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     If you are exhilarated and want to push your edge a little further outside your comfort zone, reaching to the top of these wild destinations is sure to get your blood pumping. This is really for the over enthusiastic climbers, whose are adrenaline addicts and are not satisfied with the usual climbs. 


     Situated in the northwest WYOMING, cuddled in the middle of a silent 1,300 acre oasis and hedged by a superb collection of grassland and ponderosa pine forest, is found a enigmatic and lionized rock called the - DEVIL'S TOWER. There are about 5,000 climbers visiting this rock to climb up the 867 foot face by following one of the 200 routes up to the top. Hundreds of co-extending cracks divide the Devil's Tower into enormous hexagonal columns, which make it one of the conventional crack climbing areas in the world; an alarm song for the hikers.


     Standing 3,000 feet tall, this steep cliff face is the largest granite monolith in the world and is without a doubt demanding, specially when it comes to unexpected change of weather. It is a very famous hiking  spot for  most of the climbers. The El Capitan is in Yosemite. Even the most veteran climbers take four to five days to reach the peak - taking shelter in hammocks hung from pitons in the cliff face before climbing to the top. If you want to have the extreme adrenaline rush, climb the cliff with nothing but your hands and let the feet do the trick.


     Found in between India and Nepal, this mountain is famous for its stunning views, and also for the rancorously cold climate and unpredictable mudslides and avalanches. It is elevated to about 28,169 feet. It is the third highest mountain in the world. It is one of the most perfidious rock climbs known to man. The final climb being a vertical pyramid of over thousand feet.


     Found in Switzerland, the North Face of Eiger or Murder wall is 13,000 foot high mountain of steep transversely shattered limestone rock and glistening ice fields. It has been thought as the "ULTIMATE" challenge by those who were fascinated by its cruel beauty and defined intense climbing. Some of the climbing areas has knife edged ridges, called as 'Class V or S', proving to be very dangerous. But these too could be managed off while climbing. The most crucial part is the commitment it entails. Cause once you start you have to finish it. There is no turning back. 


     As the tallest mountain of the Northeaster US, Mt Washington has an elevation of 6,288 ft. Though none of its faces are vertical, Mt. Washington does have a very treacherous rocky terrain and erratic weather. The air currents near the peak is a place to regular hurricane force winds that can reach up to 231 mph, and storms often form without warning, causing ice pellets to rain from the sky even during summer. But for those who are fond of a 360 degree view and a difficult climb, the West Ridge is the best place in the Oregon Cascades to try out your alpine climbing skills.