European Rock Climbing for the Novice Climber10/16/2009
Rock climbing is a fun yet challenging sport that can be intimidating for the novice climber Incorporating rock climbing in your next European excursion could help to introduce fun and new experiences to an otherwise daunting attempt. Europe offers many climbing opportunities throughout its diverse terrain.
The following are some of the best places to have a fun European climbing experience:
This beautiful mountain got its rock formation from the river Ardèche, which left narrow gorges leading to the valley, which has created one of the most breath- taking canyons in the world. Ardèche offers over 700 routes, many of which lend themselves to the novice climber. Enjoying the beautiful natural scenery will help the novice climber see rock climbing as a means to discovering beautiful things.
The Bled mountain formation is known as one of the most beautiful areas in Slovenian. Since Bled is comprised of limestone, its varying grade offers routes for seasoned climbers as well as amateurs.
The Island of Mallorca (Spain)
There must be an incentive for the novice rock climber. On the island of Mallorca, the incentive is the gorgeous scenery. There are countless routes to beautiful climbing locations. Work your way to the small roads on the east side of the island to discover even more scenic rock climbing areas. This island is so appealing to beginner climbers that entire families flock to this island to learn the sport of rock climbing.
Arco (Northern Italy)
Climbing in Arco is so enjoyable that it is almost impossible to see it as anything other than wonderful. With over 2000 routes and a great variety of grade, Arco offers scenery and mild, comfortable climbing climate. Tourist facilities are prevelant here, so don’t forget to pack your picnic to relax after a scenic climb!
Rock climbers flock to Europe from all over the world because Europe offers some of the magnificent scenery. The novice climber will surely appreciate the fact that experiencing such beauty in nature is best experience while rock climbing.