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Learn Adaptive Climbing Techniques At OAX

At Outdoor Adventure X Snowbasin Village, the professionally trained instructors of Weber State University’s (WSU) Outdoor Program will lead an Adaptive Climbing Clinic to help limited mobility attendees learn climbing techniques. 

The Adaptive Climbing Clinic, like all OAX education activities, is included in the OAX ticket or camping pass. The clinic is open to all attendees who want to learn adaptive climbing techniques, led by climber, Shane Farver. Sign-ups will open in May. 

Adaptive Climbing

Have you always wanted to give climbing a try, but weren’t sure where to start and how to access the right resources? Connect with our instructors for programming customized to your needs! We have equipment and practices of adaptations for limited mobility. We will be using a variety of specialized gear and assistive practices including seat and chest harnesses, mechanical advantage pulley system assistance, assistive grip devices, and more. 

Necessary Equipment: Equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own!  Participants should bring water and snacks as needed. 

Minors must be accompanied by a guardian for the duration of the clinic! 

Q&A with Shane Farver / / Follow @sfarver01 

Shane Farver is a longtime outdoor enthusiast who joined the adaptive sports community following a 2018 accident in a climbing gym. He sustained a burst fracture in his L-1 vertebrae, resulting in partial paralysis in his legs and feet.  

Since then, Shane has been back on the wall and dedicated to empowering many other people with disabilities to “send it.” A member of The Front Climbing Club’s adaptive program team, he helped relaunch that effort in November of 2021. Shane has provided instruction, support and input at various adaptive climbing clinics and discussions in Utah and elsewhere. He is also a graduate of both indoor and outdoor versions of Paradox Sports’ Adaptive Climbing Initiative. When it comes to adaptive climbing, Shane asks adaptive athletes and their allies to ask “how” and fully embrace the problem-solving aspects of our sport in order to push the perceived personal and societal boundaries associated with outdoor sports.  

In addition to outdoor and indoor climbing, Shane enjoys ice climbing, mountain biking, pack rafting and many other ways of goofing off outside. That goofing off includes playing with his dogs, Denver and Frida, and camping with his wife, Melissa.  

Q: How were you introduced to the outdoors? 

I started camping with my family in the Uintas before I was one year old. I started climbing and mountain biking in my early 20s after becoming friends with someone who co-owned a local climbing gym. 

Q: What is your favorite way to enjoy nature?  

Climbing (rock and Ice), biking (road and mountain), x-country skiing, packrafting.  

Q: Do you have a go-to trail snack or camp meal?  

Gummy bears. Absolutely gummy bears.  

Q: If you had to pick one don’t-leave-home-without-it piece of kit, what would it be?  

My leg braces, because I have a hard time getting to the crag without them. (Adaptive climbing FTW) 

Explore Additional Outdoor Clinics + Education at OAX

Outdoor Adventure X is a mountain gear festival for the outdoor adventurer June 17-18, 2023 at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, Utah. OAX hosts climbing, hiking and mountain bike clinics on-mountain at Snowbasin Village. Water and paddle sports workshops, clinics and demos will take place at Pineview Reservoir, a part of Lakeside Village at OAX.  Plus camping, hundreds of gear vendors, an adventure van showcase, product demos, workshops + clinics, a craft beer garden, food trucks, live music, and fireside chats with friends.

An OAX ticket or camping pass includes access to all demos, clinics, the Snowbasin gondola, and a full schedule of classroom-style education and roundtable discussions.