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Work Smart, Play Well
The mission of Duke Adaptive Climbing is to provide rock climbing opportunities to individuals with disabilities in the triangle area. Opportunities to learn to rock climb are available to ambulatory and non-ambulatory teens, adults and children ages 6 and up.
Duke Adaptive Climbing is a volunteer driven program that works to create a welcoming and fully inclusive environment to learn the sport of rock climbing. We currently offer monthly clinics at the Duke Climbing Wall, Triangle Rock Club and the Chapel Hill Community Center. We are always looking for new volunteers and participants to get involved with our program.
Upcoming Adaptive Climbing Clinic Dates:
Duke Indoor Climbing Wall | 10:30am-12:30pm | Wilson Recreation Center
Saturday, January 25
Saturday, February 8
Saturday, April 11
Triangle Rock Club
Saturday, January 18 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Triangle Rock Club - Durham Location
Sunday, February 23 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Triangle Rock Club - Morrisville Location
Sunday, March 29 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Triangle Rock Club - North Raleigh Location
Sunday, April 26 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Triangle Rock Club - North Raleigh Location
Sunday, May 31 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Triangle Rock Club - Morrisville Location
Duke Adaptive Climbing is a unique opportunity for hand-on volunteering experience with a dynamic group of climbers. With monthly adaptive adaptive climbs at the Chapel Hill Community Center, Triangle Rock Club and Duke University we're always looking for additional help to support our climbers.
New volunteers will be trained in how to modify general belaying technique for our program and in the use of adaptive techniques to aid our participants. Any volunteer that will be belaying with the program will need to pass a belay check with a staff member, if you don't already hold a current belay pass for that facility. Previous belay or climbing experience is not a requirement to volunteer with us, although very helpful!
Must be 16 years or older
An interest in working with individuals with various disabilities to experience rock climbing
Ability to work with others, communicate clearly, and maintain