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2024 CWA Summit Final Keynotes Announced
2024 CWA Summit Final Keynotes Announced

The Climbing Wall Association (CWA) is excited to announce legendary climbers Tommy Caldwell and Alan Watts as the closing keynote speakers at the 2024 CWA Summit. Caldwell and Watts join previously announced opening keynote speaker Sasha DiGiulian to form a climbing all-star lineup that will... Continue Reading

Postedby Jake Byk
Date posted02/16/2024


CWA Returns to Salt Lake City for 2025 CWA Summit!
CWA Returns to Salt Lake City for 2025 CWA Summit!

The Climbing Wall Association is excited to announce the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City as the location of the 2025 CWA Summit. The 2025 CWA Summit will take place from April 15-19, 2025. Continue Reading

Postedby Jake Byk
Date posted02/5/2024


CWA Expands Board of Directors with Four New Members
CWA Expands Board of Directors with Four New Members

The Climbing Wall Association has expanded its Board of Directors by four members, bringing the total up to nine. Learn about the new board members and the role of the CWA Board of Directors. Continue Reading

Date posted12/11/2023


CWA Adds Event Coordinator
CWA Adds Event Coordinator

The Climbing Wall Association is excited to welcome a new addition to our team, Maddie Hodge, as our new Events Coordinator. Continue Reading

Date posted12/4/2023


Nonprofit Member Spotlight: Climbing 4 Change
Nonprofit Member Spotlight: Climbing 4 Change

Kai Lightner has leveraged his success as a pro climber to found a non-proft, Climbing for Change, that is inspiring diversity in climbing. Learn how your gym can get involved through grant programs, partnerships, consultations, and connections. Continue Reading

Date posted10/23/2023


Choosing Belay Devices in Indoor Climbing Gyms
Choosing Belay Devices in Indoor Climbing Gyms

Learn about tube-style and assisted braking devices, how they work, the difference, why gyms have different preferences, and why human error is the most common reason a device fails. Continue Reading

Date posted10/23/2023


Garnet Moore Promoted to CWA Executive Director
Garnet Moore Promoted to CWA Executive Director

The Climbing Wall Association Board of Directors is excited to announce Garnet Moore's promotion to the position of Executive Director. Garnet brings a passion for indoor climbing, strong industry relationships, and the skills necessary to lead the CWA. Since 2019, he has served the CWA in a... Continue Reading

Date posted07/19/2023


Shape the Future of Routesetting: CWA's Routesetting Guide
Shape the Future of Routesetting: CWA's Routesetting Guide

The Climbing Wall Association (CWA) and the CWA Routesetting Committee are excited to announce the release of its new Routesetting Guide, a comprehensive resource aimed at helping climbing facilities build high-quality and effective routesetting programs. This guide is a collaborative effort by... Continue Reading

Date posted07/3/2023


Case Study: How to Fight Back Against a Gym Shutdown
Case Study: How to Fight Back Against a Gym Shutdown

You’d like to think that if the time ever came when a government entity decided to shut down your indoor climbing gym, you’d know it was coming. You’d think there would be some communication, some due process, notices, or at least some warning. But for Mike Boyer and his gym,... Continue Reading

Postedby Matt Pucak
Date posted06/16/2023


CWA Debuts New Community Hub
CWA Debuts New Community Hub

The CWA is excited to debut the CWA Community Hub, a new online platform for indoor climbing professionals to communicate, share ideas, work together to generate creative solutions, and contribute to industry growth and improvement all year long. Continue Reading

Postedby Matt Pucak
Date posted05/24/2023


Case Study: Mountains Beyond Borders and Indoor Climbing Gyms
Case Study: Mountains Beyond Borders and Indoor Climbing Gyms

Boulder, Colorado-based non-profit Mountains Without Borders works with indoor climbing gyms to recycle used climbing gear. Learn about how you can support their mission. Continue Reading

Date posted04/14/2023


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

Postedby Matt Pucak
Date posted01/5/2023