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Jul 17, 2013
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I like " prolific troll" :) Ellenore Zimmerman
Joined May 25, 2013
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Jul 17, 2013
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I just spent the last year in and around Florida.

If all you do is climb then dont go there. Nearest rock is 8 hours away if you make it through Atlanta without traffic.

Florida is cool if you like kayaking (the flat kind, unless a hurricane is coming through).
Running on flat land (Im a big trail runner, its survivable)
Scuba
Surfing is okay


No comparison to Asheville, To make it up there you'd be driving about 11 hours, which I did countless times.

If climbing is one your mind, go to North Carolina.

There are nonstop flights to San Juan which has good sport climbing, leaving from Orlando

The gyms are all decent, I climbed at Aiguille in Orlando. The only thing you have to get used to is the heat. Grime off holds so easily.

Best of luck. Feel free to ask me any questions.

I am happily in Colorado now
WadeM
Joined Apr 22, 2010
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Jul 17, 2013
Not sure when you'll be down there, but check out

climbcaymanbrac.com

It's a couple short hops from Miami. Not sure from the USVI.
John Byrnes
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Dec 11, 2007
381 points
Jul 18, 2013
I'd always pondered some terrible way to combine my two favorite hobbies: scuba and climbing.

The only scenario I could ever come up with is to do some sort of inverted climbing underwater. The idea being you inflate your BC (buoyancy compensator) so that you're positive, and then climb upside down on a wall (underwater, of course). The risk then is not falling downward, but ripping off and suffering some kind of horrible over-expansion injury or having an out of control ascent and getting bent.

I've never given it a try, don't really have a desire to. You could definitely come up with some cool protection methods though.
TKHouse
Joined Apr 4, 2010
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Jul 18, 2013
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TKHouse wrote:
I'd always pondered some terrible way to combine my two favorite hobbies: scuba and climbing. The only scenario I could ever come up with is to do some sort of inverted climbing underwater. The idea being you inflate your BC (buoyancy compensator) so that you're positive, and then climb upside down on a wall (underwater, of course). The risk then is not falling downward, but ripping off and suffering some kind of horrible over-expansion injury or having an out of control ascent and getting bent. I've never given it a try, don't really have a desire to. You could definitely come up with some cool protection methods though.

Ye ...or with me being boyancy challenged as it is would be getting a dry suit! Another difference would be in every crack I would try to put my fingers in there will be a creature....I already do that :) while diving in Laguna beach channels we encountered a strong current and a huge pull we totally needed reef hooks there. It was like an underwater roller coaster!
Ellenore Zimmerman
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