Because walls are for every body!
Adaptive Climbing Victoria (ACV) offers people living with a disability the opportunity to participate in the sport of rock climbing, both competitively and socially, no matter their ability
Started in 2018 as a Special Project of SCV, ACV came to life as the team saw a need to promote awareness around including people with disability within the climbing community. ACV is aiming to create pathways for people with disabilities to participate in rock climbing, while at the same time educating the existing climbing community about how they can help.
ACV are helping to grow the adaptive community of climbers through a number of events and projects including:
- Come and Try days: Social days for those interested to experience climbing in a no-pressure environment
- Paraclimbing Training Camps for budding competitors (in partnership with Sport Climbing Australia
- Volunteer training: Teaching the wider community to facilitate positive first-time climbing experiences for people with different disabilities
- Outdoor climbing excursions for people with different disabilities
- Fundraising events to purchase adaptive climbing equipment
- Casual meet-up sessions: offering a social climbing outing and a community catch-up
- Building a network of people who are passionate about climbing and who can share their skills to facilitate inclusive climbing opportunities
Sport Climbing Victoria is committed to facilitating welcoming nad inclusive events and industry change, check out the Disability Action Plan here
Get in Touch With ACV
You can stay up to date with upcoming ACV events by following our Instagram and Facebook pages. Stay in the loop for upcoming Come and Try days, volunteer training sessions, outdoor excursions and fundraisers. If you’d like to get involved or have any questions, you can shoot the team a message.
Alternatively, you can reach the team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credits: Yvette Harrison