August 28, 2019 – Boise,Idaho – Coyote Prosthetics and Orthotics recently hosted a most successful First Climb at Boise State University Student Recreation Center. Over 40 participants, ranging from children to seniors participated along with family members and support staff from the Idaho climbing community. The clinic, led by national paraclimber and coach, Tommy Lyon and assisted by the staff of Boise State assisted a wide range of paraclimbers up the walls and introduced few to bouldering.
“I had lots of opportunities! Before today I thought my climbing days were over. It inspired me to continue to climb” offered James Neal, a veteran and facing Parkinson’s disease. “I want to recommend to the VA. OPAF & the Coyote staff were great. Boise State staff kept us safe and gave lots of encouragement’
Annie Carey, a Boise Paralympic hopeful was on hand as was Jennifer Skeesick, regional director for CAF Idaho. We were also fortunate to have two adaptive climbers from Twin Falls join us from Gemstone Gym. It was great to have such a collaborate effort to promote paraclimbing in Idaho. TV and print media were on hand to record the event and Coyote provide a pizza lunch for everyone following First Climb.