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Paradox Sports Comp Team


As we continue to empower individuals and create community, we are excited to announce the first Paradox Sports adaptive climbing comp team!  Paradox Sports is proud to support a competitive paraclimbing team and we invite interested adaptive athletes to apply! As outlined in our newest Strategic Plan, our focus of expanding opportunities through investing in people and program growth has led us to create this opportunity. We thank our community for helping identify this new opportunity as a priority, and we couldn’t be more excited to open up our first round of applications!


Paradox Sports is looking to create a team composed of a diverse group of individuals, varying in gender, experience levels, and disabilities…and more importantly, a group of individuals who are stoked to be a positive force in the adaptive climbing space! As a member of the team, you are psyched to support other team members, work collaboratively with the team manager and represent yourself and Paradox Sports with professionalism at all times.  Of course, we are also looking for individuals who are psyched about competing and are not afraid to push their individual limits-whatever that may look like. We are also looking for advocates of the Paradox Sports mission. We hope you are as excited as we are! If that sounds like you…consider applying today!
*Check back in 2024 for our next round of applications. 


Our goal is to support individual paraclimbers who have demonstrated commitment to competitive paraclimbing and would benefit from the support of an organized climbing team.
The Paradox Comp Team will consider competitors who:
  1. Have competed in USA Climbing and/or IFSC Championship events in the recent past.
  2. Current USA Climbing member.
  3. Meets USA Climbing & IFSC eligibility requirements for paraclimbing events.
  4. Do not have access to (or have chosen not to participate in) other paraclimbing teams.
If you have any questions about this, please email us at
  • A signed commitment to one or more competitions in 2023
  • This is a 1 calendar year commitment. At the end of the year, all Team Members will be asked to reapply.
  • A blog post within 2 weeks of competition either in the form of storytelling or a Q+A
  • Must compete in The North Face (TNF) gear provided
  • Must give TNF order to us within two weeks of joining the team
  • Within two weeks of joining the team, you will provide Paradox Sports with a photo and bio for our website
  • Team Members agree to monthly check-ins with the Program Manager
  • Ability to commit to being a good teammate and ambassador for Paradox Sports
  • Create a supportive environment for all teammates
  • Must do either an Instagram takeover while at the competition or be able to give Paradox Sports 3-5 good quality photos of you at the competition and a quick caption within one week of the competition
        *Failure to comply with any of the requirements may result in immediate dismissal from the team.
All qualified and accepting team members will receive competition-related reimbursements for expenses i.e. travel & lodging. The level of annual support may vary from year-to-year. All team members will have access to the Program Manager, who will serve as team manager. Additional support will include facilitated team meetings, team manager on-site at competitions, coaching (when budget allows), access to Outdoor Prolink, team uniforms provided by Paradox Sports, and an athlete bio+promotion across all Paradox Sports social media outlets.

Questions? Please contact us at or by phone 720-638-5593