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Paradox Sports Helps Rehab Climbers

Christa Brelsford and her puppy, photo by Caroline Treadway.

I wrote a story recently about Paradox Sports for a really cool publication called Elevation Outdoors. I met great people and learned more about prosthetic limbs than I ever thought possible. Climbing’s hard by itself, nevermind when you’re missing a body part. But with or without all the parts, it’s still climbing, it’s still hard and it’s still tons of fun.

Bob Kimbro carries his feet to the crag. They are toy-sized, electric blue climbing shoes almost small enough to fit on a keychain. Kimbro screws the shoes into metal posts where his ankles used to be, ties into the rope and scrambles up a limestone pillar at Shelf Road, a climbing area near Canon City, Colorado. It’s a typical day at the crag with Paradox Sports. Ropes spill out of backpacks, climbers work on problems and puppies curl up in the dirt amid random body parts—legs and feet—strewn around the crag. Please read the rest of the story here.

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