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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


Hope for More Stimulus for Climbing Gyms

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Hope for More Stimulus for Climbing Gyms

UPDATE Please join us on August 17th for a webinar covering the gyms act and our upcoming campaign in partnership with Access Fund to help raise support for this important legislation. Register for the webinar today The CWA has been working to help secure direct stimulus for climbing gyms... Continue Reading

by Garnet Moore
07/21/2021


Join the Industry Practices Committee

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Join the Industry Practices Committee

The CWA is excited to open recruitment for the Industry Practices Committee! This group of industry professionals will help rewrite the current “Industry Practices: A Sourcebook for the Operations of Manufactured Climbing Walls.” Despite the immediate troubles of the COVID-19... Continue Reading

by Garnet Moore
03/8/2021


Updated Maxim Rope Disinfection Guidelines

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Updated Maxim Rope Disinfection Guidelines

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maxim ropes shared a procedure for infrequently disinfecting climbing ropes. This protocol was based on work that Teufelberger, Maxim’s parent company, had done in 2015 for ropes that are used in pest-infested areas. Arborists and cavers often... Continue Reading

01/11/2021


Triangle Rock Club Appoints New Leadership

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Triangle Rock Club Appoints New Leadership

Triangle Rock Club has appointed Mike St. Laurent as Chief Operating Officer, effective as of Jan. 1st, 2021. St. Laurent’s history with Triangle Rock Club extends to the company’s founding. He was hired as the company’s first employee after offering to volunteer during the... Continue Reading

01/11/2021