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  1. Two hours from Birmingham and one hour from Chattanooga, Little River Canyon is the Deep South's hidden gem for hard sport climbing.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    138.4 miles
    Duration
  2. The cliff line overlooking the small town of Steele, Alabama boasts roughly 100 quality routes on excellent sandstone rock.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    95.8 miles
    Duration
    At your leisure
  3. First Avenue Rocks is Birmingham’s premier climbing and bouldering facility. It was designed to accommodate a full range of climbing abilities but specializes in advanced bouldering and climbing training.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    60.8 miles
    Duration
    At your leisure
  4. With its quality sandstone and wide variety of problems, it won't be a surprise when Hospital Boulders inevitably becomes one of the premier climbing destinations in Alabama.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    109.5 miles
    Duration
    2.5-5 hours
  5. This beginner friendly crag, with its roughly 100 routes, is a great place to work on your leading skills or to introduce your friends to the sport.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    95.3 miles
    Duration
  6. Moss Rock Preserve offers up about 40 incredible bouldering problems, and it's one of the most accessible climbing destinations you can find anywhere.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    51.5 miles
    Duration
    1-3 hours
  7. Horse Pens 40 is in a league of its own. You won't believe some of the sandstone routes you'll find here, and after a long day of excellent climbing, stay for a while and enjoy the many amenities within the park.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    93.5 miles
    Duration
    1-5 hours
  8. Sand Rock has been a go-to climbing destination since 1972 due to its top quality routes and rock. You may encounter some rowdy locals partying, but if you can get past this, it's well worth the visit.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    122.3 miles
    Duration
    At your leisure
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