Adaptive Climbing Group is a community 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 to the Adaptive Climbing Group, 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 damaged 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.