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8 of the world's best climbing walls

By: Josh Lew on Sept. 3, 2013, 1:22 p.m.
Basecamp Outdoor Wall, Reno

Photo: Basecamp Outdoor Wall

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Basecamp Outdoor Wall, Reno, Nev.

The tallest artificial climbing wall in the U.S., Reno's BaseCamp outdoor wall routes are over 160 feet long. There are shorter routes as well, but the headlining two-pitch ascent starts out from a deck on the side of the building and rises to the roof, which, when measured from street level, is 200 feet tall. Two routes lead to the roof, with two platforms for belaying after the first pitch. Children's walls and bouldering facilities are located at BaseCamp, making it one of the premier artificial wall climbing destinations in the West.