Adaptive Rock Climbing

Adaptive Adventures is currently partnering with Paradox Sports to offer tri-monthly climbing opportunities in Boulder, Golden, and Thornton.  Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced climber, we welcome your participation in the Adaptive Climbing Club. The schedule is as follows: read more
Midwest Adaptive Climbing Club The Midwest Adaptive Climbing club is a new program offered by Adaptive Adventures in partnership with Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym. Midwest Adaptive Climbing  provides opportunities for persons with physical disabilities and their loved ones to enjoy the sport and lifestyle of... read more

       

 

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.