Paradox Sports rock climbing trips are multi-day outdoor experiences where you get to take your skills to the next level! Each year we travel to the most iconic climbing destinations across the country to provide accessible rock climbing opportunities for people with disabilities. Climbers and volunteers travel from all over to climb on the granite walls in Yosemite to the lime stone crags of Red River Gorge. Some trips require camping, while others are run out of cabins or other lodging. See specifics about the trips below.
Join Paradox Sports for a day of climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park! Those new to outdoor climbing will be based at the Supremacy top-rope crag. More experienced climbers can team up with other participants and will be paired with a guide to attempt various single and multi-pitch climbs throughout the Park. Paradox staff will be in touch ahead of the event to get more information for planning to pair you with the right guides and crag to meet your goals. We can’t guarantee you will be on the exact route and goals you request but we will do our best to make sure we are as close as possible. Guides working with both newer and more experienced climbers are excited not only to climb but to teach as well, so come with questions and learning objectives.
Red River Gorge is one of the most popular climbing meccas east of the Mississippi! Torrent Falls, the private crag we use, has climbs from 5.5 to 5.12 – there’s something for everyone! We will go over the basics of climbing and how to move well over rock tailored for various physical disabilities. The weekend features two days of climbing, connecting with other climbers and improving technical skills. A huge thank you to Dr. Bob Matheny for hosting many years of Paradox at the Red.
In 2017 Paradox Sports ran our first ever skills camp in iconic Joshua Tree National Park!
Want to learn to lead? Build and clean anchors? Ascend a line? Rescue an injured partner?
This trip is for adaptive athletes who want to become more independent climbers by pushing their technical and movement skills to the next level. Joshua Tree is one of the best teaching areas in the country, and we’ll be there at one of the best times of year. We’ll be camping, climbing, and practicing our skills for a week during prime spring conditions. The gorgeous scenery, wide variety of climbing terrain, easy approaches, and classic routes all add up to “Josh” being a climbing area with something for everyone.
This is an advanced trip intended for people of all abilities who already have some climbing experience. Participants can expect lots of individualized attention from our AMGA certified guides and expert volunteers. Topics covered will vary based on the personal goals of group members.