Adaptive Rock Climbing



Rock climbing is and has been a growing recreational sport for many reasons; health and fitness, strength training, flexibility, balance, and adventure.  Climbing also requires mental strategies of planning, anticipation, and focus.  Climbing is inherently a social activity that encourages like minded people to come together and form a community sharing experiences, stories, success, and challenges.

Adaptive rock climbing is no different, more systems are being developed to assist people with disabilities to experience the joys of climbing.  Climbing is one of those sports/activities that has been adapted for people with all sorts of disabilities to take part in. Amputees can learn to use their prosthetics in a way to help propel them up the rock face. Paras and quads can use handlebar-style "ascenders" to grip a rope and ratchet themselves up. There are even different climbing harnesses with extra wide strapping and padding to help with pressure issues for those of us that don't have feeling. This is one of many sports that, depending on your ability level, you might not even need any adaptive equipment at all.

Adaptive Adventures is currently partnering with Paradox Sports to offer bi-monthly climbing opportunities on Tuesday nights in Boulder.  Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced climber we welcome your participation. We are also currently working on getting some dates for outdoor climbing trips this summer.

IF YOU ARE YOU INTERSTED: We need to gain an idea of the number of participants and volunteers that are interested in helping us get this adventure “off the ground”. 

Please contact David Schmid at or 303-679-2770 x 7, with your name and if you are an interested participant or volunteer. 


We look forward to hearing from you!!!