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Paraclimber, Disability Advocate & Founder of Adaptive Climbing Group

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 Kareemah Batts Biography

Kareemah Batts is the founder of the Adaptive Climbing Group, the largest climbing program for people with disabilities in the country. As a cancer survivor, paraclimber, an outdoor enthusiast, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional, she pulls from her lived experience and education to co-create a world where diversity is intersectional and accessible. She is a climbing industry disruptor who helped transform the industry approach towards climbers with disabilities away from photo-ops and inconsistent engagement and towards weekly meet ups, skill progression and community building. After her single leg below-the-knee amputee, Batts found personal resilience and meaning in the outdoors. She and her athletes have broadened our understanding of what is possible on a climbing wall.

After being diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma in 2009, leading to her partial leg amputation, Batts attended the Colorado Mountain School in 2011 where she fell in love with climbing. She became the first female paraclimber in a USA Climbing Competition. She was inspired to found the Adaptive Climbing Group, and she remains its Program Director. Additionally, she currently serves on committees across the outdoor industry for diversity initiatives such as Access Fund, Brooklyn Boulders Foundation, American Alpine Club, USA Climbing, NYC Department of Transportation, and others.

Batts is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. Batts was raised by her maternal aunt and uncle who took guardianship of her at 19 months from foster care as her mother had behavioral disabilities. She grew up in a 7th-Day Adventist household where she learned about different natural health practices, and being a steward to the community.

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  • These rock climbers prove a disability doesn’t define them

    The Adaptive Climbing Group, rock climbers with physical or other issues, visits the Brooklyn Boulders gym in New York to train and overcome limitations.

  • A Group Lifts Paraclimbers to Higher Goals

    The Adaptive Climbing Group is the brainchild of Kareemah Batts, of Brooklyn, who once swore that she would never rock-climb. But she came around to the sport after a battle with cancer that cost her a part of a leg.

  • Break Down The Barriers

    Kareemah Batts lives in New York City. Guess what? In the Big Apple, the head of access to public parks works from her wheelchair. There is a department of the mayor’s office dedicated to removing barriers for disabled people and it’s run by disabled people.

  • Women In The Wild: Kareemah Batts

    As a cancer survivor, Kareemah Batts knows a few things about persevering in times of struggle, a life of meaning, and instability in the pursuit of passion. Since her diagnosis in 2009, she has moved to the forefront of the adaptive climbing community.

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Kareemah Batts

Paraclimber, Disability Advocate & Founder of Adaptive Climbing Group

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Kareemah Batts Biography

Kareemah Batts is the founder of the Adaptive Climbing Group, the largest climbing program for people with disabilities in the country. As a cancer survivor, paraclimber, an outdoor enthusiast, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional, she pulls from her lived experience and education to co-create a world where diversity is intersectional and accessible. She is a climbing industry disruptor who helped transform the industry approach towards climbers with disabilities away from photo-ops and inconsistent engagement and towards weekly meet ups, skill progression and community building. After her single leg below-the-knee amputee, Batts found personal resilience and meaning in the outdoors. She and her athletes have broadened our understanding of what is possible on a climbing wall.

After being diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma in 2009, leading to her partial leg amputation, Batts attended the Colorado Mountain School in 2011 where she fell in love with climbing. She became the first female paraclimber in a USA Climbing Competition. She was inspired to found the Adaptive Climbing Group, and she remains its Program Director. Additionally, she currently serves on committees across the outdoor industry for diversity initiatives such as Access Fund, Brooklyn Boulders Foundation, American Alpine Club, USA Climbing, NYC Department of Transportation, and others.

Batts is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. Batts was raised by her maternal aunt and uncle who took guardianship of her at 19 months from foster care as her mother had behavioral disabilities. She grew up in a 7th-Day Adventist household where she learned about different natural health practices, and being a steward to the community.

Kareemah Batts Videos

  • Kareemah Batts: Diversity is More Than Color
    I have been camping and hiking with my family almost my whole life. A true born and bred Brooklyn girl with a need for naturist therapy from time to...
  • Adaptive Climbing Group: Diversity and Inclusion
    Adaptive Climbing Group founder, Kareemah Batts, discuses efforts to improve access to the sport of climbing for people with disabilities.
  • A New Kind of Physical Therapy - Rock Climbing for the Disabled
    On any given day at Brooklyn Boulders in Brooklyn, New York, a wide range of individuals chart their routes of varying difficulty up the rock...

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  • How to book Kareemah Batts?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kareemah Batts for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kareemah Batts, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kareemah Batts or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kareemah Batts?

    Booking fees for Kareemah Batts, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kareemah Batts, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kareemah Batts?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kareemah Batts for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kareemah Batts for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kareemah Batts or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kareemah Batts or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kareemah Batts is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kareemah Batts for your event is available upon request. Kareemah Batts generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shelma Jun, Sasha DiGiulian, Bethany Lebewitz, Manoah Ainuu and Hazel Findlay. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kareemah Batts for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kareemah Batts Speaker Videos

  • Kareemah Batts: Diversity is More Than Color
    I have been camping and hiking with my family almost my whole life. A true born and bred Brooklyn girl with a need for naturist therapy from time to time. I worked a couple of years of a climbing...
    Adaptive Climbing Group: Diversity and Inclusion
    Adaptive Climbing Group founder, Kareemah Batts, discuses efforts to improve access to the sport of climbing for people with disabilities.
  • A New Kind of Physical Therapy - Rock Climbing for the Disabled
    On any given day at Brooklyn Boulders in Brooklyn, New York, a wide range of individuals chart their routes of varying difficulty up the rock climbing gym's walls. Since 2012, a group called the...

Kareemah Batts News

  • These rock climbers prove a disability doesn’t define them

    The Adaptive Climbing Group, rock climbers with physical or other issues, visits the Brooklyn Boulders gym in New York to train and overcome limitations.

  • A Group Lifts Paraclimbers to Higher Goals

    The Adaptive Climbing Group is the brainchild of Kareemah Batts, of Brooklyn, who once swore that she would never rock-climb. But she came around to the sport after a battle with cancer that cost her a part of a leg.

  • Break Down The Barriers

    Kareemah Batts lives in New York City. Guess what? In the Big Apple, the head of access to public parks works from her wheelchair. There is a department of the mayor’s office dedicated to removing barriers for disabled people and it’s run by disabled people.

  • Women In The Wild: Kareemah Batts

    As a cancer survivor, Kareemah Batts knows a few things about persevering in times of struggle, a life of meaning, and instability in the pursuit of passion. Since her diagnosis in 2009, she has moved to the forefront of the adaptive climbing community.

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