10 Best National Parks for Rock Climbing


9. Zion National Park, Utah

Unlike many rock climbing areas that contain harder rock faces, the relatively soft sandstone contained within Zion National Park in Utah requires advanced climbing skills and appropriate technical equipment to navigate its rock faces. Visitor centers located within the park provide useful climbing information. When Peregrine falcons are nesting, many areas within the park are closed for climbing. Overnight climbs require a permit.

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