Reach New Heights

Climbing provides an unparalleled opportunity to experience the extraordinary natural and cultural resources within national parks. From mountaineering to bouldering, beginner to advanced — national parks have something for climbers of every skill level. Learn more about where you can climb in the National Park Service and get tips on how to do it safely. 

A colorful female climber ascends granite rock called the Anteater in City of Rocks National Reserve

Climb in Parks

Plan your next adventure by learning which parks offer climbing.

Male ice climber ascending a frozen waterfall

Types of Climbing

Learn more about the types of climbing you can do at your park.

Search and Rescue crew coordinates with helicopter lifting patient from rock face

Staying Safe

Don't get hurt! Get safety tips to help you prepare for your next climbing trip.

Last updated: August 14, 2020