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Adaptive Climbing Clinics at Arc’teryx Climbing Academy 2018

Adaptive climbing in Squamish

The 2018 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy will take place in Squamish from July 19 to 22 and will be a busy gathering of climbers from all over.

A new addition to the clinics offered this year will be a an adaptive climbing course.

Led by Brent Goodman and climbers from the Canadian Adaptive Climbing Society (CAC), top big-wall athlete Craig Demartino (two-time National Adaptive Climbing Champion) will be on hand to share his knowledge.

“Climbing is really important tool for connecting with nature, and learning who you are and what you are capable of; overcoming personal obstacles, help people become more environmentally conscious, and more,” said Goodman to the Adventure Sports Network.

Read the full article by Katherine Erwin here.

“I am an advocate for making climbing accessible for those people who want it and will benefit the most from it. Making climbing a normal part of their life,” said Goodman.

Goodman was inspired by other adaptive groups and began to develop CAC.

“The focus for CAC is not on the stoke of climbing, it is about ‘how do we put the right tools in the hands of people who will actually be able to facilitate the climbing experience?’ … For people who want climbing in their life. We aren’t trying to provide a ‘ride’ or one-time thing, this is for people who want to climb.

Demartino is working on projects in Spain and about to head to Squamish. For more on the Arc’teryx Climbing Academy visit here.

Big wallers David Allfrey and Craig DeMartino in Squamish 2017 Photo Brandon Pullan