Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Safety

Rock climbing, rappelling, ice climbing and mountaineering are technical and unique ways to experience America’s public land. Our parks, forests and wilderness areas offer experiences that cater to every ability level from beginner to expert. Take a guided climb or simply hone your skills and have fun at a climbing wall. Climbing fees and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site. For information about a particular site, please call the local ranger station.

Rock Climbing Areas

  • Nantahala National Forest
  • Nantahala Ranger District
  • Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area
  • Whiteside Mountain
  • Pisgah National Forest
  • Grandfather Ranger District
  • Linville Gorge Wilderness area
  • Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Area
  • Little Lost Cove Cliffs

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities