Above Limits at No Barriers Summit NYC

Mike, Cathy, and I were honored to support Mark Wellman of No Limits with the adaptive climbing venue at the No Barriers Summit at Intrepid Museum on Manhattan’s West Side, Pier 86, 4-6 Sept.  Amazing event at which we supported more than 120 adaptive climbers...
Map of Climbing gyms as places & potential places of Therapy

Map of Climbing gyms as places & potential places of Therapy

We now have linked to the Climbing Business Journal’s Map, of all U.S. climbing gyms, located at the very bottom of our home page.  The intent here is to allow any person who wants to climb to know where the closest gym is located with hours and phone. We have...
Mark Wellman’s ARC-Harness, 4:1 Climbing system

Mark Wellman’s ARC-Harness, 4:1 Climbing system

This system is the Mack-daddy of adaptive ascending systems.  Watch the instructional video .  It  allows a partial mobility quadriplegic, or someone with high mass and limited strength to climb-to-the-top.  Every Body Climbs.  While the system is pricey, it allows...
Lebanon Valley College Doctoral Research in Physical Therapy DPT

Lebanon Valley College Doctoral Research in Physical Therapy DPT

Sponsored by Climbnasium and Inspired by Above Limits, tonight was the first of four Tuesdays where 4 doctoral students each earning his/her DPT, and 9 undergrads studying early childhood development and 2 faculty are working with and studying 12 kids with Autism....
Climbing Slabs at Rock Gyms

Climbing Slabs at Rock Gyms

We continue to facilitate the inclusionary and therapeutic aspect of climbing gyms in general.  All a rock gym needs is (1) an attitude of inclusion, (2) an employee with compassion and (3) a low angle slab or overhanging anchor with a gri-gri, ascender and pulley....
Simple Sit System Video

Simple Sit System Video

With the services of Chetroy Productions, we have posted the low resolution version of our 2:1 / 4:1 sit-system instructional video on our site via YouTube. You gotta love the music and production; the 4K, high res. version will be up shortly, even further displaying...
Above Limits facilitates Doctoral work of Therapists at Climbnasium.

Above Limits facilitates Doctoral work of Therapists at Climbnasium.

Oh my gosh.  We could not be more honored or excited by this incredible academic work.  Four students from lovely Lebanon Valley College are working on their DPT, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, by researching the affects of climbing on 10-12 kids with autism.  After a...

Natural Segments of Inclusive Climbing

Above Limits is continuing to examine the adaptive and therapeutic climbing vision from a national perspective to facilitate advocacy.  An early observation is that our industry must be further simplified, standardized and segmented.  Our gym managers can be educated...
Events added in NorthEast to include Adaptive Bouldering Nationals

Events added in NorthEast to include Adaptive Bouldering Nationals

Research into the 2016 adaptive climbing competitions, events and regular programming has us adding these to our site events tab.  The organizations of Catalyst Sports of Chattanooga TN, Adaptive Climbing Group of Brooklyn NY, Paradox Sports of Boulder, CO and Above...
WAR Map Data Construction

WAR Map Data Construction

We at Above Limits are methodically adding data to our WAR Map, both radially outward from Harrisburg and where inclusive programs or access is in existence already. Many climbing gyms in the southeast have been indoctrinated by Catalyst Sports; climbing gyms in...