5 Best Rock Climbing Routes in the U.S.


1.The Nose

The Nose, located in Yosemite National Park, California, sits 3,000 feet in the sky. It can take 2-3 days for even expert climbers to reach the summit.

2. The Naked Edge

The Naked Edge, located in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado, is the most famous climb in the Eldorado Canyon State Park. While the views are amazing, it is considered an expert-level climb.

3. Casual Route

The Casual Route, located in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, is a 1,000-foot-long rock route featuring amazing views of the Colorado Rockies.

4. Royal Arches

The Royal Arches, located in Yosemite National Park, California, is considered a moderate climb; it reaches 1,500 feet above the valley floor but its hold-ridden faces and intermediate-level cracks make the route approachable for beginners.

5. East Face of Monkey Face

The East Face of Monkey Face, located in Smith Rock, Oregon, is an expert-level climb featuring a 400 ft. spire and a desperate overhanging crack.