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rschap


Aug 27, 2012, 8:31 PM
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At my gym we have an adaptive program we do once or twice a month with Colorado Discover Ability. I知 trying to add more aspects to get more people with disabilities involved, I知 currently working a system to help someone in a wheelchair ascend a rope. I have the basic set up with a CAMP Solo attached to the harness and a chest harness and an ascender with a pull up bar attachment. This works great for the stronger clients but I知 trying to work out a pulley system to make it easier for those that can稚 do a pull up. I used the system in the top picture the other night and we had a kids in a wheelchair with the use of only one arm make it to the top 4 times so I know the system works, I知 just wondering if anyone knows a more efficient way to do it. The second picture would be the step in between. Any help would be appreciated.



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Kartessa


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Being a mom of a soon-to-be-seriously-diasbled child, this interests me muchly...

Please share, I'd love be able to keep the kiddo involved even after he starts to lose upper body strength.


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I'm sorry to hear that. I wouldn't consider myself an expert but I would be willing to share whatever information I have. I am currently putting together a detailed blog post for the gyms blog laying out the system we are using. These two set ups seem to work well but I wanted to see if anyone knew of a better way before I posted. I should have all my research done and the post up by the end of the week, I値l let you know when it痴 up. Feel free to message me with any questions.


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I have been working on a climbing system that a person in a wheel chair can really climb, not just climb a rope. We did some test last fall. But I need to get back in to it.


rschap


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I'd be really interested in hearing more about this system. If you have the time please elaborate.


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Thanks!

For now he's content bouldering with me helping (he's only 40lbs/4years old) and swinging on any top ropes but he loves coming out to the crags and as things go and he starts to lose strength, it will be interesting to see how we can adapt and keep him involved


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You may have already talked to them, but I would think the people Paradox Sports would have a wealth of knowledge they could share with you:

http://www.paradoxsports.org/


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If you're able to spend a few $$$ you could seriously tidy that system up.

For the top pic: Buy a rope with a sewn termination, use one carabiner to attach the rope and the pulley at the top, and ditch the rigging plate. You could use a much more compact pulley at the top also. Bottom pic, you should be able to do similar. You could also do this with a knot, but the sewn end will be more professional.

A totally different approach would be an inchworm system. (see attached pic)

I assume you are using the red rope to lower them after they complete their climb?

Try arborist supplies or Petzl for arope with sewn termination.


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