Free adaptive rock climbing event held at BSU

Posted at 4:00 PM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 20:31:44-04

BOISE, ID — Coyote Prosthetics and Orthoditics and their sister company, Coyote Design, sponsored an adaptive rock climbing for anyone with a physical or mobility challenge today.

The event was free and gave amputees and people living with limb differences a chance to try adaptive rock climbing and learn new techniques.

Noted rock climber, instructor and below knee amputee, Tommy Lyons says, "You know the challenges with climbing are a mental puzzle, as well as a physical adaptation that every single person in that gym has to deal with, so for people that deal with different challenges of normal tasks every day it's a nice relief to come out and try something that everybody's got to try hard at and have the satisfaction of accomplishing."

Boise State University donated the space and the staff for today's event.

The youngest climber was five years old and the oldest was over 60.