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  • By Shawn Sturges The majestic views of the Rocky Mountains are some of the most spectacular sights in Colorado. Although I am blind, I remember what the views are like from my youth when we took a family vacation driving through this range and stopping at the top of Pike’s Peak. That first experience in […]

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  • By Enock Glidden My climbing journey was inspired by a friend who worked as a rescue ranger at Mt. Rainier National Park. I marveled at the pictures he would post on social media and it made me want to see those views for myself. Unfortunately, my friend lost his life during a rescue. That day […]

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  • By Aika Yoshida What are the US Adaptive Climbing Nationals like? Well, very different from other rock climbing competitions… All climbing comps have amazing positive energy. There is loud cheering from the audience. Since the spectators are generally comprised of mostly climbers, you can feel this positive energy peak at critical moments during the competition […]

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  • By Will Strathmann Every climber who climbs trad has been there.  You’re two thirds of the way up the route, getting pumped out as your forearms begin to burn, and you need to stop and place that next piece of protection.  Your one foot is wedged into the the crack you’ve followed 40 feet up, […]

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  • By Henry White Dan Boozan simply loves the mountains and the culture that comes with them. From studying engineering and business administration to summiting the Grand Teton, Dan appreciates personal challenge and problem solving. After his biking injury in 2013, Dan moved to Colorado and soon connected with Paradox Sports. Finding a new passion in […]

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  • By Henry White   James Scheri is a backcountry enthusiast. Not only does he enjoy climbing rocks, James is also passionate about cycling, backpacking, fishing, and really anything that gets him out there! He is a USMC veteran who hails from the Midwest. After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Engineering Technology, […]

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  • By Jess Sporte With the unexpected early close of the ice park due to high temperatures and melting ice, I was apprehensive about how much I would enjoy this trip. I had had a busy week, my car was in the shop, I wasn’t sure if I’d know many of the people who were going, […]

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  • by Henry White From racing his wheelchair at 56 miles per hour on the east coast to summiting El Capitan in Yosemite, one could say Enock Glidden is a motivated powerhouse. As a computer scientist, adaptive athlete and blogger, Glidden has accomplished a lot in his life despite being born with Spina Bifida, a birth […]

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  • by Henry White   Just a two-hour drive outside of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is nestled on both the Colorado and Mojave Desert. Comprised of 800,000 acres, Joshua Tree is home to over five thousand sport, trad, and boulder routes of all difficulty levels, and is known as a world-class climbing destination.  The […]

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  • by Sam Sala Meet Vasu Sojitra: a 25-year old Adaptive Advocate and Athlete who joined the Paradox Sports Ambassador Team in 2014 after our trip up the Grand Teton – he became the first known amputee to summit the Grand without a prosthetic. You might recognize him from recent films A Grand Pursuit, Out On A […]

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  • By Sam Sala Born without her left hand, Paradox Sports Ambassador Maureen ‘Mo’ Beck is a force in the world of international paraclimbing. Later this month (Sept 14-18), she’ll be defending her 2014 world title at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships in Paris. We were lucky enough to pull her off the training wall for […]

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  • By Jess Sporte “What an awesome last name!” “You must be a good ‘sport’ climber!” “What a fitting last name!” These are just some of the many comments I receive when people find out that my last name is Sporte (yes, Sporte, like you play sports, except there is an ‘E’ at the end – […]

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