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10 Top Rock Climbing sites of the World

Rock climbing has its perils but it can be endlessly thrilling at the same time as it takes you to the most awesome natural spots of the world. However, you normally do not undertake this adventure activity without taking some self-protective measures. If you aspire to test your fortitude and reach somewhere near that mark, you must start by knowing the most desirable rock climbing mountains of the world more closely.

 

So I have compiled some of the best rock climbing sites of the world. I hope you will like it.

Meteora, Greece

The name of this elevated region sums up to “suspended rock”. Located between the Peneios River and Pindus Mountains, these monasteries have a spectacular series of natural sandstone rock pillars in their background.

Dead Horse Point

You must have seen this magnificent rocky peak in the opening scene of the movie Mission Impossible where Tom Cruise is shown climbing it. Situated next to the Colorado River this mountain has some of the most interesting topographical features.

Spider Rock

This is an amazing tall red sandstone monolith found in the National Park of Arizona. It derives its name from the Navajo legend of the Spider Woman who supposedly made it her home. She is given the position of a savior and revered by the Dine as a deity.

Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock was formed by a volcanic eruption that dates back to 30 million years and now remains as a matchless basalt exhibit of the central feeder pipe of a volcano. Rock climbers making it to the top can see a series of volcanic vents and small pinnacles specking the main peak.

Las Torres de Vajolet, Italian Alps

It is best not to judge this peak by its gross photographs but to see it yourself to dispel all doubts about its beauty. The Delago arête route remains the most convenient climbing route to score this mountain.

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California

Situated in the northern side of Yosemite National Park, this 900 m granite monolith
has baffled cliff climbers of the world. Its altitude is not as challenging as is its vertical ascent. It is said that the constituting granite of this cliff is over 100 million years old and has almost no joints.

Mount Roraima

It is situated in the Canaima National Park of Venezuela and is one of the most ancient geological formations you will find. Sir Everard im Thurn was the first to climb this steep plateau in 1884.

Bugaboo Spire, Columbia-Kootenay, Canada

This is one of the famous Alpine rock climbing spots of Canada. The word Bugaboo means ‘an object of obsessive, usually exaggerated fear or anxiety.

Las Torres, Patagonia

You will find the Torres del Paine National Park of Chile full of the natural wonders like mountains, glaciers, rivers and lakes that makes it a spot of tourist interest. The climbers certainly enjoy the sight of the myriad interlacing valleys that separate the various granite spires and mountains of the massif.

Nameless Tower

This is the other name of the majestic Trango Towers located on the Baltoro Glacier in Baltistan, Northern Pakistan. Its large size and vast ridgeline expanding up to 1000 m has fascinated rock climbers over years. You will find 8 separate climb routes to its peak, among which the Eternal Flame remains a favorite daring one’s.

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