West Valley City, UT
Spaces are limited. Registration is required.
The Paradox Sports Adaptive Climbing Initiative is a training program for guides, climbing instructors, climbing wall operators, and recreational climbers to learn the skills necessary to provide high quality adaptive climbing experiences for individuals with disabilities. With support from the North Face, Paradox worked with 60+ individuals including adaptive climbers, veteran service providers, healthcare professionals, equipment manufacturers, and climbing guides to develop a comprehensive curriculum that will help you improve accessibility in your climbing programs.
Our goal is to help every climbing program in the country become accessible for people with disabilities.
Facilitator Registration can be completed through the AMGA website using the button above. Facilitator Course Information:
Dates/Times: October 30, 2022- 9AM-4PM, October 31, 2022- 9AM-12:30PM
Cost: $145: Training and Paradox ACI Handbook Included
* If you wish to personally purchase the Adaptive Climbing Manual book, they are available for $20 during check-out (discounted for course participants - regular price $29.95 + shipping via the Paradox website!)
The course will be hosted at an indoor rock climbing gym. Please bring your climbing harness, lunch, and snacks. Dress code is casual and should be suitable for on-the-wall learning.
Petzl Technical Institute
2929 Decker Lake Dr.
West Valley City, UT 84119
This Adaptive Climbing Initiative Course is with support from the American Mountain Guides Association.
Day One (October 30, 2022):
Classroom and On-the-wall Training
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Day Two (October 31, 2022):
Facilitators + Adaptive Climbing join for the
Adaptive Climbing Community Day
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Meals: There will be a break from approx 12:30pm - 1:30pm on Day One of the course where you are free to leave the facility for lunch, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Day Two will wrap up around 12:30pm. Please bring any snacks that you might want during the day.
Travel: Attendees are responsible for their own travel.
Cancellation Policy: As a courtesy to others who may be on a Waiting List, please notify Paradox Sports as soon as possible if you can no longer attend the training.
Facilitators: If you are joining the two-day course as a facilitator, all attendees must have (at minimum) basic knowledge of climbing and ability to belay prior to attending the course. This helps maximize the time focused on adaptive climbing skills and equipment to make the course a valuable experience for all. If you have never climbed before, or if you are in need of a refresher, please contact your local climbing gym to take an introductory course prior to signing up for the Adaptive Climbing Initiative Facilitator Course.
Adaptive Climbers: If you are an individual with a disability looking to try out climbing then consider joining the Adaptive Climbing Community Day! We welcome all experience levels and disabilities to join for our free half day climbing event. This is a safe and supportive opportunity for people who have never tried climbing to get on the wall, as well as for experienced adaptive climbers to share insight with the newly trained facilitators about their climbing experiences and about disabilities.
Contact National Program Manger Nate McKenzie
Nate@paradoxsports.org or 720-638-5593
Adaptive Climbing Initiative Community Climbing Day
at Petzl Technical Institute
West Valley City, UT