Here at Jax Fray we are always looking for new and exciting ways to get active! In Jacksonville our terrain is pretty flat, so it would usually stop us Floridians from things like rock climbing. But we actually have some pretty cool rock climbing gyms where you can get sweaty and try something cool and new! Below we have put together a list of places you can get climbin’ right here in Jax:
Getting sweaty has never been so fun! This gym is located off of Phillips highway here in Jacksonville, making it a great location for those of you who live or work on the southside. This gym offers day passes in addition to memberships, so whether you want to visit this facility every now and then or become a regular, you can. This gym is definitely on of our favorites on the list because it has various walls suited for all levels of climbers. There’s your traditional peg rock climbing wall, a bouldering walls, and even peg free walls.
#FrayLife Tip: Edge Rock gym gives special military discounts on memberships and daily passes.
If you live at the beaches this gym is just a hop, skip and jump away! The atmosphere here is very cool because this place also allows kids, so you can bring along your children or siblings to learn how to climb with you. If you’ve never climbed before you can also sign up for a class to teach you some of the fundamentals. Learn the ins and outs of climbing with classes like rock wall safety, climbing for beginners, and how to boulder climb. The gym also has pretty flexible hours, making it easier to fit a climb into even the most hectic of schedules!
For all of the UNF students reading, this one’s for you. Located on the UNF campus, the Osprey Cliff is a beginner to mid-level climbing wall in the UNF Wellness Center. They even have a club of climbers who meet up a couple times each month to climb here and other places, which is a great way to get active and meet people in the climbing community. This club accepts new and experienced climbers, so whether you are a beginner or a pro you’ll find some really cool friends who enjoy climbing, too!
#FrayLife Tip: Osprey Cliff is also open to the general public for a small fee, and the wellness center has a lot of different fitness activities beyond their really awesome climbing wall.
We know rock climbing is something our fellow Fray-lifers will enjoy because it gets your blood pumping and no climb is ever really like the last no matter how good you are.
Check out some of these places and let us know how you liked them by tagging us using #FrayLife or #JAXFray. Know of another great place to climb? Let us know in the comments below!
Looking for more ways to get active? Join one of the many awesome run clubs that will get you feelin’ fit while meeting new people in Jacksonville.
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