5 Best Climbing Areas in Europe

The Five Best Climbing Areas in Europe by Osprey: Fontainebleau in France, Frankenjura in Germany, the Dolomites in Italy, Siurana in Spain, Dorset UK

The 5 Best Climbing Areas in Europe by Osprey: Fontainebleau in France, Frankenjura in Germany, the Dolomites in Italy, Siurana in Spain, Dorset UK

Our list of top climbing locations has a wide variety of styles, abilities and environments for you to choose from for your next climbing trip. From French forests, to Spanish medieval towns and German cliffs; where will your next big climb be?

5 Best Climbing Areas in Europe

1. Fontainebleau, France
Situated 50km south of Paris, the hilly and forested Fontainbleu (AKA Font) is a fantastic bouldering location for all levels of ability.

2. Frankenjura, Germany
Widely accepted as the best climbing location in Germany, Frankenjura is a limestone area situated in Northern Bavaria. Offering grades of all levels, this sport climbing location has a challenge for everyone.

3. Dolomites, Italy
Situated south of the Austrian/ Italian border lies the Dolomites. These towering slabs of limestone at times scrape the sky at 3000m and present one of the most varied climbing destinations in Europe.

4. Siurana, Spain
Siurana is situated in Catalonia, west of Barcelona. The crags and ravines surround a beautiful medieval village of the same name.

5. Dorset, United Kingdom
The Dorset coast sits in the south of England overlooking the English Channel. Rolling green fields meet towering coastal cliffs and provide some incredibly varied climbing locations.

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