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Rock Climbing

Below you can find a ton of useful online resources that will help you learn your new hobby. We go through each link one by one and try to only include free sites with terrific content. If you find a broken link please help us out by contacting us so that we can remove it.

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ABCs of Climbing - This top notch Rock Climbing Information website has EVERYTHING you could ever want to know before starting Rock Climbing. It explains everything in depth!! Click on left hand side for many more articles for techniques and training.


So You Wanna Go Rock Climbing - A great beginners resource for learning the basic parts of rock climbing; types, equipment, where to, and how to start.


Climbing Training - Here you can get information on how to train for rock climbing. Click on left hand side for nutrition, climbing games, and other important issues.



Climbing Dictionary - This comprehensive rock climbing dictionary is in five different languages and includes most any climbing term that exists.


Climber.org - Another great Mountain Climbing information site that features trips, trips reports, stories, directions etc...


American Mountain Guides Association - This great Nonprofit organization that seeks to represent the interests of American mountain guides by providing support, education and standards. Gives information on choosing rock, alpine or ski mountaineering guides.


Try Climbing- This beginners climbing blog is terrific and has tons of posts with pictures, FAQ, equipment info...etc


How to Build a Climbing Wall - This interesting series of articles teaching the basic steps for building a climbing wall in your own home. A lot easier than you would think.



Rockclimbing.com - Forum - The best mountain climbing forum available online. With hundreds of thousands of posts for discussing anything related to the sport. Visit the beginner section for great info!


Climbing Forum - This rock climbing forum has hundreds of posts for many different topics related to climbing.



World Indoor Climbing Gym Directory - This comprehensive guide to Indoor Climbing Gyms across the world, has hundreds of listings with telephone numbers.


Rock Gym List - This list of US indoor Rock Climbing Gyms has over 350 listings. It includes the address, size, and cost.


Guide to Climbing - Scott Brown hosts this great climbing newsletter with all sorts of good information. Has archive with many past articles. Click on left hand side for other climbing areas.


Bouldering - Free information, maps, and pictures of bouldering areas.


Rock Climbing Articles - These Mountain Climbing articles are great for helping intermediate and advanced climbers advance.


UK Climbing - If you are interesting in rock climbing in the UK this site has a lot of great information.



Rockclimbing.com - Forum - The best mountain climbing forum available online. With hundreds of thousands of posts for discussing anything related to the sport. Visit the beginner section for great info!


Climbing Forum - This rock climbing forum has hundreds of posts for many different topics related to climbing.



Trails.com - This incredible website features over 30,000 climbing, bike, motocross, ski trails with topography maps!! It has detailed descriptions, reviews, aerial photos, etc... Try it free for 14 days, highly recommended!!


Worldwide Climbing Routes Database - This extensive climbing route database has thousands of routes from all over the world.