Adapted Climbing

Indoor and OUtdoor

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Climbing is a fantastic way to get fit, build strength and stamina, meet people and get outdoors! It’s a myth that you need to have exceptional upper body strength. A positive attitude will get you a long way.

You don’t need any previous experience or need to be a gymnast, just be keen to have some fun and do some climbing.

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The program introduces participants to adaptive climbing equipment and techniques, opening the sport to people with a wide variety of disabilities. At the introductory sessions, participants are given the chance to experience the thrill of a climb.

The equipment used in adapted climbing includes all of the traditional climbing tools, such as climbing shoes, ropes, and harnesses for both the upper and lower body. Adapted climbing equipment allows people with amputations and limitations in strength and movement to participate.

You are invited to join us. All the equipment is provided — just wear comfortable clothes and be ready to rock! 

While there are definitely physical aspects to climbing, the mental aspects shouldn’t be overlooked – the sport requires you to strategize your moves and visualize the advance route.

Three excellent resources for adaptive climbing include:

The program uses indoor climbing gyms during cooler weather. The greater Delaware Valley region is fortunate to have numerous indoor climbing gyms, including the Gravity Vault in Radnor, PA, which is the current host of our climbing program.

When the weather gets warmer, the program moves outdoors with Fairmount Park and Wissahickon Valley trail providing “crag” and the feel of real rock in your hands.   

To learn more and find out if adapted climbing is for you,

contact us using the form below:

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CLIMBING SCHEDULE

Day: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Gravity Vault, 175 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA


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