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Description

This page is home to all of the North American, Central American, & Carribean Island countries excluding the United States. For information on the US, please refer to the area page for the pertinent State.

North America is a vast continent that stretches from near the Equator to beyond the Arctic Circle. The climate & landscape is extremely varied, from baking deserts, to tropical rainforests, to ice-covered alpine mountains. The climbing is just as varied, offering every imaginable type of climbing, from bouldering to big wall climbing; deep water soloing to high altitude mountaineering.

Destinations for Alpinists include the Canadian Rockies of Alberta & British Columbia, or the towering volcanos of Mexico. Trad climbers will enjoy the legendary sweeping granite of Squamish, or the remote towers of the forbidding Cirque of the Unclimbables. Sport climbers might enjoy a warm winter vacation to the towering limestone walls of El Potrero Chico or the odd basalt of Panama, or cool summer destinations like Skaha.

Getting There

Destinations to the Great White North are often best accessed by automobile. Driving over the border is safe & easy, but be sure you have your documents in order (see below). For most destinations to the South, air travel is the most convenient approach. Some destinations in northern Mexico (such as El Potrero Chico are often approached via car.

Travel Information

Federal laws require a valid US passport for return travel to the US. While you may be able to exit the country, you can't get back in. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here. There are a few complicated exceptions to this rule if returning from Canada or Mexico via automobile (or foot/bicycle). Details can be found here for Canada and here for Mexico. Note that the "exceptions" are probably are not really any simpler than just getting a passport.

Visa requirements vary from country to country. No visa is required for Canada for stays up to 180 days. Mexico requires a "Tourist Card" which is readily available at border crossing, or often included in the price of airfare. 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.

Refer to each countries page for details on the local currency. Current exchange rates can be found here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North America

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 211
West Ridge
Trad, Alpine
Canada > … > Bugaboos > Pigeon Spire
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 377
Klahanie Crack
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 180
North East Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Canada > … > Bugaboos > Bugaboo Spire
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 384
Skywalker
Trad 5 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 140
McTech Arete
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 278
Angel's Crest
Trad 13 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 137
Beckey-Chouinard
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 386
Exasperator
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 98
Sunset Strip
Trad 12 pitches
Canada > … > Chief > Dihedrals
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 93
The Great Game
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 248
Space Boyz
Sport 11 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0
 269
The Grand Wall
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 196
Crime of the Century
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 99
El Sendero Diablo (The Devil's P…
Sport 6 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 226
Time Wave Zero
Sport 23 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Ridge Canada > … > Bugaboos > Pigeon Spire
 211
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine
Klahanie Crack Canada > … > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 377
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
North East Ridge Canada > … > Bugaboos > Bugaboo Spire
 180
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Skywalker Canada > … > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 384
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
McTech Arete Canada > … > Bugaboos > Crescent Spire
 140
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Angel's Crest Canada > … > Chief > Sheriff's Badge
 278
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 13 pitches
Beckey-Chouinard Canada > … > Howser Towers > S Howser Tower
 137
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Exasperator Canada > … > Chief > Grand Wall Base Area
 386
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Sunset Strip Canada > … > Chief > Dihedrals
 98
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
The Great Game Canada > … > Squamish > Slhanay (The Squaw)
 93
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
Space Boyz Mexico > … > El Potrero Chico > La Selva (Jungle Wall)
 248
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 11 pitches
The Grand Wall Canada > … > Chief > Grand Wall Area
 269
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
Crime of the Century Canada > … > Smoke Bluffs > Penny Lane
 196
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
El Sendero Diablo (The Devi… Mexico > … > El Potrero Chico > Outrage Wall
 99
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 6 pitches
Time Wave Zero Mexico > … > El Potrero Chico > Timewave Buttress
 226
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 23 pitches
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