Shawn Sturges started noticing diminishing vision at the age of 15 and was later diagnosed with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy which led to total blindness. After losing his sight, he became withdrawn and angry. He later discovered that rock climbing provided an escape from everyday stress. Today at 31, he is an inspiration to so many. You can catch him climbing at an indoor facility or even the Eldorado Canyon in Colorado. Learn more about why Shawn Sturges finds rock climbing therapeutic.
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"For a blind climber, ascending walls is ‘moving meditation’"