Going to Europe for vacation has always been in most travelers wish lists. There are numerous and variety of amazing attraction sites that makes the continent a great destination. They have a great taste of architecture, amazing historical landmarks as well as famous cuisines. Enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of travel sports activities all around Europe. A great adventure that has also recorded a large number of visitors is rock climbing. This is an extreme sport activity that requires extra preparation and caution. There are several forms of rock climbing among them free climbing, aid climbing, top roping, bouldering and also free soloing The sport is offered by many countries all around Europe with the leading countries being Spain, Switzerland, England, Greece and Belgium among others. Take a look on the best hanging points!
Rochers De Freyer
Rochers De Freyer is one of the best rock climbing sites that is located in Belgium. The natural rock face runs along river Meuse. All across its difficulties it includes more than 600 routes and has over the years become an important and popular climbing spot. It offers a stunning landscape to climbers who come from in as well as out of the country. (image by CarreraTurbo)
Durance Valley in the Hautes Alps, also known as the Southern Alps has great and wondrous landscapes as it overlaps both Italy and France. It has several peaks most reaching to a height of 3000 meters. The most dominant spot along this region and also the highest peak among all of them is Massif Des Ecrins that reaches to a height above 4000 meters. The most popular towns around the climbing spots are Ailefroide, Guillestre and also Briancon. This is the best place to satisfy all your rock climbing desires as well as bouldering.
Zoolook around Melham in England is also one of the best sites for climbers as it has a wide range of rock climbing spots. Some of these spots are Raindogs also near Malham and also the great Western and The fluted Columns both located in Almscliff. To ensure your adventure is fun filled, you can visit the area and also get to rent the countries cottages especially in Yorkshire.
Icily is a popular climbing spot located in the magnificent island of Corsica. The region is known to be best for quiet and relaxing holidays, but you can also be a little more active in some other places. Super steep roof climbing is offered in some of the spots such as Oristano and also Icily These spots offer a variety of options ranging from easy to difficult crags. They also have variation in kind of rock ranging from dark basalt rock to granite bouldering.
Kalymno in Greece also provide a great climbing spots. Beside its great influence in world literature, Greece also has natural climbing spots. The region is excellent as its weather is year-round hence visiting the country is made possible any time around the year. The country also has bolted limestone routes that highly encourage rock climbing. Other areas in Greece include Meteora as well as areas in the islands of Crete. (image by Mountain Hardwear)
These are just the top spots in Europe but we cannot exhaust all the areas. The continent has Alps spreading the rock climbing spots almost in every country. In Spain, other spots include El Chorro and Costa Blanca. Being one of the most extreme sport, Europe is a great destination, and even greater when combined with eating European cuisine as well as landmark hopping.
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