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Novice climber seeks ideas for destinations!

Travel Forums General Talk Novice climber seeks ideas for destinations!

1. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 7y

Just wondering if anyone has experienced any decent destinations for climbing that aren't too extreme for a novice/beginner, obviously wanting to avoid any touching the void-esque dilemmas....

m

2. Posted by Falukozi (Budding Member 56 posts) 7y

if you happen to be in North America the western Canadian rockies have some nice climbing in them. everything from wow this is not so bad. to some really intense you would have to be crazy to do it rock. I climb some myself and have done some of the easy routs around the lake Louise area. it was a while ago but if it is still there I recall there being some routs that were pre bolted so all you have to do is clip in you don't have to put in your own anchors or anything. if you are interested in climbs in this airea here is a website for you
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/Canada/Alberta/

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 7y

The rockies have been moving up my hit list for years...It's supposed to be awesome for wildlife too eh?! Bears.

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting mim

The rockies have been moving up my hit list for years...It's supposed to be awesome for wildlife too eh?! Bears.

And cougars and coyotes and wolves (depending on where you are).

Isa now returns this thread to it's originally scheduled topic since she's not a climber and can't offer help other than wildlife.

5. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting mim

The rockies have been moving up my hit list for years...It's supposed to be awesome for wildlife too eh?! Bears.

And cougars and coyotes and wolves (depending on where you are).

Isa now returns this thread to it's originally scheduled topic since she's not a climber and can't offer help other than wildlife.

Hang on a sec...Coyotes eh, cougars...hmmm, interesting. my favourite kind of animals are the dangerous kind. This makes the destination even more appealing.

So back to climbing, anyone else? I've got wales on my hit list, there's some good winter crags to try out before the pennies make friends with the pounds and fool them into thinking that my wallet is safer than the bank in this current sticky financial climate...(sorry for getting a bit topical...)

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 7y

Far be it for me to ever suggest somebody not go to Wales, but there are some excellent places in the Lake District as well, which is also nice and easy for you to get to (head to somewhere like Windemere, Grasmere, Ambleside or Keswick as a base). But Wales is obviously gloriously supreme in every respect.

A bit different perhaps, but there are some very good places in Norway and Northern Sweden for ice climbing that are good for beginners/novices.

And if you are using climbing a an excuse to go somewhere, i can give you a number of other more exotic/foreign destinations if your pennies might be interested

7. Posted by panday (Inactive 41 posts) 7y

Quoting mim

Just wondering if anyone has experienced any decent destinations for climbing that aren't too extreme for a novice/beginner, obviously wanting to avoid any touching the void-esque dilemmas....

m

How about Nepal ? The Mountains of Nepal have stood are irresistible landmarks for the world's adventurers since Nepal opened its doors to visitors in the 1950s.