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Top 9 Campervan Rock Climbing Road Trips

The United States is a haven for campers who love rock climbing. The numerous state parks and mountain ranges hide incredible rock formations and climbing areas just waiting to be explored.

Road trips in a campervan and rock climbing go hand in hand, as there’s nothing better than having your next climb at the doorstep.

Whether you want to work on bouldering or do some sport climbing, our list of bucket list spots will have everything you want for your next rock climbing adventure alongside a taste of Vanlife.

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite is an iconic location known to pretty much every rock climber in the world. El Capitan has gained much more notoriety (even to those outside the rock climbing community) after Alex Honnold’s successful free solo attempt.

If you’re not quite ready to make the climb up “The Nose” in a few hours, many climbers take slightly easier routes over the course of a few days while camping on tethered hammocks.

The park has several other exciting rock climbing spots, from granite domes to rock formations like Cathedral Peak and the Matthes Crest at Tuolomne Meadow. There are many opportunities to test yourself on the sheer granite faces of Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite has 10 campgrounds that can accommodate RVs, so you can camp right by the incredible cliffs. However, they do not have hookups. Try Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family for a more convenient stay, which has all the comforts and amenities you’ll need just a short drive away.

Yosemite National Park Rock Climbing