Veteran-focused Adaptive Climbing Initiative Course
* This course is part of the 2019 Adapt2Achieve Leadership Conference
Central Rock Gym | Rochester, NY
725 Averill Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
Join Paradox Sports and Disabled Sports USA at Central Rock Gym in Rochester, NY for this two day Adaptive Climbing Initiative Course as part of the Adapt2Achieve Leadership Conference! The adaptive climbing initiative is an invitation to all of us – adaptive athletes, recreational climbers, climbing facilitators, gym staff, and volunteers – to rethink what is possible.
Sponsored by The North Face, adaptive climbing courses include a mix of classroom education, open discussions and on-the-wall training and facilitation over a two day period. Facilitators explain the specifics for creating and curating an adaptive climbing program while developing safe, inclusive, supportive communities for adaptive athletics. With a focus on physical adaptation for climbing with paralysis, amputation, visual/hearing impairment, and neuromuscular disorders, these courses provide information and access to adaptive climbing equipment, the first of its kind comprehensive adaptive climbing manual, systems and resources. The expert anecdotes and lessons provided serve adaptive athletes, climbing wall instructors, outdoor guides, physical therapists, and well-being advocates of all types.
In partnership with DSUSA, and with support from the Department of Veterans Affairs, this training is offered at no cost to disabled veterans, disabled members of the armed services, VA staff and adaptive sport providers who serve disabled Veterans.
Thursday June 6, 9AM – 4:30PM
Friday June 7, 9AM – 12PM
For questions, please contact Director of Programs Dave Elmore at Dave@paradoxsports.org, or call the Paradox Office 720-638-5593