Helping Children with Disabilities Reach New Heights

Adaptive Climbing Festival

Often times adaptive climbers do not have many or even any other adaptive climbers in their community. We know it’s hard to do it alone in climbing and frankly it’s simply more fun if you can work on things with others, problem solve, and share our experiences. In that spirit we’ve partnered with Adaptive Adventures and Evolv to host The Adaptive Climbing Festival. With this festival we hope to create a gathering place for adaptive climbers from around the country in order to give them the opportunity to meet, climb, share experiences, and learn from one another.

Dates: March 1, 2018 – March 4, 2018
Location: Horse Pens 40 – 3525 Co Rd 42, Steele, AL 35987
Cost: $30 – adaptive participant (only $10 due at time of registration)  Link: HERE
Housing: Camping and Cabins will be available for rent.  (Pre-registration Link: HERE - complete participant registration first)


Preliminary Schedule of Events:
March 1:
2:00 PM (EST) – The Catalyst Van leaves from ATL airport for HP 40
5:00 PM (CST)- Participant Check-In Opens

March 2: 
Introductory Clinics & Open Climbing
Introductory Clinics & Open Climbing

March 3: 
Morning Yoga
Adaptive Bouldering Competition


“Send your Project” Clinics
Open Climbing
Film Fest / Slide Shows
BBQ Dinner Party
Raffles and Prizes

March 4:

Morning Yoga
Open Climbing & Clinics

12:00 PM (CST) – Festival Officially Ends
1:00 PM (CST) – Catalyst Sports Van departs HP 40 for ATL Airport



Participant Registration :

Adaptive Athletes please register: HERE

Registration Payment: To complete your registration please make a donation of $10 to Peak Potential.  The remaining balance of registration and housing will be collected at the time of the festival.  We recommend donating through our Network for Good profile HERE.
Please be sure to include your contact information (name and e-mail) and a designation note of “Adaptive Climbing Festival”

Volunteer Registration:

Volunteer Registration Link: HERE

Adaptive Adventures (

Adaptive Adventures is a 501c3 that focuses on getting people with physical disabilities outside and active again. Through adventure sports such as rock climbing, skiing, and many others, they show people that life is full of adventure no matter your particular circumstances.


Title Sponsor:
Evolv Sports (

Evolv is a US-based performance climbing and outdoor footwear company dedicated to creating high friction technical rock shoes and performance casual footwear

Additional Sponsors:

Bluewater Ropes:
Organic Climbing:
Tailor Made Prosthetics:
The Cliffs Climbing + Fitness:
Pebble Wrestler Collective:


"It was just a challenge for me. That's what we do here, take on challenges" - Evan (participant)