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PETITION: Keep Paraclimbing in the IFSC World Championships!


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

Hey folks! I know that plastic isn't real climbing and comps are ruining climbing and blah blah blah but read on...

The 2019 Climbing World Championships are in Tokyo this August. For the first time since 2014, Paraclimbing is NOT being included. We are told that there was a scheduling error with planning the event, and Paraclimbing is bearing the cost of that error. Current plans are to move Paraclimbing to a separate competition in France where it will receive little of the attention that comes with climbing alongside the able bodied athletes. We believe that disabled athletes deserve the opportunity to compete on the same world stage as all of the other athletes.

Please take a look at our petition and consider signing and sharing. Showing the IFSC that people are truly invested in the paraclimbing community will help us not only for this, but will help give us a voice going forward.

Much love, your resident gimpy climber

Read and Sign the Petition Here

Greg Miller · · Westminster, CO · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 30

Signed!

La MoMoface · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60
Greg Miller wrote: Signed!

THANK YOU GREG YOU HAVE THE BEST BEARD!!!

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

Polar put her paw print on this.

La MoMoface · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60
aikibujin wrote: Polar put her paw print on this.

That's because she's the very best doggo <3

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

Bump for the morning coffee crew...

Adrienne DiRosario · · Troy, NY · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

Signed. It might only be me, but I nearly didn’t click on the link. When I read the title I was thinking that they needed volunteers. Maybe a reword on the subject line would drive more traffic?

Dave Holliday · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2003 · Points: 1,402

Signed. Good luck!

La MoMoface · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60
Adrienne DiRosario wrote: Signed. It might only be me, but I nearly didn’t click on the link. When I read the title I was thinking that they needed volunteers. Maybe a reword on the subject line would drive more traffic?

Done! Is that better?

Adrienne DiRosario · · Troy, NY · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0
La MoMoface wrote:

Done! Is that better?

Looks good to me! 

Tyler Johnson · · Santa Barbara · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 117

Signed and shared on Twitter. The IFSC should be ashamed of itself. They use disabled athletes as free advertising and then shuffle them off at the first sign of inconvenience.

eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 523

Signed. Wish y'all the best of luck.

[Insert voice of a crusty old timer] Of course sport climbing is neither and plastic is even worse.

Honestly, though, paraclimbing is probably the only form of comp climbing that actually worth caring about. Y'all should be at the top of the list, not the bottom. 

snug · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 0

signed

La MoMoface · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60
Tyler Johnson wrote: Signed and shared on Twitter. The IFSC should be ashamed of itself. They use disabled athletes as free advertising and then shuffle them off at the first sign of inconvenience.

This is my biggest grief. You know they used us a bargaining chips with the IOC...

Jaren Watson · · Idaho · Joined May 2010 · Points: 2,506

Let’s keep this thread at top!

Anthony DiFronzo · · Denver, CO · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 30

Signed! Best of luck Mo! 

John Ryan · · Poncha Springs, CO · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 170

Signed. 

Davis Badger · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 274

Signed + free bump, keep the momentum going

Andrew Poet · · Central AZ · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 161

Signed. Bump.

MarcYY · · Flagstaff, AZ · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 20

Signed

Emmett Lyman · · Boston, MA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 480

Thanks MoMoFace for posting this

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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