridge (right skyline), walking past Full...
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