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Description 

There's a whole world of climbing out there - literally!


Getting There 

It doesn't matter where you're headed - you'll need either a credit card or frequent flier mileage. Purchase your ticket, do the research, and embark on your own international climbing adventure.


Organization 

The International Area is sub-divided into Continents, then Countries, then crags. Some Countries are further sub-divided into states or provinces. According to my third grade teacher, islands are technically not part of any continent, but on Mountain Project, islands will be organized under the nearest Continent. So the Carribean Islands are located under "North America", while the British Isles & Iceland are located under "Europe". Pacific Islands such as New Zealand & Indonesia will be found under "Australia", whereas Japan will be under "Asia".

Middle Eastern countries such as Israel & Jordan are included in Asia. Turkey is included under Europe.


11,314 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for International:
West Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, 1500'   The Bugaboos : Pigeon Spire
Northwest Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c X     Trad, Alpine, 2400'   Selkirk Mountains : Mount Sir Donald
North East Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500'   The Bugaboos : Bugaboo Spire
Klahanie Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Squamish : Shannon Falls
Diedre   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches   The Chief : The Apron
Skywalker   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 300'   Squamish : Shannon Falls
Mittellegi Ridge 5b   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A0     Aid, Alpine, 2000'   Switzerland : Eiger
Penny Lane   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Smoke Bluffs : Penny Lane
Flying Circus   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Smoke Bluffs : Neat and Cool
Rock On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   The Chief : The Apron
McTech Arete   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   The Bugaboos : Crescent Spire
Angel's Crest   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 13 pitches   The Chief : The Sheriff's Badge
Beckey-Chouinard   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   Howser Towers : South Howser Tower
Exasperator   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   The Chief : Grand Wall Base Area
Space Boyz   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 11 pitches, 1000'   El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall)
The Grand Wall   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c A0     Trad, Aid, 9 pitches, 1000'   The Chief : Grand Wall Area
Sunshine Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 900'   The Bugaboos : Snowpatch Spire
Southeast Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2000'   The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Lotus Flower Tower
Crime Of The Century   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   The Smoke Bluffs : Penny Lane
Time Wave Zero   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 23 pitches, 2300'   El Potrero Chico : Time Wave Buttress
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Featured Route For International
A student rappeling off the top of Taley.

Taley 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a  Asia : India : Shey Rock
This is the route that ascends the face just to the left of the painted #7. A great pitch but harder than it looks. The crux is getting from the slab up into the first crack, and then from that face, over the roof, into the next crack. Well bolted at both curxes. A fun outing is to link this pitch with Leh'd Back which is above and to the left of this route....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of International Slideshow Add Photo
Sunset over the rock towers of the Baltoro Mustagh. Karakoram, Himalaya of Pakistan.
Sunset over the rock towers of the Baltoro Mustagh...
Coming up to the Mittellegi hut from the Eismeer glacier on the Eiger.  Easy but run-out.
Coming up to the Mittellegi hut from the Eismeer g...
Unnamed Unclimbed rock towers in the Karakoram Range, northern Pakistan
Unnamed Unclimbed rock towers in the Karakoram Ran...
The Nameless Tower (19,000 feet) , Trango Group, Karakoram Himalaya, Pakistan.
The Nameless Tower (19,000 feet) , Trango Group, K...
Madagascar.  Pitch 5 of Pectorine on Lemur Wall with the beautiful Karambony Pillar in the background.
Madagascar. Pitch 5 of Pectorine on Lemur Wall wi...
Top out at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Top out at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Finale Ligure: Sector "silenzio" 7b
Finale Ligure: Sector "silenzio" 7b
Thailand Tonsi Tower on Phi Phi Island
Thailand Tonsi Tower on Phi Phi Island
Gorge du Verdon, France, photo: Bob Horan Collection
Gorge du Verdon, France, photo: Bob Horan Collecti...
iran_khorasan_mashhad_andorokhValley <br />
iran_khorasan_mashhad_andorokhValley
Romania- Brasov- the training rock above the city.
Romania- Brasov- the training rock above the city.
Monbracco Italy
Monbracco Italy
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By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Dec 7, 2007

Looks like some of the international areas might need some re-org eventually (that is, hopefully, as more info gets added).. I mean as far as being in a Country/State/Area/Mountain/Crag format like the rest.

For example, 'Rio de Janeiro-Urca", a general area in the city of Rio, then state of Rio, then country of Brazil; shouldn't be under the same heading as the whole country of "Argentina".

Thanks much

By Dra-go-nee
Aug 28, 2008

Well, start puttin some work into it.. This is community web site, ran and maintened by members. If you got sweet info on swizzy, post it up

By Ryan Flynn
From: Maple Valley, WA
Jun 8, 2009

Canada seems like they could have their own section outside of "International." Just an idea...