As the national leader in adaptive climbing, Paradox Sports is well positioned to support your organizational needs through the delivery of high quality custom adaptive climbing programs. Our mission is to transform lives and communities through adaptive climbing opportunities that defy convention. Paradox Sports offers accessible climbing experiences for people with disabilities, empowering people with a disability to lead a life of adventure. Allow us to fulfill our mission, while helping move your mission forward through the professional delivery of custom adaptive rock, ice and mountaineering climbing programs that are accessible to everyone.


We literally wrote the Adaptive Climbing Manual and our staff have a depth of experience in all disciplines of climbing. We strive to staff each of our custom programs with an American Mountain Guide Association trained and/or certified instructor, who also serves as a lead educator for our Adaptive Climbing Initiative courses and our national trips.
Let us take the lead in developing a one-day to multi-day adaptive climbing program for you, which will adhere to a high standard of safety and quality. We will develop a program that alleviates the need for complicated logistics, including adaptive equipment, instruction and a climbing progression that sets all participants up for success. We have facilitated one-to-one guiding for individuals looking to develop specific skills, and worked with nationally recognized organizations in serving their respective populations and delivering transformational experiences.
Paradox Sports strives to serve all individuals regardless of ability, and encourages individuals considering this program to review our Essential Eligibility Criteria here.


“I felt understood as someone who had a major accident but also wants to adventure and climb and face my fears. Many times when I was in a wheelchair, I felt invisible. It was an honor to get to see, meet, help, wait with, talk with, climb with, laugh with, and everything else with so many cool people who understand this.” – Jackie Helpern, 2019 Paradox Participant
“Paradox is by far the best experience I have had with any program I have worked with or been a part of. The community is loving and caring and it makes you feel at home.” – Anonymous 2020 Participant
“I love sports. I play wheelchair tennis and basketball. Climbing has been a new sport for me, and I love it. I use sports to drive me, to set goals and achieve them. Sports will hopefully be part of my college future and I want to go to the Paralympics. For me, this climb just proved that if I try something and set goals, I can be successful. This mindset helps me with those tasks that I don’t particularly love too, like reading for schoolwork.” – Hannah Exline, 2018 Paradox Participant
“It really was one of the top 10 weekends of my life. I cannot thank you all enough.” – Anonymous 2019 Participant

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