Tallest artificial climbing wall
49.85 metre(s)
United States Reno

The tallest artificial climbing wall offers 49.85 m (163 ft 6.5 in) of climbing experience along a 51.67-m-tall (169-ft 6.48-in) wall and is part of the BaseCamp Climbing Gym. The fitness facility is attached to the side of the 16-storey Whitney Park Hotel in Reno, Nevada, USA, and opened on 1 October 2011 in its first phase. The facility temporarily shut down in 2013 as Whitney Peak was developed and re-opened on 31 May 2014. Climbers start at second-floor level and, when they reach the top, are a vertigo-inducing 57.3 m (188 ft) above Reno – the equivalent of four double-decker buses laid end-to-end.

The wall also offers the only official 15-m speed wall in the USA – multi-pitch climbing featuring two ledge-separated pitches for each 50-m route, beginner- to expert-level routes, and 17 separate belay stations offering more than 40 top-ropable routes.