/ Countries without Rock Climbing

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FrustratedOfSheff - on 15 Jun 2014
There are something like 230+ recognised countries in the world, but how many don't have any known rockclimbing?

I can imagine that we won't get much in North Korea or the Holy See, unless anyone knows better, but which others are recognized as zero climbing?
humptydumpty - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

Netherlands?
Marmoteer - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

Maldives, Marshall Islands and the Vatican?
Doug on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to humptydumpty:

Very little in any of the 3 Baltic States - I think there are a few boulders in Estonia, there are some small sandstone crags in Latvia but not sure if there's any climbing on them (not on those I've seen at Sigulda) & I've never heard of any rock, let alone climbing, in Lithuania
Trevers - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

Surely there's some buildering potential in The Vatican?
Michael Hood - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to humptydumpty:

> Netherlands?

But does have one of the coolest looking climbing walls anywhere
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/01/excalibur-world-tallest-climbing-wall.html
Co1in H - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to Michael Hood:

Beat me to it!
Mr Trebus - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

There is some good climbing in Cuba, but it has been officially banned. Does that count?
Edvin m on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

Maldives, highest natural point is 2.4 meters. Highest point is about 5 meters and is on a gold course.
adamki - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

> There are something like 230+ recognised countries in the world, but how many don't have any known rockclimbing?

> I can imagine that we won't get much in North Korea or the Holy See, unless anyone knows better, but which others are recognized as zero climbing?

North korea looks ok for climbing https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Baekdu+Mountain&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X...
John Mcshea - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

Norfolk?
ewar woowar on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to Michael Hood:

Sorry to disappoint folks but The Netherlands is off the list!

I have been bouldering on natural rock near

Maastricht.
DubyaJamesDubya - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to ewar woowar:
> (In reply to Michael Hood)
>
> Sorry to disappoint folks but The Netherlands is off the list!
>
> I have been bouldering on natural rock near
>
> Maastricht.

"Rock climbing" not bouldering.
Sally Bustyerface - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to DubyaJamesDubya:

> "Rock climbing" not bouldering.

Yaaaaawwwwwn. Sorry, what were you saying?
DubyaJamesDubya - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to Sally Bustyerface:

Just being a bit naughty that's all :-)
Sally Bustyerface - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to DubyaJamesDubya:

You little tinker you!
tjin - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to DubyaJamesDubya:

As for the Netherlands. I have seen some nice vertical rock. Not a lot of crags, but a lot of spots which can be developed. Mind you, the Dutch Caribbean's are the Netherlands too.
pasbury on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

I don't think Denmark has any?
mh554 on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

jamaica?
Doug on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to pasbury:

> I don't think Denmark has any?

there's quite a bit on Bornholm

Rob Parsons on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

> I can imagine that we won't get much in North Korea ...

North Korea must have loads: it's covered with mountains.
Lord of Starkness - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

The gulf states of Bahrain, Qatar,and Kuwait certainly don't have any climbing on natural rock.
Blue Straggler - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

I was going to cheat with The Principality of Sealand, but even it has two little buildering sea stacks :-)
Blue Straggler - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

Last time I asked a Belgian about this (in 1997) she said there was a slag heap you could climb on and that that was about it. I imagine Luxembourg may be similarly lacking.

But maybe some boulders
toad - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to pasbury:
> (In reply to FrustratedOfSheff)
>
> I don't think Denmark has any?

How do we count Greenland?
Marmoteer - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Belgium has some good crags in the Ardennes, Freyr being the biggest:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=2018

Luxembourg has some sandstone as well:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1947
fraserbarrett - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to Blue Straggler:
Belgium has quite a bit, not world class but plenty of routes; look at freyr, in the uk it would be one of the better sports crags, on bolted natural limestone.....

As for Luxembourg, if you're in the area try out Berdorf, I can't think of a sports crag in the UK I would chose over it, it's definatly world class. If the weather wasn't as unpredictable as the uk, I'd say it would be a great detination for a trip.
Post edited at 13:49
fraserbarrett - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to Marmoteer:

beat me to it.....
Blue Straggler - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to fraserbarrett and Marmoteer:

Thanks!
popebenedictus - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

I'm going to try Singapore.

I do hope it's a pointless answer
radson - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to popebenedictus:

In my neck of the woods, Singapore would have been my first guess although probably Brunei even more so. Probably not much established in Timor Leste although undoubtedly there is something there. Hmm Cook Islands and some more of those small Pacific nations. Anything happening in Sri Lanka? Probably something but never hear of anything. Africa has 56 countries so I am sure there are a few hits there. Equatorial Guniea, Botswana? Across to South America, whats happening in Paraguay? and up North in Belize in Guyana. The carribean probably has a few more places sans decent rock.
Flinticus - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to radson:

Bangladesh? V quick google search doesn't throw up any
Cardi - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

I'm guessing a lot of the South Pacific Atolls - Vanuatu, Fiji, Cook islands, Niue etc. Think Samoa and Tonga might be hilly in the middle.
stevieb - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to FrustratedOfSheff:

Gambia? Think the highest point is about 40m and don't remember many cliffs
Oo on 16 Jun 2014
leland stamper on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to mh554:

Ricks cafe - various you tube exploits. Off to see for myself next week as it happens. Anyone know of other climbing in Jamaica?

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