First Climb is an introduction to adaptive rock climbing or paraclimbing. Whether a clinic is held using a portable rock wall or in a rock climbing gymnasium, First Climb introduces those facing physical or mobility challenges to the thrill of rock climbing. Both upper and lower body strength and core are built along with problem solving skills and self esteem are all part of adaptive rock climbing.
Clinics are held under the oversight of First Climb Director, Ronnie Dickson, CP or one of his First Climb staff. Working together with the local climbing community, First Climb works to insure safety and comfort as well as success for each climber. Participants can be coached from the ground and accompanied up the wall to the best outcome for each climber. We continue to challenge ourselves and our fellow climbers to be the best you can be.
"Climbing is a very accessible sport for persons with disabilities. Even if it is something that participants only do once, it will be one more experience that they have accomplished and have under their belt. The lessons learned climbing can help other obstacles in life seem smaller in comparison so I believe these clinics are an asset to helping people with disabilities overcome all of their life challenges" said Ronnie Dickson.
OPAF offers First Climb to attendees at NO CHARGE!!!
Upcoming First Climb Clinics
June 24, 2017
First Climb Clinic
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Earth Treks Rockville
Sponsored by Orthocare Solutions
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