Rock climbing when you’re blind


Matthew Shifrin is a blind rock climber from Boston who took up the game nearly a yr in the past due to his buddy Max Hernandez.

Max acts as Matthew’s caller – giving instructions and guiding him to the place holds are on the climbing route.

As Matthew grew to become extra superior at it, he needed a solution to plan and strategise his climbs.

So he devised a system of mapping out his routes utilizing his beloved childhood toy – Lego.

Video by Alexandra Ostasiewicz

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