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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 Announces DiGiulian as 2024 CWA Summit Opening Keynote
CWA Announces DiGiulian as 2024 CWA Summit Opening Keynote

Boulder, Colo., 12/18/2023 – The Climbing Wall Association (CWA) is excited to announce Sasha DiGiulian as the opening keynote speaker at the 2024 CWA Summit. Two more keynote speakers are planned and their announcement is forthcoming, DiGulian will set an exciting tone for the indoor... Continue Reading

Date posted12/17/2023


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


Gym Owners & Indoor Climbing's Boom: Part 3
Gym Owners & Indoor Climbing's Boom: Part 3

How employee retention in indoor climbing is tied to the growing professionalization of our industry. Also, some helpful tips on how to pay and understand the needs of your employees. Continue Reading

Date posted12/4/2023


CWA and USAC Launch New Competition Advisory Committee
CWA and USAC Launch New Competition Advisory Committee

The Climbing Wall Association and USA Climbing are excited to announce the formation of a joint committee to provide a method for indoor climbing gym operators to give feedback on hosted climbing competitions. The committee is seeking applicants to join. Continue Reading

Postedby Matt Pucak
Date posted11/3/2023


What Do Brands Want from Indoor Climbing Gyms?
What Do Brands Want from Indoor Climbing Gyms?

What does your indoor climbing gym have to do to make the brands that produce equipment for your retail area happy? We break it down for you. Continue Reading

Date posted10/4/2023


Gym Owners & Indoor Climbing's Boom: Part 1
Gym Owners & Indoor Climbing's Boom: Part 1

The CWA’s most recent industry report was conducted in 2019, surveying 146 climbing facilities and 96 different companies from a total of 577 commercial gyms in North America—a number representing an 8.7% growth in total facilities compared to 2018. The overall revenue for climbing... Continue Reading

Date posted09/22/2023


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


Nonprofit Member Spotlight: American Scholastic Climbing League
Nonprofit Member Spotlight: American Scholastic Climbing League

Born and raised on the Colorado Front Range, Theresa Morris started climbing by doing family laps on the ironic Flatirons in Boulder. After becoming an educator, she recognized the important lessons climbing can teach youth and made it her mission to get climbing programs into as many schools as... Continue Reading

Date posted07/17/2023


Challenges to Opening an Indoor Climbing Gym
Challenges to Opening an Indoor Climbing Gym

ASCEND Point Breeze in Pittsburgh, Pa., prior to its opening a few months later. In 2022, 36 new climbing gyms opened across the U.S. and Canada with “32 net new gyms open[ing] annually in the U.S. on average over the past 10 years,” according to the findings of a Climbing Business... Continue Reading

Date posted07/3/2023


CWA Certifications: What You Need to Know
CWA Certifications: What You Need to Know

Over a decade ago, with the introduction and evolution of indoor climbing gyms, there was a recognition that not all facilities operate in the same way. Industry stakeholders got together to determine standards and guidelines for the operations of facilities for the industry as a whole. This... Continue Reading

Date posted06/16/2023