In the Adaptive Climbing Group, paraclimbers have cultivated community, love, and a way to feel powerful.
When Kareemah Batts lost a leg to cancer, she did something no one expected — started the Adaptive Climbing Group.
Batts brought together people with a range of disabilities for rock climbing trips, and the group has since grown into a crucial form of support for its diverse members.
“All of our program leaders — they’re not paid to be here,” Batts says. “We all just want to be here.”
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