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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.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 18.1 miles from here

15,666 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2143],['3 Stars',5198],['2 Stars',4650],['1 Star',2096],['Bomb',150]
['<=5.6',1216],['5.7',762],['5.8',1155],['5.9',1569],['5.10',4412],['5.11',2443],['5.12',1331],['5.13',328],['>=5.14',42],['',0],['<=V1',348],['V2-3',834],['V4-5',403],['V6-7',216],['V8-9',123],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',47],['>=V14',0]

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 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, 1500'   The Bugaboos : Pigeon Spire
Northwest Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c X     Trad, Alpine, 2400'   Selkirk Mountains : Mount Sir Donald
North East Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500'   The Bugaboos : Bugaboo Spire
Klahanie Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Squamish : Shannon Falls
Skywalker   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 300'   Squamish : Shannon Falls
Diedre   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches   The Chief : The Apron
Penny Lane   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Smoke Bluffs : Penny Lane
Rock On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   The Chief : The Apron
Flying Circus   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Smoke Bluffs : Neat and Cool
McTech Arete   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   The Bugaboos : Crescent Spire
Angel's Crest   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 13 pitches   The Chief : The Sheriff's Badge
Beckey-Chouinard   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   Howser Towers : South Howser Tower
Exasperator   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   The Chief : Grand Wall Base Area
Space Boyz   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 11 pitches, 1000'   El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall)
The Grand Wall   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0     Trad, Aid, 9 pitches, 1000'   The Chief : Grand Wall Area
Sunshine Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 900'   The Bugaboos : Snowpatch Spire
Southeast Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2000'   The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Lotus Flower Tower
Crime Of The Century   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   The Smoke Bluffs : Penny Lane
Time Wave Zero   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 23 pitches, 2300'   El Potrero Chico : Time Wave Buttress
El Sendero Luminoso   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 15 pitches, 1750'   El Toro (The Bull) aka Fron... : Sendero Luminoso Wall
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Featured Route For International
Adriane at the start of Wake and Bake.

Wake and Bake 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Asia : Thailand : ... : Dum's Kitchen
Fun steep double overhanging dihedral with a finger crack in the back. Start up making steep moves on jugs and underclings. Continue up the dihedral, making all kinds of cool stemming moves and finding some interesting rests. Crank out the laybacking top section and rest on the ledge. Rest up and make a few more tricky 11-? moves to the anchors.First ascent was originally on trad gear and later retroed by accident. Also might be a bit soft for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of International Slideshow Add Photo
Coming up to the Mittellegi hut from the Eismeer g...
Coming up to the Mittellegi hut from the Eismeer g...
Sunset over the rock towers of the Baltoro Mustagh...
Sunset over the rock towers of the Baltoro Mustagh...
Unnamed Unclimbed rock towers in the Karakoram Ran...
Unnamed Unclimbed rock towers in the Karakoram Ran...
The Nameless Tower (19,000 feet) , Trango Group, K...
The Nameless Tower (19,000 feet) , Trango Group, K...
Monbracco Italy
Monbracco Italy
Madagascar.  Pitch 5 of Pectorine on Lemur Wall wi...
Madagascar. Pitch 5 of Pectorine on Lemur Wall wi...
iran_khorasan_mashhad_andorokhValley
iran_khorasan_mashhad_andorokhValley
Top out at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Top out at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Thailand Tonsi Tower on Phi Phi Island
Thailand Tonsi Tower on Phi Phi Island
Romania- Brasov- the training rock above the city.
Romania- Brasov- the training rock above the city.
Gorge du Verdon, France, photo: Bob Horan Collecti...
Gorge du Verdon, France, photo: Bob Horan Collecti...
Finale Ligure: Sector "silenzio" 7b
Finale Ligure: Sector "silenzio" 7b

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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...
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