Climbing Wall Instructor

Mountain Leader

The Climbing Wall Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. It is ideal for people who work at climbing walls or at venues with permanent or mobile climbing towers.

Early in Bryn's career he worked part time at the Beacon Climbing Centre here in North Wales. Bryn ran hundreds of climbing sessions and really cut his teeth as an instructor and coach. The work is fun, varied and if you're lucky you'll get free entry to the climbing wall!

Bryn now works reguarly in climbing walls with private clients / groups and works as a Technical Advisor for several climbing walls around the country delivering staff training sessions, equipment inspections and reviewing of working practices, policies and procedures. All of this additional experience adds to the detail of what is covered as part of the CWI training and assessment process.

Climbing Wall Instructor CWI Training Course

The training course is a fantastic 2-days and involves lots of climbing alongside likeminded people. We'll be bouldering, bottom roping and lead climbing during the course. The Abseil Module is also included as part of the course for a small additional fee depending on location (please ask for details).

Requirements to attend:
  • Registered with Mountain Training for the Climbing Wall Instructor.
  • 15 climbing wall sessions.
  • 10 led routes at grade Fr4.

  • Climbing Wall Instructor CWI Assessment Course

    Once you have completed your training course and gained the required experience you can attend the 1-day assessment course. The assessment is practical based and will have the option for the Abseil Module. There will also be a home research paper to complete.

    Requirements to attend:
    • Attended training.
    • 30 climbing wall sessions.
    • 40 lead climbs.
    • 15 sessions supervising.
    • Hold a valid first aid certificate.
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