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Video: An Adaptive Climbing Competition for Able-Bodied and Disabled Climbers

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“When you say an adaptive-style climbing competition, a lot of people thought ‘this is only for people who have disabilities.’ We’re saying the opposite. It’s for everyone. It’s for people able-bodied and disabled to come climb together and learn from each other.”

Adaptive climbing has grown in participants in recent years thanks to collaborative efforts of organizations like OutdoorFest and theĀ Adaptive Climbing Group. This short film outlines the abilities of paraplegic climbers and their dedication to proving that they can muscle up rock walls not only for fun but also for competition.

For details on the 2016 competition on April 9 in NYC, visit I Am Adaptive.