July 2017

Ten countries.

Twenty-five climbs.

One goal.


Climbing for ROMP exists to show the world that amputees are not disabled by a missing limb, but a missing prosthesis.

On July 29th, 2017, an expedition of ten elite athletes with disabilities along with able bodied athletes will attempt to summit the 3rd highest peak in Ecuador: Cayambe (18,996’) as a physical symbol of the power of mobility.

The team is made up of an incredible group of individuals including former Presidential candidate, Governor Martin O’Malley and Army veteran who lost his leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq, turned Elite Climber, Chad Jukes


Governor Martin O'Malley

Former Governor of Maryland & 2016 Presidential Candidate

Jessica Kidd

nxt|MODEL•Nutritionist•Personal Trainer•Coach•OCR•Amateur Boxer•Fitness Fanatic•Aspire to Inspire

Kari Green

Registered Nurse & Family Nurse Practitioner

Karl Egloff

World record speed climber & Lead Climbing for ROMP guide

Zach Gowen

World’s first 1-legged professional wrestler & former WWE superstar and former American Ninja Warrior

Kathy Pico

ROMP Patient, runner, motivational speaker, & three time Climbing for ROMP athlete

Chad Jukes

Iraq war veteran & professional climber

Ronnie Dickson

Amputee climber & prosthetist

Kionte Storey

Paralympic sprinter & Veteran

Reggie Showers

Inspirational Speaker. Mentor. Amputee Advocate. Snowboarder. Adventurer.

Dave Mackey

Professional Ultrarunner

Mona Patel

Social Worker & Founder & Executive Director of the San Antonio Amputee Foundation


This summer there will be 30 climbs around the globe, including one on each continent. Join the movement. JOIN A CLIMBSTART A CLIMB

Join the movement in Colorado

14er Colorado

Climbing for ROMP: The Main Event
Saturday July 22nd @ Mt. Sanitas in Boulder

$40 registration/donation includes: athletic shirt, breakfast, snacks, coffee, lunch sandwiches, hiking snacks, post-hike beers, games, celebration, vendor village sponsored by Whole Foods, pre-hike yoga class, kids face paint, massages. Kids are free, unless attending the kids camp. See below for more details.

Event Schedule

9 am: Yoga with Orly Eisbart: Join us for a stretch and flow class to get you moving and ready for your hike. This is an adult only class, although anyone over 8 years old is welcome! Cost of the class is included with registration.

9:30 am: Registration Opens: please plan to leave enough time to register, grab a snack, some water, and sunscreen up before heading up the mountain. 

10 am: Hikers head out!

11:30 am: Hikers return, lunch, music, massages, face painting, Whole Foods Vendor Village

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes!


Do you want to hike without your kids? Arts & Minds Colorado, a licensed and insured provider of children’s programming, will be providing a kid’s camp with a mini-hike, art project, yoga, and more! You will have the opportunity to choose this option during registration.

Register for hiking and kids camp here!

Climbing For ROMP: The Ultimate Challenge
Saturday, July 22nd: 6:45 am
Grays & Torreys (two 14ers: one day)
$40 donation includes athletic shirt, snacks, and post climb celebration
Register and details here

Climbing For ROMP: Ibex Mt. Sherman Challenge
Sunday, July 23rd: 7:30 am
Register and details here

Climbing For ROMP: The Incline
Wednesday, July 26th: 6pm
Manitou Springs
Register and details here

Climbing For ROMP: Choose your own adventure
Don’t see a climb you like?
Register a team or climb solo WHENEVER, WHEREVER and join the movement!

Other great events this season include: 

Ibex Happy Hour with Special Guest Sandy Dukat
Saturday, June 24th, 4-6pm
Join us for a free event at Ibex in Denver for food, drinks, and learning more about Climbing for ROMP!
250 Columbine St. #115, Denver

Running for ROMP: Runners Roost Trail Run Mt. Morrison
Saturday, July 1st
Sign up HERE, more info HERE

REI Denver event
Wednesday, July 19th: 6:30-8pm
More info HERE