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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Places to climb


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Following on from the previous post, here's a rough compilation of everywhere I've climbed worldwide as much as I can remember - there's a few other smaller, more esoteric spots that I can't remember names of. I honestly cannot recommend enough going to see different places to climb and travel. Not only is the rock different and amazing in every location, but the more exotic destinations are a true life experience! If you ever want to appreciate how easy we have it here in Europe, make sure to get to Asia and spend some time off the beaten track..........


The point of this list is that if anyone wants info, contact me and I'll help you out with any info I can get.....

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Country List
Ireland, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Norway, USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, India, Nepal.

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Breakdown by Country
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Ireland - Dalkey quarry (trad), Glendalough (trad, bouldering), Glenmacnass (bouldering), Luggala (trad), Doolin Boulders (bouldering), Ailladie (trad), Fair Head (trad), Muckross (trad), Gola Island (trad), other miscellaneous locations.

UK - Dinbren (sport), Llanberis (trad, bouldering), Llandudno - Parseilla's and LPT (sport, bouldering), Portland (sport), Pembroke (trad), Peak District - general description! (trad, sport, bouldering), Fort William (mountaineering)

France - Fontainebleau (bouldering), Ceuse (sport), Grenoble (sport), Verdon (sport), Chamonix (sport, mountaineering), Annot (bouldering), Gorge du Tarn (sport), Orpierre (sport), L'Argentiere la Besse (ice climbing, sport), Aillfroide (bouldering)

Italy - Finale (sport), Sardinia (sport)

Switzerland - Cresciano (bouldering), Chironico (bouldering), Lenn (sport)

Spain - Siurana (sport), Monstant (sport), Margalef (sport), Montserrat (sport), Riglos (sport), Rodellar (sport), El Chorro (sport), Costa Blanca - general description (sport), Alquezar (sport)

Germany - Frankenjura (sport)

Turkey - Antalya (sport)

Norway - Rjukan (ice climbing)

USA - Rifle (sport), crags around Carbondale (sport), Mill Creek (sport), Indian Creek (trad), Salt Lake City (indoor only due to winter conditions), Rocky Mountain National Park (trad), Red Rocks (sport)

Australia - Blue Mountains (sport), Arapiles (trad, sport), Grampians (sport), Nowra (sport)

New Zealand - Queenstown (sport, bouldering), Fjordlands (sport, trad), Castlehill (bouldering), Paynes Forde (sport), crags on west coast that forgotten name of.

China - Yangshuo (sport)

Thailand - Ton Sai (sport), Chiang Mai (sport)

India - Hampi (bouldering), Badami (sport)

Nepal - trekking