The US is an extremely diverse country and is home to just about every type of landscape imaginable. As a result, rock climbing can be found in numerous forms across the country.
No matter where you are coming from or what kind of time frame you have to work with, you’ll almost certainly find something. Right outside of New York City, the Shawangunk Ridge has some great trad and sport climbing spots. Farther afield in the Northeast, New York’s Adirondack Mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Maine’s eastern seaboard also offer plenty of climbing opportunities.
Take any major city of a western state and you’re sure to find rock climbing around there too. Denver, Colorado is right on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. There are plenty of rock climbing activities all over the state. Cheyenne, Wyoming; Salt Lake City, Utah; Santa Fe, New Mexico; both Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles and Sacramento, California are all in similar situations.
Wherever you go in the US, it is best to rent a car. Public transportation is not as common as it is in other parts of the world. Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore more of wherever it is you are going and save time too.
This depends on where you go. From spring to autumn, places such as California and UTah will be hot and dry, with average summer temperatures between 25ºC and 30ºC. In locales such as the Cascades or New York, summers will generally be a bit cooler, but there is also a much higher chance of rain.
This depends on how much free time you have at your disposal. Many guides offer single-day excursions. Others offer trips lasting up to a week, in which you climb at multiple spots. Overall, a week or two would be best in order to get in as much climbing as you can and explore whatever beautiful spot at which you find yourself.
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