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"I didn't know if I'd be strong enough to do the whole climb. For a paraplegic, it looks pretty big, pretty badass and super hard." - Sean O'Neill

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Sean O'Neill Makes the First Paraplegic Ascent of Bridal Veil Falls!
On February 26, Sean O'Neill became the first paraplegic to climb Bridal Veil Falls, a thundering waterfall that pours into Telluride's box canyon and, in its frozen form, was for decades considered one of the most difficult ice climbs in the country. His journey will be featured in the documentary "Struggle" and is set to premiere at Telluride's Mountainfilm Festival in May.

O'Neill is a pioneer of sit climbing who has helped design an adaptive system of pulleys for ice axes and other equipment to help him get up pitches. Unable to use his legs since he broke his back jumping into the Mississippi River 22 years ago, O'Neill pulled himself up the imposing 365-foot wall of ice using just his upper body.


Upcoming Dates for the Front Range Adaptive Climbing Club

Whether you're a seasoned climber or total beginner, this is a great opportunity to have fun and connect with fellow adaptive climbers. The cost is $10 for those who register online at least two days in advance or $15 at the door. Registration includes a day pass to the climbing gym, gear rentals and belayers. All ages, skill levels and physical disabilities welcome! 
Mar 10: Boulder Rock Club
Mar 19: Earth Treks
Mar: 28: Rock'n and Jam'n

April 14: Boulder Rock Club
April 16: Earth Treks
April 25: Rock'n and Jam'n  

Sender One Clinic
March 29 


Join us for a fun, informative adaptive climbing clinic on March 29 at the Sender One climbing gym in Santa Ana, CA. Learn to use specialized climbing equipment and receive advice from professional, AMGA certified adaptive athletes. This is designed to be a great experience for all skill levels, physical disabilities and adaptive needs. There is a morning session from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Both sessions are free and include gear rental!


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Paralympic Kick-Off Party



Paradox Sports and Adaptive Adventures are hosting a Paralympic Game Night at Dave & Busters on Friday, March 7 starting at 6 p.m. This is a great way to meet people from the Front Range Adaptive Climbing Club and cheer on your favorite athletes competing in Sochi!


Go Heidi Jo Duce!!!!







ABS Nationals Paraclimbing Competition 2014

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Paradox Sports attended the 2014 American Boulder Series (ABS) National Championships at CityRock climbing gym in Colorado Springs, CO. Adaptive athletes from across the nation came together to compete in the Citizens' Competition. 


"Everyone was there to climb as hard as they could. It made me ready to train harder and take it more seriously," said Maureen Beck, who placed third in the Upper Extremities Division. Beck had to compete in the same category as the male upper extremity amputees since she was the only female in her division.  

Paradox Ice Introduces Adaptive Athletes to the Thrills of Ice Climbing 

Paradox Ice instructor Chad Jukes, a U.S. Army veteran whose foot was amputated following an encounter with an anti-tank mine while on patrol in northern Iraq, said participating in the annual event has been a transformative experience for him and fellow participants. 

"The camaraderie, the group environment is a powerful thing," said Jukes, who now lives in Ouray County. "It's amazing how people rally around each other and are super supportive. At the end of the experience, participants are a lot more open and accepting about what has happened to them.

Paradox Sports Visits the University of Central Missouri


They can't walk across a room, but some people can climb a wall and Saturday they showed others just how liberating that can be.

Trying to get to the top of a climbing wall can be daunting for anyone, but imagine trying to climb one with one fewer limb or another physical challenge. That's what folks at Paradox Sports do and they say the higher they climb the more grounded they become.


"There's something magic about moving upward," Sean O'Neill said.