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Areas in Europe

Albania 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Austria 1 / 21 / 5 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 30
Belgium 2 / 22 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 22
Bulgaria 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Croatia 1 / 163 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 168
Cyprus 1 / 31 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Czech Republic 4 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Denmark 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Faroe Islands 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
France 43 / 370 / 20 / 311 / 14 / 4 / 7 / 50 / 738
Germany 219 / 1484 / 25 / 45 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 8 / 1711
Gibraltar 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Greece 12 / 816 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 825
Hungary 55 / 134 / 95 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 189
Iceland 5 / 42 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 50
Ireland 15 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Italy 162 / 422 / 22 / 1 / 9 / 10 / 1 / 105 / 593
Lichtenstein 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Luxembourg 0 / 66 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 66
Macedonia 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Malta 0 / 14 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Montenegro 2 / 25 / 1 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 34
Northern Ireland 6 / 0 / 4 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Norway 142 / 94 / 34 / 2 / 54 / 18 / 26 / 8 / 276
Poland 10 / 46 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 56
Portugal 0 / 32 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
Romania 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Russia 7 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 12 / 13
Slovakia 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 6
Slovenia 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Spain 57 / 1848 / 11 / 13 / 0 / 13 / 1 / 8 / 1917
Sweden 92 / 9 / 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 103
Switzerland 59 / 308 / 1 / 20 / 18 / 5 / 8 / 44 / 374
Turkey 4 / 367 / 4 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 374
Ukraine 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
United Kingdom 981 / 103 / 250 / 275 / 12 / 4 / 3 / 7 / 1568
Elevation: 1,427 ft
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Description

The birthplace of our beloved pastime, the European continent is home to the world's most legendary & historic climbing venues. The Continent offers world-class destinations for all types of climbers, and many lifetimes of cultural activities to fill those pesky rest-days. Boulderers will enjoy the slopey sandstone of Fontainebleau, or the granite of Switzerland, Alpinists & Mountaineers the glaciated peaks & ice-covered walls of The Alps. Big wall climbers can enjoy the Dolomites of northern Italy, the granite cracks of Chamonix, or the sculpted limestone of
Verdon Gorge. . Trad climbers will be hard-pressed to find more stringent ethics or more impressive summits than those of the Elbsandstein or the Czech Republic. Vacationing sport climbers have an unlimited supply of top-notch limestone at their fingertips, be it the long gentle overhangs of Ceuse, the burly bulges of Frankenjura, or the confounding stalagtites of Kalymnos. The new generation of 'psycobloc' enthusiasts can test their mettle on the seacliffs of Croatia & Mallorca.

Getting There

Travel to Europe is simple but expensive. Most European airports are easy to navigate, with most signs printed in English as well as the native language. In most countries, some knowledge of the language is helpful, but usually a simple phrasebook & good grunting skills will suffice. A rental car will be beneficial for most trips to Europe. Many US rental companies operate in Europe, but are relatively expensive. Consider using a local provider to save a few Euros.

Travel Information

A valid passport is absolutely mandatory for all foreign travel from the US. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here.

Virtually all European countries are party to the "Schengen Agreement", which means a visa is not required for stays of 90 days or less. To ensure your trip goes smoothly, visit the US State Department's Country Specific Page at the early planning stage, for precise info regarding visas, vaccinations, or any other requirements.

Most European countries are part of the European Union, and use the Euro for currency. Current exchange rates can be found here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Europe

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow
 38
Cosmiques Arête
Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Voie Frison-Roche
Sport 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 57
Monahiki Elia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 32
Thetis
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Wild Sex
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Carpe Diem
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 25
Vestpillaren
Trad 12 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 37
Remember Wadi Rum
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Frapagalo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Dafni
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 58
DNA
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 22
Kastor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 19
Ricounet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 25
Ivi
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cosmiques Arête France > … > Mont Blanc Range > Vallée Blanche Basin
 38
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet France > … > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Voie Frison-Roche France > … > Aiguilles Rouges > Le Brévent
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Monahiki Elia Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 57
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Thetis Greece > Kalymnos > Arhi
 32
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Wild Sex Greece > … > Arginonta > Infrared Wall
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Carpe Diem Greece > Kalymnos > Panorama
 36
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Vestpillaren Norway > Lofoten > Presten
 25
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
Remember Wadi Rum Greece > … > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 37
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Frapagalo Greece > Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dafni Greece > … > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
DNA Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 58
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Kastor Greece > Kalymnos > Arhi
 22
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ricounet Greece > Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ivi Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 25
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
Hey Mono, Fontainebleau is...sandstone.

For communication, I've also found pantomiming to work well n conjunction with grunting. Jan 29, 2010

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