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Why is the 2023 CWA Summit in Pittsburgh?
Why is the 2023 CWA Summit in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh might not be the first place you think of when you picture climbing. You might have some preconceived, and outdated, notions about the city, owing to its history as the Steel City prior to deindustrialization, images of frigid wind whipping off its famous three rivers, or even its... Continue Reading

by Matt Pucak
01/5/2023


Member Spotlight: Shaker Rocks
Member Spotlight: Shaker Rocks

As indoor climbing has grown in popularity, new indoor climbing gyms are popping up in areas one wouldn’t traditionally associate with rock climbing. Based in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Annie Richman and the rest of the Shaker Rocks team have built a modern indoor rock gym that... Continue Reading

by Quinn Gordon
11/24/2022


CWA Announces Keynote for 2023 CWA Summit
CWA Announces Keynote for 2023 CWA Summit

Boulder, Colo., 11/14/2022 – The Climbing Wall Association (CWA) is proud to announce Kareemah Batts as the keynote speaker for the 2023 CWA Summit. Kareemah, a cancer survivor, para-climber, outdoor enthusiast, and an equity, and inclusion professional, will highlight the climbing... Continue Reading

11/21/2022


Nonprofit Member Spotlight: Access Fund
Nonprofit Member Spotlight: Access Fund

Last May, the Access Fund and the CWA launched a dual membership program that is designed for indoor climbing gyms to have an easier time educating their climbers on how to transition into outdoor climbing. The Access Fund and CWA Dual Membership Program is a way for indoor climbing facilities to... Continue Reading

11/10/2022


CWA Team Grows with New Manager of Communications & Member Engagement
CWA Team Grows with New Manager of Communications & Member Engagement

The CWA welcomes Matt Pucak as the newest member of the staff as the Manager of Communications and Member Engagement. Continue Reading

10/28/2022


Member Spotlight: North Carolina State University
Member Spotlight: North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University, located in Raleigh, recently saw a fresh renovation to its on-campus climbing facilities. In this member spotlight, learn how Erin Heiser, NC State’s Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventures, built administrative and community support for the project managed... Continue Reading

10/4/2022


Why Does the CWA's Industry Survey Matter?
Why Does the CWA's Industry Survey Matter?

The CWA's Industry Survey, which will be transformed into an interactive report of the indoor climbing industry, is taking submissions currently. We sat down with CWA Executive Director Paula Horwitz to go through the benefits and changes the survey's newest year will have in store for both... Continue Reading

08/19/2022


Meet the Insurance New Staff to Support the Indoor Climbing Industry
Meet the Insurance New Staff to Support the Indoor Climbing Industry

Monument Sports Group is pleased to introduce Missy Finnerty who recently joined the team as a Customer Service Representative for the CWA Insurance Program. Missy is a graduate of Radford University, and prior to joining Monument Missy was a claims examiner at The James River Insurance... Continue Reading

05/2/2022


CWA Announces New Board Members
CWA Announces New Board Members

The Climbing Wall Association is pleased to announce the appointment of two additional representatives to the CWA Board of Directors. Michele Lang, Owner/Operator of Insight Climbing & Movement with two locations in Washington, and Mike St. Laurent, President/COO of Triangle Rock Club with... Continue Reading

11/15/2021


CWA Now Offering Canadian Insurance
CWA Now Offering Canadian Insurance

The Climbing Wall Association is excited to announce that ClimbInsure has been selected as our partner in Canada to create the first insurance program designed for Canadian climbing facilities. This partnership will help support the industry’s long-term goals of increasing access to... Continue Reading

10/5/2021


Monument Sports Group Adds New Hire
Monument Sports Group Adds New Hire

The CWA's exclusive US insurance partner, Monument Sports, is excited to announce the hiring of Rebecca Bennett as their Claims and Risk Management Manager. Rebecca brings with her over 15 years of insurance claims handling experience. During her time at Markel Insurance Company and James River... Continue Reading

09/30/2021


CWA Team Adds Membership Coordinator
CWA Team Adds Membership Coordinator

Please join the CWA in welcoming the newest addition to our growing team – Quinn Gordon, our membership coordinator. Quinn (he/him) has spent much of his professional experience in the public sector, working for local, state, and federal governmental entities. In each of these roles, he... Continue Reading

by Jake Byk
09/8/2021