Adaptive climbing involves modifying the climbing experience in order to capitalize on the climber’s strengths and abilities.

Climbers of all abilities constantly need to adjust to the environment. For some, this adjustment is getting used to the texture of the rock, the setting of the routes, the air quality or even the temperature. For others, the adjustment is learning how to climb with their existing abilities. This is done in a few ways. Climbers may need to be given extra one-on-one attention, tricks to learn balance or even use additional equipment to reach new heights.

Regardless of the adjustment, Climb Iowa strives to help climbers of all abilities climb here at the gym.


One Friday a month Climb Iowa Grimes will have all its adaptive climbing equipment and staff available for those that would like to take advantage of our adaptive climbing capabilities.

Adaptive Climbing Fridays will go from 6-9pm, and the cost is $20 per climber. This includes all of your equipment and climb time!

Please RSVP by calling (515)986-2565 so that we can ensure we are fully staffed for these Fridays. If you know of anyone that would want to take advantage of the adaptive climbing program, please pass this information on to them!

If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at the gym and we would be happy to answer any and all questions!

Or, please email