Best Cities in the World to Go Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is one of the most thrilling extreme sports, and contrary to the popular belief, even those who are new to the sport can enjoy it in a safe way. There are extremely dangerous locations out there that are more for the true hard-core climbers, but beginners can also enjoy this sport by choosing easier routes and relying on additional safety equipment. Without further ado, here are some of the most popular cities for rock climbing.

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is the eighth biggest city in Turkey and a place that is famous for its soccer team, Antalyaspor. Watching the local team play is an amazing experience, but before you go to a game, you can visit online betting sites and win some extra money. Alternatively, you can hitch a bus ride to Cieyikbayiri, the region’s best rock climbing area with an abundance of climbing routes.

Bend, Oregon

Oregon is famous for its art and food scene, and if you are interested in tasting some of the best brews in America, the famous local beer trail could be for you. Those who would rather rock climb can always just follow their passion in Smith Rock State Park, the local climbing area. This location is known for its versatility, as beginners and advanced climbers can all find rock walls suited for their respective skill level.

Squamish, British Columbia

Whether you want to fish, hike, bike, or climb, Squamish has you covered. All the locations for these activities are very close to the city, which itself is an excellent place to eat and drink. The local pub is famous for its brews and the service couldn’t be better. There are several climbing and bouldering locations in the region that can be reached with a short walk or a swift drive. This rock climbing area is a popular spot for those who like advantages of city living and at the same time enjoy nature activities.

Acadia National Park, Hancock, Maine

For those who enjoy the challenges that crisp granite walls can provide, the Acadia National Park can be the ideal destination. The region provides a classic seaside experience with the cold, shaded waters of the Atlantic Ocean swirling under you. It is a truly mesmerizing location, which is why it’s not surprising that it’s on the bucket list of most rock climbers.

Grand Teton National Park

Located in Jackson, Wyoming, the Grand Teton National Park is arguably the most impressive alpine climbing location in the United States, and maybe the world. There is a reason why the region is called the “American Alps”, providing a very similar climbing experience to its European counterpart. During the winter, the region is an excellent skiing destination, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art is a must-see visual experience.

 Sydney, Australia

The list couldn’t be complete without a metropolis on it, and Sydney was the obvious choice considering that it was selected as one of the top three rock climbing locations in the world. Whether you target Point Perpendicular, the Blue Mountains, Berowra or the Tunks Park, you get an amazing climbing experience. Not all of these places can accommodate a beginner, but with so many climbing locations in the vicinity, climbers of all skill levels should be able to find their challenge. When you want to take a break from climbing, you can watch one of the six local rugby teams play, enjoy amazing shows and concerts at the famous Sydney Opera, or visit one of the largest zoos in the world.