Climbing Wall Award (CWA)
Climbing Wall Award Qualification Overview
This award qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. The Climbing Wall Award does not include the skills and techniques required to teach lead climbing
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Climbing Wall Award Handbook
Climbing Wall Award Registration
Candidates wishing to register with the Award must:
- Have a genuine interest in climbing and the supervision of groups on climbing walls.
- Have at least six months experience of using a variety of climbing walls.
- Be not less than seventeen years of age at the date of registration. Candidates may undertake training after their seventeenth birthday but may not attend an assessment course until after their eighteenth birthday.
- Be an individual or club member (of an affiliated club) of a Mountaineering Council.
Please read the Useful Information below to Help you RegisterI am trying to log on to register. I might already be registered on one of your awards but I don’t know for sure. What should I do?
If you have, or ever had, a Mountain Training logbook then you are already registered on one of our schemes. Click on the Register for this Award link below, then Existing Candidates and enter the data required to log in. Use the information in your logbook and reproduce exactly your name, etc. MTID means the number at the bottom of your endorsement page. If you no longer have your logbook please email or call us for help with this.
Once logged in click on Your Account on the left hand side of screen. Check and update your postal address. Join a Mountaineering Council or enter your membership number on the Membership Tab. Then go to the Registration Tab and click Register. Accept Terms and Conditions and then pay £39 for the registration and logbook.I am trying to log on to register. I know that I am not already registered on an award with Mountain Training. What should I do?
Click on the Register for this Award link below, then New Candidates. Enter your email address and choose a user name and password. On the next screen enter your name and date of birth. The CMS then creates a record for you. Enter your postal address and Save. Join a Mountaineering Council or enter your membership number on the Membership Tab. Go to Registration Tab and click Register. Accept Terms and Conditions and then pay £39 for the registration and logbook.I am sure I registered a couple of weeks ago but I haven’t had a logbook.
It is possible to create an account on the CMS and get a MTID without registering on an award scheme. Please log back in, join a Mountaineering Council or enter your membership number on the Membership Tab, then go to the Registration Tab and click Register.
Registration cost is £39 per award
Climbing Wall Award Video
Climbing Wall Award OverviewLearning resources are available to buy here
Climbing Wall Award Overview
The scheme is for climbers who are in a position of responsibility when supervising
climbing activities on indoor or outdoor climbing walls, artificial boulders and towers.
This includes a wide range of structures utilised for these activities which will be referred to throughout these introductory notes as ‘walls’. It is primarily concerned with ensuring good practice, leading to the safe enjoyment of climbing activities, and to an understanding of the sport. It covers the supervision and management of activities such as bouldering, the teaching of basic movement skills and roped climbing, excluding the teaching of leading.
This scheme has been designed to provide a level of basic competence for those who
are in a position of responsibility during climbing activities at walls. Whilst the award
does include a measure of personal competence it is not designed as a personal
proficiency programme, and it should not be used as either an entry requirement or a
measure of suitability for individuals who wish to climb on climbing walls.More Climbing Wall Award Information...