Paradox Sports has been in operation since 2007 after our first climbing event occurred in conjunction with Walter Reed Hospital. Since then, Paradox events have been a place to connect, push your limits, and change beliefs about what’s possible with a disability.

In 2014, Paradox ran programs in 8 different states. Together these programs had 322 participants, a 64% increase from 2013. Combined, we climbed over 179,200 vertical feet! (Before you do the math, yes, that’s equal to over 23 ascents of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan!)

In 2015, we kicked it up a notch to spread the word about the vertical lifestyle. So far in the first quarter of 2015, we have run clinics in 4 different states and trained over 50 people on cutting edge adaptive climbing techniques and skills. 2015’s calendar includes 10 planned programs across 9 states, and an adaptive climbing club that meets 3 times a month at gyms in the Front Range Colorado area.

We operate with support from countless talented volunteers, generous outdoor partners, and individual donors. Your donation helps fuel our programs, keeps the cost to our participants low, and brings the many empowering aspects of adaptive climbing to new people and places.

  • $75 send an adaptive climber on a weekend outdoor experience at the storied cliff at the Shawangunks (the “Gunks”) in NY
  • $150 can cover the costs of a wounded veteran to experience the beauty and challenge of Yosemite National Park with his or her fellow veterans during a 9/11 commemorative ascent of Half Dome
  • $250 can send a disabled participant to Wyoming to challenge themselves on the Grand Teton
  • $500 can cover two travel scholarships for adaptive climbers to scale the frozen vertical walls of Ouray Colorado at our annual ice event
  • $2500 can help bring an adaptive climbing clinic to a new community and give 12 more professionals the tools to bring adaptive climbing to many more people in their area.

You can make a donation or become a Paradox Sports member. Thank you for supporting the Paradox Community!