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Team USA sent 14 athletes to Paraclimbing Worlds in Spain!

Check out a full video of the finals.

Yosemite National Park Welcomes Paradox Sports for a 9/11 Celebration
We took the opportunity to memorialize September 11th this year by celebrating veteran community! The Paradox Sports team headed to Yosemite National Park with a group of enthusiastic veterans and volunteers. We climbed and hiked in all different areas of the park - from a weeklong ascent of El Capitan to a 9/11 ascent of Royal Arches. We shared sunny days of climbing, laughing, and letting go of our disabilities.

This trip would not have been possible without dozens of volunteers, partnership with Yosemite National Park and Yosemite DNC, and funding from Marmot. It always amazes us how selfless and giving people are for a cause they care about. Thank you to all of our supporters for creating a true community around adaptive sports!

Left: Photo of Timpson Smith leading on El Capitan by Chris Guinn. Find more Yosemite photos on our Facebook page and national news coverage by Fox here!
Upcoming Events
Rocktoberfest: Red River Gorge Adaptive Climbing
October 11th-12th

Paradox Sports and Catalyst Sports are teaming up to host an adaptive climbing event at Red River Gorge, Kentucky in conjunction with Rocktoberfest, an incredible festival held by the Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition. Climbing guides, instruction, meals and lodging are all included in a low registration fee. Variety of experience levels, abilities and ages welcome! We are also including a discount rate for friends or family members.
 Read more and register here >>>
Shelf Road Adaptive Climbing in Colorado
October 17th-19th

Join Paradox Sports for its legendary Rocks event with 2 days of awesome adaptive climbing on the popular cliffs at Shelf Road! This is a fun and casual meetup weekend filled with adaptive climbing techniques, equipment and tips demonstrated by adaptive athletes, staff and experienced volunteers. Registration includes meals, camping, climbing belayers, gear, assistance & activities. This weekend is not to be missed!


Paradox News
Adaptive Grand Teton Recap

Looming weather almost scared us off of the Grand Teton for our adaptive climbing trip in September, but Exum Guides and our group of motivated participants made the push and summited! The team was joined by photographer and filmaker Will Strathmann to capture the adventure, like the amazing picture of Vasu Sojitra above. The trip was our last mountain summit of the season. Now it's time for fall crag climbing in New York, Kentucky, and Colorado!
Join us at Adventure Film

This weekend, Oct. 3rd and 4th, Paradox Sports will be joining the festivities of the Adventure Film Festival in Downtown Boulder! We will have booths in the lobby of Boulder Theater and in the Adventure Street Fair and our movie Prevail, Sean O'Neill's first paraplegic ascent of Bridal Veil Falls, will be playing Saturday night! Come visit us! Tickets can be bought here for single movies, days, or the whole weekend.

Paradox Team Updates!

Co-founder Timmy O'Neill just returned from a three week paddle of the Grand Canyon with blind athletes Erik Weihenmayer and Lonnie Bedwell. You can read updates from the trip at The photo above, attributed to Nature Valley, is of Erik Weihenmayer during the trip.

Board Member Rob Coppolillo has completed all his guiding courses and examinations and has become a fully certified internationally recognized IFMGA licensed Mountain Guide. We are extremely proud of Rob for this major accomplishment. Three cheers for Rob!

Board Member Maureen Beck and Ambassadors Craig DeMartino and Aika Yoshida competed in Paraclimbing Worlds in Spain along with several other Paradox Sports friends! See the link at the top of this newsletter to view the finals. 
Recent and Upcoming Fundraisers

The Boulder Mountain Institute is donating proceeds from its Alaska Expedition to Paradox Sports! The expedition takes place May 4th - 1oth. Info at the BMI website.

The Denali store in New Haven hosted a Radical Reels Tour showing to benefit Paradox Sports! Almost 250 tickets were sold and the proceeds will go to East Coast Paradox Sports programs. Thanks to Board Member Nate McKenzie and Denali for organizing the event!