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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

    • Crescent, Oregon

      Base of Mt. Thielsen via Mt. Thielsen Trail

      4.7
      7.26 mi / 1926 ft gain
      The Trail begins at Mt. Thielsen Trailhead/Sno Park and takes you up through a vast forest of pines. As you ascend, Diamond Lake will slowly start to peak through. Continue straight at mile marker 1.6 and keep an eye out for Mt. Thielsen ahead. Just before entering Mount Thielsen Wilderness aroun...
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    • Bellvue, Colorado

      Climb Greyrock Mountain

      5.0
      7.1 mi / 3000 ft gain
      The main trail begins at the Cache La Poudre river on the Poudre Canyon Highway about 30 minutes from Fort Collins. After about .75 miles the trail splits. To go left on Greyrock Meadows trail adds 2 miles to your trip and provides excellent views of Greyrock Mountain and Meadows from the south, ...
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    • Escalante, Utah

      Explore Devils Garden

      4.4
      This is a great area that the whole family can enjoy. It is located about 15 miles down the hole-in-the-rock road south of Escalante, Utah. There is a sign marking the turn-off. In the parking lot there is a restroom and a picnic area.You're free to walk among the hoodoos and even on them in some...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Camp at Ryan Campground in Joshua Tree NP

      5.0
      The Ryan Campground is but one of many beautiful campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park. It is located just south of the Hidden Valley use area. There are 31 sites as well as a horse camp. This campground does not have water, but does have pit toilets.For weekend trips into Joshua Tree, it is o...
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    • Carbon County, Wyoming

      Hike to the Summit of Medicine Bow Peak

      4.4
      1.6 mi
      Medicine Bow Peak (12,014ft) is the highest summit in the Snowy Range of Wyoming. There is a network of quality alpine trails leading around the mountain and up to the summit. Stop in at the Visitor Center in Centennial for a free map of the area and pick your route. Options exist from a direct 1...
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    • Dripping Springs, Texas

      Sport Climbing at Milton Reimer's Ranch

      5.0
      Milton Reimer's Ranch is a limestone sport-climbing crag in Dripping Springs, Texas near Austin, Texas with hundreds of routes. The park is divided into two main sections--Reimer's and North Shore, each with their own parking lot. Approaches are quite easy and well marked. The original Reimer's a...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Black Lake Trail

      5.0
      9.17 mi / 1400 ft gain
      The Black lake hike begins at the very popular Glacier Gorge trailhead along Bear Lake road in Rocky Mountain National Park. During the summer and weekends, the park shuttle may be the best parking option as the lot is often full by 7am and can be difficult to find a spot throughout the day. Fr...
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    • Torrey, Utah

      Grand Wash Trail, Capitol Reef National Park

      4.3
      7.09 mi / 1644 ft gain
      The Grand Wash is a canyon in Capitol Reef National Park featuring several-hundred-foot-tall sandstone walls. The canyon walls are, for the most part, widely spaced, except for a half mile long section of scenic "narrows". Hike to nearby Cassidy Arch if you have extra time. Beware of potentiall...
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    • Sequatchie, Tennessee

      Climb Gravity Boots and After Burner

      Foster Falls State Park is a sport climber's paradise, with most climbs tailored to advanced and expert climbers. Gravity Boots and After Burner are two climbs found on the Rocket Slab which is a standalone piece of rock to the left of the Sanford Wall. Both climbs run about 40'-50' and are bol...
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    • Larimer County, Colorado

      Lake Haiyaha

      5.0
      3.64 mi / 800 ft gain
      Begin the hike at the Bear Lake trailhead, this will be the same for any season you chose to hike to the lake. From the Bear Lake trailhead follow the Dream Lake trail for ~1.05 miles to just before Dream Lake itself. The trail is very easy to follow up to this point in all seasons. In winter the...
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    • Hoodsport, Washington

      Climb Mt. Washington

      3.5
      Follow the driving directions, pass the upper Mt Eleanor parking area and continue until the road dead-ends due to a landslide. Try to leave room for cars to turn around when you park.Follow the trail which starts just near the lake boulder near the parking area. The trail through the lower slope...
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    • Altadena, California

      Millard Falls

      3.0
      1.27 mi / 289 ft gain
      To get to the trail, park at the Millard Campground Trailhead parking lot, where you'll find plenty of parking. Follow the trail that leads away from the lot and past the Millard Campground. If necessary, you'll find bathrooms at the campground. Follow signs for Millard Falls as the trail veers r...
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    • Jordan Valley, Oregon

      Timber Gulch Trail

      4.0
      1.1 mi / 400 ft gain
      Leslie Gulch, a canyon on the border of Oregon and Idaho, is full of almost surreal rock formations made up of tuff from volcanic eruptions 15 million years ago.To walk around in these canyons is like being transported into another world. Timber Gulch, one of many hikes located in Leslie Gulch, i...
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    • Idaho Springs, Colorado

      Bierstadt, Evans, and The Sawtooth Loop

      4.5
      9.76 mi / 3438 ft gain
      Starting from the oddly poorly marked Guanella Pass Trailhead (Google maps directions to Guanella Campground and then drive about two miles past it to the south), the trail heads southeast toward Bierstadt, and much of your route to the first summit is visible from the parking lot. The trail to ...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Rock Climb Locomotion in Joshua Tree National Park

      5.0
      Locomotion is a great spot to set up for the day and enjoy the world class climbing that Joshua Tree has to offer. Camp at the nearby and coveted Hidden Valley Campground and you'll be within walking distance to Locomotion and a dozen other quality climbing spots. Joshua Tree really is a camping/...
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    • 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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