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The Adaptive Climbing Initiative: The North Face and Paradox Sports

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La MoMoFace · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60

MMMMMkay, I will admit to being a bit biased about this one, but here is a new nation wide program that Paradox Sports is launching with HUGE (I mean yuuuuuuuge) support from The North Face.

Check it out, and hopefully you'll be seeing us in a city near you!

The North Face/Paradox Sports

Want to see adaptive climbing brought to your community? Drop me a note and I'll get you connected.

Warm fuzzies, Mo

curt86iroc · · Golden, CO · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 63

the video was shot at ET in Golden. I've seen the adaptive climbing group there on many occasions and i have nothing but praise for the program, instructors and members!!

Nick Andrasik · · Broomfield, CO · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Hey, I climbed with you a bunch at the Mardi Gras flash comp a few weeks back! Glad to see you guys getting a ton of exposure.

If there is anything I can do to help, shout out!

sherb · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 60

I love what Paradox sports is doing, and originally signed up as a volunteer for the Earth Treks event last week. I expected I would only be belaying and not climbing. However, I don't have an ET membership and it seemed I had to pay $15 to get in to belay. Wondering if there are any events to volunteer time without paying a gym entrance fee.

La MoMoFace · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60

@sherb, as long as you're not climbing, volunteers can volunteer for free. However, we always encourage our volunteers to climb too as that really contributes a lot to the community aspect, blurring the line between abled and disabled, so then you'd have to pay the discounted rate of $15 (down from $21) which is the same the participants pay. I hope that makes sense, and I hope we get to see you again!

Basically, I'm a participant and I feel real shitty when I just have someone belay slave me all night, and volunteers that only belay seem to not come back often.

La MoMoFace · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60

And dangit, last week was the first ET night I've missed in a LOOOONG time! I'll be at the next one for sure!

aikibujin · · Castle Rock, CO · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 294

Well, not to name drop or anything... but I've climbed with Maureen before. So yeah, I know someone on TV! Or a climbing video... whatever.

EeT · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 0

This is sooo awesome!!! I am very impressed with anyone who dose not let there differences in the way of there passion. Not to drift but I would really like to hook up with any def climbers. Is there a def climbing group?? I'm learning ASL and have climbed with the hearing impaired before

sherb · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 60

Cool, I didn't know I could climb also! I'll look for the next one.

Line is definitely blurred. From my point of view, the participants in the video are amazingly abled. Tie a hand behind my back or a leg up and I would be flailing all over the place and barely get off the ground.

I know what you mean about feeling bad not trading belays, I feel bad when people do stuff for me when sick/injured.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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