So, you've spent the last year at your local climbing gym and are ready to make the transition from the indoor wall to the rock face. There are locations around the globe that have become meccas for the adventure climber. Here is a list of our picks for the best rock climbing places around the world (with a few from the US thrown in for good measure).
Disclaimer: As exhilarating and challenging as climbing can be, the sport can also inherently dangerous. If you are new to the sport, consider enlisting the help of a professional outfitter that can make your entrance into the sport both enjoyable and safe. Always pick a route that suits your climbing level and make sure your gear is in good condition.