13 minutes | Jul 24th 2019

TAA 004: Climbing as an above knee amputee

TAA #004: Climbing as an above knee amputee
Climbing is an amazing sport. Full stop. No matter if you are into bouldering or top-roped routes at a local climbing wall, prefer pre-bolted sport routes outdoors or love the thrill of proper multi-pitch trad climbing or a deep-water solo, the sport has something for everybody. And I mean everybody, no matter if you are able-bodied (what ever that is) or not. Here is a simple guide: Ten easy steps to get into paraclimbing. It’s aimed at lover limb amputees, especially above knee amputees.


General information

  • The British Mountaineering Council is very experienced when it comes to paraclimbing/climbing for people with disabilities. There is a whole range of good information on its homepage
  • Similarly Climbing USA is a good point to start looking for information if you are living in the US
  • The German Mountaineering Council also offers information on its homepage
  • Paradoxsports is very experienced and is a great first contact to get into climbing
  • Or check out your national climbing body or local climbing club 

People with a wealth of experience (sorry, all UK based)

Considering buying a special climbing leg/foot

Videos to inspire

The music - as always - is Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345 Ft: Morusque, Jeris, CSoul, Alex Beroza

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