The Top 10 Rock Climbing Destinations in Europe

Dolomites, Italy

It's impossible to find a list of Europe's top climbing without the Dolomites, maybe because their vistas are unmatched. Beginners and casual climbers may spend an afternoon to a month on sport and top rope climbs.

Innsbruk, Austria

It has the Kletterzentrum Climbing Facility, the Alles Klettersteig climbing school, and various budget climber-friendly motels. Sport, multi-pitch, and bouldering are all available in Innsbruck.

Kalymnos, Greece

Greece offers amazing climbing on its 200+ islands and mainland. If you can't stop in various places, remain on Kalymnos. You may fly from Athens or take a boat from Kos.

Les Calanques, France

The South of France is known for luxury, but Les Calanques, a rugged chain of mountains and ridges encircling Parc National des Calanques, are perfect for rock climbing.

Osp, Slovenia

If northern Italy offers great rock climbing, shouldn't its neighboring nations be worth visiting? Yes, particularly if you can visit Slovenia. Osp, Slovenia's most famous climbing city, situated east of Venice over the border.

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Despite their remoteness, the Lofoten Islands draw many climbers due to their excellent climbing. The journey from Oslo takes several hours, but you'll find an outdoor wonderland with climbing routes over beautiful towers and big granite cliffs.

Corsica, France

Corsica offers a range of climbing methods and rock types in one easy-to-navigate locale. Corsica, a French island off Rome's coast, provides rock climbing and bouldering in numerous regions.

Valais, Switzerland

Valais is one of Switzerland's biggest cantons and home to Zermatt and the Matterhorn, bucket-list locations. Since it's in the Alps, climbers know it for its rough rock faces and slabs.

Tenerife, Spain

 Climbing House and El Ocho Climbing School are two of many venues to rent and learn in Tenerife. Arico is the island's most popular climbing area, however Teide National Park has a dormant volcano.

Rjukan, Norway

Rjukan, 2.5 hours west of Oslo, is a top ice-climbing location. Ice is usually dangerous to climb, but Rjukan has thick, cold ice. The region's around 190 ice waterfalls are climbable from December to March.

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