* Times are flexible based on group needs

Day 1- Adaptive Climbing Facilitation Course

Introductions and Overview: 9am

    • Introduce Paradox Sports and Instructors
    • Overview of the Day
    • Introduce Group Participants
      • Discuss Backgrounds and Individual Goals
    • Short Film- Gimp Monkeys: 8min
      • Introduction to the Paradox Sports Mindset
    • Disability Etiquette
      • Cultural Norms of the Community


Morning Classroom Session: 10am

    • The Adaptive Climbing Facilitator’s Tool Kit
      • The Paradox Sports Approach
      • Adaptive Strategies
      • Health Concerns
    • Specific Disability “Need-to-Knows”
      • Amputation
      • Paralysis
      • Deafness
      • Blindness
      • Neurological
      • Invisible Physical Disabilities
    • Classroom Session Takeaways


Morning Gym Session: 11:30am

    • Equipment Overview
      • Harnessing
      • Hardware
      • Cordage
      • Adaptive-Specific Equipment
    • Discussion: Risk Management for Indoor Adaptive Climbing
      • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Human Factors
      • Gym Infrastructure
    • Activity: Climbing with Simulated Disabilities
      • Builds Perspective
      • Develops Movement and Coaching Skills

Lunch: 12:30pm

Afternoon Gym Session: 1:30pm

    • Activity Station: Understanding Mechanical Advantage Systems
      • Explaining the MA System
      • Using MA Systems
      • Building MA Systems
    • Activity Station: Practicing Adaptive Climbing Facilitation
      • Role-Playing and Problem Solving in Adaptive Climbing Scenarios
      • Discussion Topics:
        • Power Belay
        • Side Climbing
        • Swinging Falls
        • Lowering


Wrap-up: 3:30pm

    • Review the Day
    • Discussion: Takeaways
    • Next Steps and Staying Involved
    • Participant Feedback Survey

End of Day I: 4-5pm

Day II- Optional Community Climbing Day

Community Day Meeting: 8:30am

    • Discuss Plan for the Day
    • Review Participant Needs
    • Clarify Roles

Set Up: 9:00am

Community Climbing 9:30am-12:15pm

    • Participants Arrive
    • Climbing!

Course Wrap Up 12:30 pm

    • Course Feedback
    • Moving Forward

End of Community Climbing Day: 1pm