The Climbing Wall Association is a trade association dedicated to protecting, connecting, and educating the indoor climbing industry.

We provide relevant and actionable climbing business resources that keep the industry healthy and thriving. We do this through advocacy; developing industry standards; publishing industry news, data and analysis; sponsoring certification and professional development programs; and producing community-building and educational events.

Membership Assistance Program

Our generous sponsors help enable the CWA to provide free membership to gyms in need.  This maintains access to the resources, training, and informaiton that gyms rely on to operate at the highest level. 

These Sponsors Support the Indoor Climbing Industry

Monument Sports Group Insurance Programs
The CWA provides member-exclusive insurance programs in the indoor climbing industry. Maintaining the availability and price stability of insurance in the market are critical objectives of our programs.

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Climbing Wall Instructor Certification Program
The CWI Certification Program is a voluntary certification for climbing instructors. The program defines a uniform set of consensus performance standards that can be easily integrated into existing staff training programs.

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Work-at-Height Certification Program
The Work-at-Height Certification Program is a voluntary certification for climbing wall workers who perform work-at-height, including accessing work positions, routesetting, and rescues at-height.

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