ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS

 

As part of our commitment to community, we strive to create climbing spaces which center around disability and inclusion. We believe in the transformational power of climbing, and aim to break down barriers that exist for people with disabilities to enjoy rock climbing.

Intro to Climbing
Youth Adaptive Team

Our Adaptive Youth Team is a great option for youth climbers with disabilities to climb and socialize. In these semi-structured climbing sessions, climbers will learn basic climbing and safety techniques while building fitness and coordination. This program is similar to our Youth Basecamp offering, but with a coaching ratio of 1:2 and is staffed with coaches who specialize in adaptive climbing techniques. Please inquire for more information.

Requirements

  • Must have completed at least one 1:1 session with an adaptive climbing coach, and have a coach recommendation.

When

  • Tuesday 4:30-6pm
  • Thursday 4:30-6pm

Price

  • $150/month, one session per week
Intro to Climbing
Private Instruction

1:1 lessons are available with climbing coaches who specialize in Adaptive Climbing techniques. We provide gear such as grip aids, communication headsets, adaptive climbing harnesses, helmets, knee pads, and lots of stoke. Please inquire for more info!

When

  • Flexible

Price

  • $50/hr
Intro to Climbing
Mesa Rim X ParaCliffHangers Community Night

In partnership with ParaCliffHangers we create welcoming spaces where the disability community can connect and find support among adaptive and non-disabled climbers alike. We celebrate the rich diversity of our members and invite everyone to join us in climbing, belaying, and fostering a community that centers around inclusivity and disability.

This meetup is for ages 16+ and all climbing levels are welcome!

When

  • Wednesdays from 6-8pm

Price

  • $10 for Non-Members
  • FREE for Members
Intro to Climbing
Mesa Rim X ParaCliffHangers Youth Meetup

In partnership with ParaCliffHangers we create welcoming spaces where the disability community can connect and find support among adaptive and non-disabled climbers alike. We celebrate the rich diversity of our members and invite everyone to join us in climbing, belaying, and fostering a community that centers around inclusivity and disability.

All climbing levels are welcome! Please register in advance so we know how many climbers to expect.

When

  • Last Sunday of each month from 3-5pm

Price

  • FREE

Frequently Asked Questions

What demographic does this program serve?

The Adaptive and Innovative Climbing Program serves communities with disabilities or chronic medical conditions. The AICP also seeks to include non-traditional climbing communities like the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Is any adaptive equipment provided?

Mesa Rim can provide various types of harnesses including traditional waist harness, youth and adult full body harness, and wheelchair harness. Mesa Rim can also provide prosthetic climbing feet.

Are there any medical conditions that disqualify a climber from participating?

Mesa Rim does not restrict anyone from climbing based on medical history, but we do encourage participants to communicate with their instructors regarding any challenges they may have and to not push beyond what they are physically comfortable with.

Can my autistic child climb if they are having behavioral problems?

Yes! Mesa Rim encourages all climbers with autism to participate. Climbers may need to begin by practicinging at The Academy during off-hours until we can work through any behavioral problems that pose a risk to the child or other climbers. Mesa Rim also invites any occupational or behavioral therapists to attend climbing sessions at the family’s discretion.

Will I be able to get around the gym if I am in a wheelchair?

Yes, Mesa Rim is fully accessible for climbers in chairs.

Will my prosthetic fall off while I am climbing?

Possibly! We encourage amputees to consult their prosthetist to discuss the best securing options. Mesa Rim can also provide prosthetic leashes if needed.