World-class climbing facility and dog spa to come Central Florida

Central Florida area residents, get your climbing shoes ready.


High Point Climbing and Fitness will open its first facility in Orlando’s Packing District -- an innovative climbing experience with a 45,000-square-foot gym that will launch in 2024.

Adults and children will have the opportunity to be introduced to climbing. Dogs won’t be left out with a pet hotel next to the fitness center.

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The gym will include a 55-foot-tall rope climbing area with a competition speed wall and a large bouldering and training area. Beyond climbing, the facility will have a fitness area with weights, strength, and aerobic machines, a yoga studio, locker rooms with showers, and a pro shop.

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The Orlando Packing District includes urban trails and a 100-acre public park for health and wellness, education, arts and community, and sustainability.

Crews began preparing the site for construction in 2018.

The project will continue over the next 10 to 15 years as part of its four-phase master plan.

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“We are extremely excited to partner with Dr. Phillips Charities to develop our flagship gym within this historical property of The Packing District,” says High Point Co-Founder Johnny O’Brien.

To learn more, visit and follow The Packing District on Facebook and Instagram.

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