is to promote the values of rock climbing, mountaineering,
and backcountry travel. In alignment with that
purpose, MMA has designed a rock climbing program
for people with disabilities to challenge both
mental and physical boundaries. By exceeding such
boundaries, the inherent human potential for self-discovery
is tapped; and obstacles once thought immense
diminish in perspective.
program is free and open to any person with a
disability who is at least 9 years of age. Together
with Pediatric Potentials, this program
is individually designed to meet the needs of
each disability. A disability is defined as: a
physical or mental impairment that substantially
limits major life activities such as seeing, hearing,
speaking, walking, breathing, performing manual
tasks, learning, caring for oneself, and working.
Examples include: epilepsy, paralysis, HIV infection,
cancer, asthma, developmental delay, cerebral
palsy, and autism.
It has been shown that rock climbing
for people with disabilities increases spatial
perception, eye-hand coordination, and balance.
In addition to achieving these goals, this program
is designed to provide an opportunity social interaction
in a unique setting.
Cost per person: FREE