We’re proud to partner with Adaptive Climbing Group to offer a monthly Adaptive Climbing Day here at Central Rock Gym Rochester, and we also offer private sessions! To sign up for the monthly climbing session, please see the link below. If you’re interested in private sessions or have any questions about anything Adaptive Climbing related, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next Adaptive Climbing Event will be on Sunday, March 26th, from 11am – 1pm. Please REGISTER HERE whether you plan to volunteer or climb.
We’ll also be holding a Volunteer Training Session on Sunday, March 5th, from 11am – 1pm. Please REGISTER HERE.
All volunteers and belayers, as well as friends and family, must have a Central Rock Gym Waiver on file with us! Please be sure to fill out the waiver in advance.
Adaptive Climbing programs open the door for people with permanent disabilities to have opportunities to inclusively participate in the sport of climbing. If you have a permanent disability that limits normal daily function physically and developmentally, then you are an Adaptive Climber! We welcome casual climbers and those who are interested in competing. Climbers who wish to compete are recognized by USA Climbing and the International Federation of Sport Climbing in 4 categories:
- 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.
Adaptive Climbing is taking the already existing abilities of a person and helping them participate in the sport. If you have any physical disabilities and are looking for a challenging physical and mental experience, come join our group – children and adults welcome!
Stay tuned to this webpage and link below for future dates of Adaptive Climbing events.