4 Rock Climbing Destinations to Check Out in the Future

November 14, 2018

Climbers like the fall because the heat and humidity are gone. What’s more, the great rock climbing destinations in the United States usually come with great views as the leaves change color.

top destinations for climbers

While the trees are still colorful and the weather is still decent, here are some classic climbing areas around the U.S. you’ll want to visit this fall.

Rock Climbing Destinations: 

  • Castle Rock, Colorado

Also known as Boulder Canyon, Castle Rock is a 250-foot-tall granite rock. This rock has been drawing more and more climbers since the 1950s. Climbers can not only climb the large rock, but there are also bouldering opportunities on Castle Rock and other nearby areas. Castle Rock is also known for its incredible fall scenery with changing foliage and polished stone above the river.

  • Boone, North Carolina

Boone is home to a supportive community of climbers and an incredible rock climbing experience. The stone in the area is great for bouldering or climbing. In addition, the fall foliage in the northwest corner of the state makes for a great autumn trip.

  • Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont

If there’s one place you want to visit during the fall, it’s Vermont. With acres of gorgeous trees, there isn’t anywhere you won’t see a beautiful autumn scene. Paired with the steep walls and jagged blocks of Mount Mansfield, and you have a rock climbing experience you’ll never forget.

  • Yosemite Valley, California

Yosemite Valley may not have the fall foliage of Vermont, but it does have great temperatures during the fall that rock climbers will be thrilled by. El Captain is a destination site to truly test your skills, and Midnight Lightning is a top bouldering destination.

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