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CWA Announces New Board Members

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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

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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

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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

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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


CWA Certification Updates

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CWA Certification Updates

With the indoor climbing industry beginning to roar back after the pandemic, the CWA has been seeing an increasing number of gyms looking to add new certified climbing wall workers or renew their existing staff. While there are still some pandemic-related travel challenges impeding a return to... Continue Reading

by Garnet Moore
07/1/2021


2019 Indoor Climbing Industry Report Now Available!

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2019 Indoor Climbing Industry Report Now Available!

Starting in 2017, the CWA began establishing an industry research program to develop information that aides climbing gym owners, industry vendors, and prospective gym owners in their decision-making processes. Our goal is to provide reliable data and business metrics for industry stakeholders... Continue Reading

by Laura Allured
06/7/2021


Share the New Inside Voices Video

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Share the New Inside Voices Video

Get your climbers pumped to come back to the gym! The Inside Voices campaign supports climbing gyms recovering from the pandemic. Share the new video, which features the US Olympic Climbing Team - Brooke Raboutou, Kyra Condie, Colin Duffy, and Nathaniel Coleman! FACEBOOK Hit the share button... Continue Reading

by Laura Allured
05/27/2021


CWA Announces New Executive Director

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CWA Announces New Executive Director

The Climbing Wall Association is thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director, Paula Horwitz, to our team. Paula joins the CWA team with an extensive background in executive leadership of non-profit and membership-driven organizations, particularly in niche, passion-driven industries. "I am... Continue Reading

04/12/2021


Where is the stimulus for climbing gyms?

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Where is the stimulus for climbing gyms?

Congress added another $1.9 trillion to assist with recovery from the pandemic with the passing of the American Rescue Plan earlier this month. But many climbing gym owners are wondering where the support is for their businesses. It’s still possible that another stimulus bill could be... Continue Reading

by Garnet Moore
03/22/2021


CWA Grows Team with New Marketing Coordinator

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CWA Grows Team with New Marketing Coordinator

Please join the CWA in welcoming the newest addition to our growing team – Jake Byk, our marketing coordinator. Jake (he/him) has been a professional visual communicator for more than six years, working in multiple fields across the country. After receiving his B.S. in photojournalism from... Continue Reading

12/28/2020