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ADAPTIVE CLIMBING SUMMIT

Adaptive Climbing Summit
July 1-3, 2022

Boulder, CO

COST: $150 per person

OVERVIEW

Welcome to the Adaptive Climbing Summit, hosted by Paradox Sports. This first-of-its-kind event is a gathering of the nation’s top adaptive climbing athletes, facilitators, community leaders, and disability experts. Adaptive climbing and competitive paraclimbing are constantly evolving. This summit will help you stay current with in-depth information and hands-on practice facilitated by adaptive climbing’s most knowledgeable and experienced instructors.

Since 2007, Paradox Sports has been a place to connect, push your limits, and change beliefs about what’s possible with a disability. Each year we impact more than 600 people of all (dis)abilities including spinal cord injuries, amputations/limb difference, visual impairment, traumatic brain injuries, neurological conditions, PTSD, and more. Our industry leading ACI training has been delivered to over 90+ facilities in over 35 states across the country. 

Join us as we share our experiences and expertise in adaptive climbing with the goal of helping every climbing gym and program in the country become accessible to climbers with disabilities.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Adaptive climbing community leaders
  • Paraclimbing coaches and trainers
  • Climbing gym operators
  • Rock and ice climbing instructors/guides

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • How to engage as a Paradox Sports Instructor
  • Adaptive Climbing Initiative curriculum including;
    • Teaching skills and instructional technique
    • The “NEW” disability etiquette
    • Health concerns and risk management
    • Modern rope systems for adaptive climbing
      • Mechanical advantage simplified
      • Climbing on the Moon – a new counterweight system
  • Updated info from disability experts
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Veterans and Invisible disabilities
  • Plus, optional post-Summit AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Certification (20 hours)- July 4-5, 2022

SCHEDULE

NOTE: This itinerary is an outline of the course.
A finalized schedule will be emailed to you before the course start date.

ARRIVAL AND WELCOME DINNER

Friday, July 1, 2022

6pm-8:30pm

ADAPTIVE CLIMBING SUMMIT

July 2-3, 2022

9am-5pm

POST-SUMMIT AMGA CLIMBING WALL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

July 4-5, 2022


9am-7pm, 20 hours

FAQS
Covid-19 Guidelines