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Old 08-02-2014, 16:27   #1
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Rock Climbing in the Bahamas

Spent some time last Spring exploring the climbing potential in Eleuthera. It's good! Any other climbers out there know of areas to climb in the bahamas?

http://highexposures.com/blog/2014/0...n-the-bahamas/More info!

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Old 08-02-2014, 18:49   #2
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Re: Rock climbing in the Bahamas

I know of some cave diving there but that's a different kind of vertical...

BTW, great picture :-) Did you mean to take the plunge?
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Old 08-02-2014, 18:50   #3
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The plunge is how you get down!
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Old 08-02-2014, 18:55   #4
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Re: Rock climbing in the Bahamas

Ha! Yes, I get it now. I just looked at your blog and see there's no rappel needed. Looks fantastic.
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Old 08-02-2014, 19:01   #5
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Re: Rock climbing in the Bahamas

Cat Island. Can't get any higher in the Bahamas.
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Vasco - tell me more!
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Old 08-02-2014, 19:04   #7
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Re: Rock climbing in the Bahamas

Highest point in the Bahamas.
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Height is erroneous. Does it have exposed cliffs like Eleuthera?
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Just pulling your chain.
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Great photo!
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Re: Rock climbing in the Bahamas

We found a few caves on cliff faces to explore in Little Harbor on Abico.

Also, you can do the cliff faces and sea caves on Lake Superior. Lake Superior's Apostle Island Sea Caves Open for the First Time in Years, and They'll Mystify You (PHOTOS) - weather.com

'Almost Otherworldly': The Sea Caves Of Lake Superior, On Ice : The Two-Way : NPR

We've done this one in Presque Isle park in Marquette. #26 – Jump off a Cliff (and into Lake Superior) at Black Rocks! | Things To Do In The U.P.

The ICE CLIMBING festival begins this weekend at Munising/Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Ice climbing festival begins in Munising | ABC 10
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Frickin BRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
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Re: Rock climbing in the Bahamas

Not Bahamas, but a friend of mine in Thailand has some great cliffs out of the water he climbs on, sometimes with a belayer on a boat, or sometimes jumping off like that.


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Re: Rock climbing in the Bahamas

Well, you started out with an island whose average height above sea level is like 5' so there's a lot of room to work your way up. We do a lot of rock climbing from the boat.

Here's a picture of my son ready to drop. The cliff goes on up about another 1,500'. I'd guess Mark will know where the photo was taken.
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You won't need Oxygen gear.
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