• Explore. Bond. Climb!

    Autism Climbs empowers

    individuals with autism

    and their families.

  • Our Mission

    Autism Climbs empowers individuals with autism and their families through

    climbing activities, leadership development, and positive breakthroughs.


    Autism Climbs is a Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

  • Support our Work

    Please consider a tax-deductible donation. Compassionate people like YOU make our work possible.

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  • volunteering opportunities

    • Certified guides and wall instructors to ensure safety and teach basic skills such as buckling harness, tying into rope and belay technique. 
    • Professionals and students dedicated to serving the autistic community. 
    • People inspired by our mission interested in contributing their time and talents.

  • Thank You to our sponsors and contributors

    You make it all possible!

    Thank You to Precision Plumbing, Heating & Cooling!

    This made our FUNdamental Climbing Workshop 2/19/17 in ABC Kids possible!

    Precision is giving back to the community - through $ 1000 hugs each month, with their "Precision Hugs" program. And the recipient in November was us!


    Thank You, Precision!



    UpaDowna - unleash your adventure

    Thank you for sponsoring our mobile climbing wall at the Autism Walk Colorado, Sloan Lake

    Twisted Pine Brewing

    Cook St. Productions

    Tandem Design Partners

    ABC Kids Climbing / Boulder

    Paul Derda Recreation Center, Broomfield

    ASBC - Autism Society of Boulder County

    BrainSong - Our kids deserve to experience the arts

    Autism Society of Colorado

    Denver Social Climb

    Lyons Regional Library

    University of Denver

    McGuckin Hardware


  • Who We Are

    We are parents of children and teenagers with autism.

    We are rock climbing enthusiasts.

    We are therapists.

    We are friends.

  • What We Do

    Guided support indoors and outdoors along the Colorado Front Range

    Workshops and Lessons

    We provide families with the basic climbing knowledge they need to safely embark on their own climbing adventures, indoors or outdoors.

    • Workshops in various existing climbing gyms (Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs)
    • Guided introductory lessons
    • Outdoor climbing 
    • Encouragement and support for families throughout their climbing development. 

    Contact us for more information

  • Our Story

    The journey to find activities that bond.

    Rock Climbing benefits children & parents.

    When parents of children with special needs meet, they have a lot to talk about. The challenges, the worries, the struggles… but what about enjoying our kids?


    Finding activities that benefit both children and parents, building trust, being on a team and having fun together - this is how we thrive!


    Caring for children with autism can be challenging and exhausting, and we all have to make our own decisions on treatments and therapies. We learned that there will never be one single answer, what works for one child might not work for another. But enjoying our precious time together will always be the right thing to do.


    Having understood the importance of joint activities, we tried out several sports. While every activity is beneficial, our experience with rock climbing stands out.


    Without many words, we are literally tied together- into the same rope. Up and down we go, again and again with a single focus. With every ascent, we strengthen our ability to take on whatever challenge comes our way, using our minds together with our whole bodies to figure out how to conquer the wall.

    We want to share rock climbing's therapeutic effect with You.

    Rock climbing keeps having a therapeutic effect on us. Knowing exactly what to do with minimal instructions provides mental relief, the undisturbed focus on our own movements and the stimulation from strenuous exercise helps us grow and thrive.


    Our family has benefited so much from climbing that we want to share this with you and encourage every family on the spectrum to enjoy the journey.


    So let’s get out, let’s explore nature, let’s push our own mental and physical limits!


    Climb on!


  • Why Rock Climbing?

    Unique Benefits

    Climbing offers many unique benefits. It stimulates the mind, strengthens the body and provides a great opportunity to build a strong bond based on encouragement, trust and success.

    New Adventures

    By presenting people with the opportunity to climb, but also teaching them safety and basic technique we encourage them to take on a new hobby and embark on their own adventures.


    We are confident that some kids will take it all the way to the competitive level, experiencing success and providing the autism community with an additional source of pride.

  • Contact Us!

    Connect with our mission and get involved!


    Call Yisha at: (720) 530 - 3506

    Email us at: autismclimbs@gmail.com

    Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/autismclimbs


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  • Past events

    Thanks to everyone who participated or volunteered at ABC Kids Climbing!

    FUNdamental Climbing Workshops at ABC Kids Climbing in Boulder, CO


    Sunday, Feb. 19th, 6:30 pm

    ABC Kids Climbing

    1960 32nd Street, Boulder CO 80301

    303 443 5437


    These workshops were a lot of fun! Everybody just spread out and let the kids roam free.


    Parents got to connect, and the kids simply had a blast!




  • Active Outing in Lyons - brand new LaVern Johnson Park

    Sunday, September 25th, 3 - 6 pm

    LaVern Johnson Park (formerly Meadow Park)


    Very low key and fun, thanks everybody for joining us!




    Autism Climbs brings a 24ft mobile climbing wall to Colorado Autism Society's 'Walk with Autism'

    June 12th, Sloan's Lake.

    We introduced so many new kids to climbing! Starting at 8 am we had a steady line of families whithout any climbing experience. It was hard for most kids, but very exciting and rewarding!


    We accomplished our goals for the day: introduce climbing to kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity, and to support the Colorado Autism Society ( http://autismcolorado.info/ )


    THANKS to:

    The Upadowna Climb Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, who made the climbing wall possible through a generous grant to Autism Climbs.


  • Climb On!

    Autism Climbs is a Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization