Finding the best climbing plant for shade can be a challenge. But you can actually choose among a number of choices of the best climbing plant for shade. One of the most popular choice is vines. Vines can grow around arbors, fences and trellises, and climb up walls, adding unique textures and colour to your property. Beside vines, you can also try shade climbing roses. There is no better way to add sunshine to a shady spot than to plant a yellow-blooming climbing rose. Alchymist produces large peachy yellow blooms with a strong scent reminiscent of Victorian roses. Mermaid, another shade-friendly climbing rose, produces yellow blooms from late summer to early fall.