This year at Paradox we’ve stepped up our training game – in 2015 our team of trainers has delivered 16 trainings across the US, and even one in Squamish, Canada!
Photo: Pete Davis leading a training here in Colorado earlier in 2015
The release of our 2nd Edition Adaptive Climbing Manual earlier in 2015 began the push for others to establish their own local adaptive sports communities. Our Adaptive Climbing Trainings help climbing facilitators make their programs accessible for people with physical disabilities. We offer trainings focused on both indoor and outdoor climbing, and our clients have included climbing gyms, universities, climbing guides, adaptive organizations, and community groups.
Paradox Sports trainings offer a well-rounded look at what it takes to run great adaptive climbing programs. We cover everything from disability awareness to technical systems, with a focus on hands-on practice. We emphasize the concept of “partners not passengers,” which is a team-based approach where the facilitator and participant work together to create the best possible climbing experience.
These trainings have been made possible by generous grants from The North Face Explore Fund, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Petzl Foundation, and the Nielsen Foundation, all of whom support our goal of helping make all climbing programs in the US accessible. We’re looking forward to offering even more trainings in 2016 and continuing to grow the adaptive communities across the country!
For more information about scheduling a training at your gym or in your area, please contact our Program Manager Adam at [email protected]