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North America Rock Climbing 


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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.6 miles from here

9,620 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in North America

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North America:
West Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, 1500'   The Bugaboos : Pigeon Spire
Kain Route (South Ridge)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 1500'   The Bugaboos : Bugaboo Spire
Klahanie Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Squamish : Shannon Falls
North East Ridge   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500'   The Bugaboos : Bugaboo Spire
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
Rock On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   The Chief : The Apron
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
Sunset Strip   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 12 pitches   The Chief : The Dihedrals
The Great Game   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Squamish : Slhanay (The Squaw)
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
Crime of the Century   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   The Smoke Bluffs : Penny Lane
Freeway   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 11 pitches   The Chief : The Dihedrals
El Sendero Diablo (The Devil's Path)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 6 pitches, 600'   El Potrero Chico : The Outrage Wall
Time Wave Zero   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 23 pitches, 2300'   El Potrero Chico : Timewave Buttress
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