Coming soon! Expected to start at the end of 2023.
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CRG Glastonbury’s adaptive program will be open to those with permanent disabilities to allow them to inclusively participate in the sport of climbing. If you have a permanent disability that limits normal daily function physically and/or developmentally, then you are an Adaptive Climber! We welcome first timers and those who have climbing experience. Volunteers are also welcome to help out and get involved! This program is a great way to meet fellow adaptive climbers and get involved with the CRG Glastonbury climbing community.
Our staff recently went through a training with Paradox Sports in March to learn how to work with adaptive climbers and the equipment, and we hope to begin a monthly adaptive meetup in the fall!
USA Climbing and the International Federation of Sport Climbing recognizes 4 categories of adaptive competitive climbers:
- Amputation/Limb Difference – Limb difference is not amputation and refers to those who have a congenital abnormality of a limb from birth. Sub categories- Upper and lower limbs.
- Neurological – Brain damage causing permanent or degrading neuromuscular damage. Examples include: Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury/Paras – Permanent damage to the Spinal Cord between Cervical and Lumbar segments. Usually wheelchair user.
- Visual impairment – Blind or severe impairment that is not helped with glasses.
CRG Glastonbury’s program may include any of these adaptive climbers, but is not limited to these four.