This event is open to the public but is meant to provide intermediate to advanced facilitation skills and information to experienced adaptive climbing facilitators. Adaptive community leaders, coaches, gym employees, adaptive and paraclimbers, program managers, and former Adaptive Climbing Initiative students are all invited to attend. All attendees should have a working knowledge of top-rope belay systems for indoor climbing.
Visit the Adaptive Climbing Summit webpage for updates on the presenters and topics to be covered. Our goal is to provide a robust venue where adaptive climbing leaders from around the country gather to share information and skills that can help us all build community and improve our adaptive and paraclimbing practices. The Summit will consist of (6) 90-minute sessions blending classroom, roundtable discussion, and practical skill sessions at the climbing wall.
There are a handful of hotel and AirBnB options nearby the gym. This year’s ACS will be held at the Spot Climbing Gym in Louisville, CO. You can find a handful of hotels within a 10-minute drive in Louisville. Some other great areas to check are Superior, Broomfield, and Boulder. For example, the Holiday Inn and Hyatt in Broomfield tend to have availability and reasonable prices.
Paradox Sports does not provide transportation to and from events. If needed, we will do our best to connect you with others traveling from a similar area to set up carpooling or help provide information on public transport in the area.
Please come prepared for a day of both classroom sessions and on-the-wall training. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that you can climb in. Please come with your climbing kit (harness, shoes, belay device, chalk), something to write with, snacks and water, and any medications that you may need. If you need to borrow any gear, please let us know ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The host facility does have a wheelchair-accessible entrance, lobby, bathroom, and first-floor classroom. Like most climbing gyms, the climbing terrain is protected by padded flooring which can present some challenges for mobility. If you have any questions or if we can make any accommodations to help improve accessibility and your experience, please don’t hesitate to reach out.