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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.

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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

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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.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 43
Hörnligrat Route
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow
 79
Cosmiques Arête
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 134
Monahiki Elia
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Vestpillaren Direct
Trad 12 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 49
Magrana
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 102
Remember Wadi Rum
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 100
Frapagalo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 61
Dafni
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 152
DNA
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 43
Trela
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 77
Ricounet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 74
Ivi
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 69
Crosta Panic
Sport 2 pitches
Spain > … > Valley Crags > El Pati
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 41
Mort aux Chèvres
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hörnligrat Route Switzerland > Zermatt area > Matterhorn
 43
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad, Alpine
Cosmiques Arête France > … > Mont Blanc Range > Upper Vallée Blanche…
 79
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet France > … > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi
 57
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Monahiki Elia Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 134
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Vestpillaren Direct Norway > Lofoten > Presten
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
Magrana Spain > … > Margalef > Raco de la Finestra
 49
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Remember Wadi Rum Greece > … > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 102
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Frapagalo Greece > Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 100
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dafni Greece > … > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 61
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
DNA Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 152
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Trela Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 43
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ricounet Greece > Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 77
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ivi Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 74
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Crosta Panic Spain > … > Valley Crags > El Pati
 69
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Mort aux Chèvres Greece > Kalymnos > Sikati Cave
 41
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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