10 Best National Parks for Rock Climbing


10. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Easily accessible with high-quality rock, Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming contains some of the nation’s best rock climbing areas. As a result, rock climbing is extremely popular among relative amateurs and advanced climbers alike. Jenny Lake Ranger Station provides useful rock climbing information and equipment from June to mid-September. Moose Visitor Center provides information during the rest of the year.

Many national parks, including Yosemite and Zion are protected wilderness areas that feature sensitive wildlife preserves and which house delicate ecosystems. Because of this, rock climbers, along with other visitors to the park, must exercise respect for the environment in order to inflict the least possible amount of harm. Climbers should bolt only when necessary and repair bolted areas with stone-colored webbing.