Rock Climbing is a recent additional adventure activity added to the list in Nepal. It has gained the world rock climbing list to visit. Though it’s a new development in the tourist industry, actually it is not new to Nepal; the sport has been around since the time of the first mountaineer's way back in the early 1950s. NMA Secretary, Mr. Ang Karma Sherpa explains that “Rock Climbing in Nepal is not new, but what is new in our context is evolution as a separate sport.” Being the latest adventure, for the promotion of rock climbing the NMA has worked out a long-term plan for it. NMA aims to popularize the spot among Nepali youth and prepare a crew of international standards to take part in Olympiad and other international events to promote Nepal as a rock climber’s destination.
Rock climbing spots are situated to the north and northwest of the valley. Kathmandu has a roster of stone walls which creates a chance for climbers to practice and gain skills before taking part in real climbing. Nagarjun, Balaju, Shivapuri, and Budhanilakantha are the best places around Kathmandu where one can climb the rock faces. Nagarjun and Shivapuri's hills have some excellent cliffs to climb.