Pete Davis was born missing his right arm below the elbow, but this has never slowed him down.  Davis started climbing at the age of 12 and since then his life has been driven by outdoor adventure.  In 2012, Davis teamed up with adaptive athletes Craig DeMartino and Jarem Frye to tackle the 1,800-foot route of  Zodiac, on the Southeast Face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. They were the first adaptive team in history to successfully complete the ascent.  Their journey was immortalized in this 2012 award-winning documentary: 

Davis is a key ambassador for Paradox Sports and is just one of the powerful athletes who have found a home in Paradox Sports. Based out of Boulder, Colorado this unique nonprofit helps a wide range of people with physical disabilities, from amputees to paraplegics, learn the in and outs of climbing with specialized equipment and support teams, giving them the tools to scale any mountain.

Climbing with a Cause

Paradox Sports offers climbing trips and excursions, alongside the first of its kind comprehensive adaptive manual and hands-on clinics to curate programs for climbers with physical disabilities nationwide.

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Paradox Sports challenges the outdoor community to look beyond physical restrictions and pushes the limits of their adaptive athletes to create courage, grace and strength. For Paradox Sports their sole mission is to revolutionize lives through adaptive opportunities that defy convention.

“Climbers adapting to amputation, blindness, paraplegia, or any number of other physical or mental conditions must rely on specialized adaptive equipment, techniques, and assistance from others to make their dream of getting on the wall a reality.  As a paraplegic athlete myself, I know how critical organizations like Paradox are in helping me reach my goals.”

– Vijay Viswanathan, Paradox Sport Ambassador


The Paradox team is focused on inspiring athletes, from all walks of life, to take back control and lead their life of excellence. With the help of specialized equipment and well-trained teams, the Paradox Sports community has given a multitude of athletes the ability to climb and conquer the wall.

How to Get Involved

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Join the movement and support Paradox Sports on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the historic Mayan Theater for the Adventure Film Night. The night kicks off with drinks, snacks, drawings and door prizes. Follow by the screening of three adventure short films – Drawn by Jeremy Collins, Gimp Monkeys by Fitz Cahall, and A Grand Pursuit by Will Strathamm.

After the show, there will be a live Q&A with athletes from the films. Tickets are $15 and support the Paradox Sports’ adaptive climbing programs.

Photo by Claudia Lopez.

Photo courtesy of Paradox Sports. Image by Claudia Lopez.

Adventure Film Night

  • When: Thursday, March 31, 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: Mayan Theater
    110 Broadway, Denver 

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