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Jan 17, 2013
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I know the highest elevation in Florida is most likely Mount Trashmore which is a massive landfill, but I was wondering if there was absolutely anything in Florida to be developed. If Kansas has climbing Florida can too. AnonymooseCoward
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Jan 17, 2013
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JasonDavis wrote:
I know the highest elevation in Florida is most likely Mount Trashmore which is a massive landfill, but I was wondering if there was absolutely anything in Florida to be developed. If Kansas has climbing Florida can too.

you can surely develop your sense of distance from good crags!
Brian Hudson
From Lenoir, NC
Joined Dec 10, 2010
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Jan 17, 2013
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Kansas is in the middle of a giant, mountainous continent. Florida, on the other hand, is a big swamp. Your closest climbing is Cuba. Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,468 points
Jan 17, 2013
Axes glistening in the sun
I'm here working for another 2 weeks from CO. It's damn flat here. I need some cold, snow, and ice! "H"
From Manitou Springs
Joined Feb 13, 2006
59 points
Jan 17, 2013
I lived in Orlando for 4 years and Tallahassee for 2, and there (unfortunately) really is no climbing anywhere except for the gym. Sucky. Good luck! KDog
Joined Jun 25, 2010
118 points
Jan 17, 2013
no potential. coral on an incut is about the best you will find for about 8 feet. Some of the springs have a little vertical wall along side them. Nothing worth climbing. Forget going up and go dive down. I recommend taking up freediving and spearfishing. Thats what I did when i lived in FL. If this sounds interesting check out spearboard.com. If not save up your money/time and travel for climbing. Good luck DrApnea
From Wenatchee, WA
Joined May 24, 2011
191 points
Jan 17, 2013
Pete belays 2nd pitch Little corner
Nothing to climb in FL except trees, which is not much fun. The only good thing to say about it is when you have to fly to climb, you can go anywhere you want.
If you are in north FL you can drive to good climbing in 7-9hrs. I consider saving up time and money for escape part of the approach. The key is multiple drivers, sleep in the vehicle on the drive and arrive early AM, climb, drive back. No camping or lodging, just roll-climb-roll.
If I lived in south FL I would certainly check out the Carribbean.
Don't waste time trying to find crumbly limestone.
Peter Pitocchi
Joined Oct 4, 2009
104 points
Jan 17, 2013
You stay away from mah pig!
There is TONS of great limestone in Florida. Except that most of it is underground.

I think that this would be the best thing for us to do here on mountainproject:



camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
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Jan 17, 2013
Kloof at night!
Let me know if you ever want to climb. I'm in Orlando feb-April

Trad
Boulder
Sport

Prefer trad though
WadeM
Joined Apr 22, 2010
194 points
Jan 21, 2013
Lost in the Sun pitch 2
Im in Florida now. Its beautiful here but man Im gonna go insane with no climbing. Atleast my shoulder will heal a bit. Travis Dustin
From Hollis, NH
Joined Jan 8, 2012
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