Grand Canyon Rock Climbing
Although most of Grand Canyon National Park is unfit for rock climbing because of the soft chossy rock, there are several established sport and trad climbing areas in the park, as well as some bouldering. Most of the established routes are on the South Rim in the Area area around Grand Canyon Village and Desert View Drive. There are also several classic routes in the inner Grand Canyon. Although the soft sedimentary formations of the Canyon are a big reason why a place with so much exposed rock is not a climbing mecca, access also has a lot to do with it. For those willing to put in the time, there are still first ascents available below the rim. Read the guide below to learn more.