Best of all worlds? How about heart-pumping adrenaline while you’re on your relaxing Florida vacation. And no, we’re not talking about a cliché ride on a roller coaster. We’re talking about rock climbing! 

These places are INCREDIBLE and worth your while. If you’re a novice – you’ll appreciate the safety measures and how easy it is to get started! If you’re a pro, some gyms offer climbing walls that will leave your forearms burning.

We chose these award-winners based on reviews, unique features, facilities, price point, and our own extra subjective criteria. Book a trip to Florida and an unforgettable experience at any of these climbing gyms.

Originally Published: April 10, 2019

Best Rock Climbing Gyms in Florida

Tallahassee Rock Gym (Tallahassee)

This is a great spot to both learn and continue to practice indoor rock climbing. They welcome beginners and experienced climbers. They have been locally owned and operated since 1995.

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 Aiguille Rock Climbing Center (Longwood)

This large space has 10,000 square feet of climbing walls that go as high as 36 feet. They also offer 27 toprope walls, a lead climbing area and boulder areas for all skill levels.

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The Edge Rock Gym (Jacksonville)

This gym loves rock climbing and celebrates the skill of the sport. They have a competitive youth team and dedicate themselves to teaching members and classes the tactical skill set needed to climb. All skill levels are welcome.

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On the Edge Rock Climbing (Melbourne)

This rock climbing space welcomes all skill levels. They have excellent teachers and their goal is to help everyone overcome their fears and get to new heights. Get ready for an exhilarating visit!

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University of Florida Climbing Wall (Gainesville)

This 55-foot climbing wall boasts 19 routes to challenge any skill level of climber. They offer lessons and have an automatic belay device. Belay classes are 2 hours long. It is encouraged to bring a friend.

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UCF Climbing Tower (Orlando)

The Climbing Tower offers premier indoor climbing for students. It is 41 feet and has a wide range of levels. It is a great place for beginners to advanced climbers. They also offer Belay sessions.

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Sun Country Sports Center (Jacksonville)

Sun Country Sports offers a 2,500 square foot indoor rock wall. This state-of-the-art facility features real looking and feeling rocks and climbs for all skill levels.

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Hi, I'm Paul, I'm a travel writer and I love everything about the salt life. I grew up in the northeast, but we visited family in Florida often ... and I was hooked! I've been writing about the Sunshine State for two decades. I enjoy helping travelers find the best places to stay, to eat, and to play in Florida.