Maureen Beck was born without her left hand but that didn’t stop her from picking up the sport of climbing at the age of 12. Now based in Colorado’s Front Range, Mo spends her nights training at the gym and her days climbing all over the American southwest. She works closely with the adaptive climbing community as an instructor with Paradox Sports and is the Chair of the USAC Paraclimbing Committee.
As a competitive climber, she has won 6 national titles, a gold medal at the 2014 Paraclimbing World Championships in Spain and defended that title with a gold medal at the 2016 World Championships in Paris. In 2018, she went on her first alpine expedition to the Northwest Territories in Canada’s Nahanni National Park where she and fellow adaptive climber Jim Ewing attempted the legendary Lotus Flower Tower. Maureen starred in the 2017 Film “Stumped” which has won numerous awards and toured hundreds of cities all over the world, and in the 2019 film ‘Adaptive’. Mo is an athlete for The North Face, Petzl, Sterling Rope, TRUBLUE Climbing, Gnarly Nutrition and Scarpa.
In addition to climbing, Mo loves gardening, her chickens and dogs, sleeping in cars, and fine Scotch whiskey.
Maureen’s Competition History
2014 Adaptive Nationals, Atlanta GA – 1st Place
2014 IFSC WCH, Gijon Spain – 1st Place
2015 Adaptive Nationals, Atlanta GA – 1st Place
2015 IFSC World Cup, Manchester UK – 3rd Place
2016 Adaptive Nationals, Atlanta GA – 1st Place
2016 IFSC WCH, Paris France – 1st Place
2017 Adaptive Nationals, Boston MA – 1st Place
2017 IFSC World Cup, Edinburgh Scotland – 1st Place
2018 Adaptive Nationals, Columbus OH – 1st Place
2018 IFSC WCH, Innsbruck Austria – 3rd Place
2019 Adaptive Nationals, Columbus OH – 1st Place
2019 IFSC Paraclimbing WCH, Briancon France – 2nd Place
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