By Brian Berkovitz
The Active Times

In recent years, climbing gyms have begun sprouting up across the globe, particularly in cities, where they've brought the outdoor-centric sport of rock climbing indoors and to the masses. In the growing business, however, there are some stand-out structures from certain architects and designers who take their designs to the next level.

In this slideshow, we'll show you some of the most unique and impressive man-made climbing walls from around the world. From an indoor ice-climbing palace in Scotland to 500 scenic feet of bolted holds in Switzerland, adventure awaits. Climb on!

For the complete list of Outrageous Artificial Climbs, go to TheActiveTimes.com.

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