Recreation and Wellness Center

The Adaptive Climbing Program has been created to assist students with different abilities to experience the joys and benefits of climbing. Our goal is to empower every participant that visits the climbing tower to reach their potential. Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced climber we gladly welcome your participation.

We possess specialty adaptive climbing equipment for individuals with limited mobility in extremities, as well as partial paralysis. Participants with a prosthetic limb can learn to use it in a way to help propel them up the rock face. Paraplegics and quadriplegics can use handlebar-style "ascenders" to grip a rope and ratchet themselves up. We also have different seat climbing harnesses with extra strapping and padding to help with pressure issues for those of us that don't have feeling.

For additional information, individual or group accommodations and reservations please contact Jessica Abt at or 407-823-2408

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Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.