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Alexjt011


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I have been wanting to climb around the world, various locations (with my friends). There are too many places to climb in one year! What places have been the most memorable to you? Best scenery, experience, time...

One year off college...it will be super costly!!!

Have any of you done this? What do you recommend?


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They make a book called ,rock and road,...shows areas and types of climbs in u.s. ....might help you find areas if u.s. Is your destination spots


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I have not climb around the world, but i have been to Indonesia and Thailand.

Thailand Krabi is awesome. You can literally live there for months just to climb all of their routes.

Combined with the warm weather, many other climbers, that is just perfect!! :)


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Alexjt011 wrote:
I have been wanting to climb around the world, various locations (with my friends). There are too many places to climb in one year! What places have been the most memorable to you? Best scenery, experience, time...

One year off college...it will be super costly!!!

Have any of you done this? What do you recommend?

Big wall? Alpine? Bouldering? Trad, sport, free solo???


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If $ were no object I would try to climb a big wall on every continent.


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Trad/sport and bouldering


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Alexjt011 wrote:
I have been wanting to climb around the world, various locations (with my friends). There are too many places to climb in one year! What places have been the most memorable to you? Best scenery, experience, time...

One year off college...it will be super costly!!!

Have any of you done this? What do you recommend?

I'd hit Europe. Pretty expensive, and you might not make it past the 90 tourist visa requirement more than once, but there's plenty of climbing in the south during the winter and obviously plenty more during the warmer months.

South America has a bundle, too, but you'll need Spanish / Portuguese depending on where you go.


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You will need to know where to go in each area. Some of the places will be big and you can waste a lot of time looking around.
Chamonix should be on the list - fantastic alpine rock. Best weather in July and August. See trip reports for details.

Other places you might consider:
In the US:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Indian Creek, Utah
Red Rocks, Nevada
Cirque of the Towers - Wind River Range, Wyoming
Ten Sleep Canyon, Wyoming
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Tennessee Wall, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Looking Glass, Whitesides and Linville Gorge, North Carolina

In South America:
Peru - Huraz
Chile - south of Santiago
Brasil - Sugarloaf in Rio (be careful there)

I've heard good things about Australia and Thailand as well.


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Halong bay, Vietnam/Cat ba Island. Look up Asia Outdoors for info
El Potrero Chico Meico, multimultipitch sport
TodraGorge, Morrocco (trad)

Vietnam is expensive to reach, dirt cheap when you get there, you will never forget the Deep Water soloing and the ulture/experience. EPC is cheap to arrive, cheap to stay and has astoundingly long mutipitch sport. 20 pitch 5.12! 8 pitch 5.11 (Neon Sunset, even abeginning climber like me could do it)
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Alex,
Most people will only be able to do this (12 months off) once. You can visit the rest of the USA in other years one week at a time. Places like Thailand have very good weather and flights, so can also be done doing normal vacations later in life.

As you don't list alpine, this removes the greater ranges.

I think the logic points to Europe/North africa. Spend the summer in the north and the winter in the south. This gives you Northern norway to Jordan to play in.


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