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Formerly known as the Climbing Wall Leading Award (CWLA)

This course is for those Climbing Wall Award holders and Climbing Wall Instructors who wish to extend their skillset so that they can teach indoor lead climbing. The 8 hour training course covers all aspects of teaching clients to lead climb and lead belay. The minimum requirement for those wishing to undertake this award is that they can lead Fr. 6a indoors.

Pre-requisites for registration:

  • You have led & lead belayed 50 indoor routes
  • You have passed the Climbing Wall Award OR the Climbing Wall Instructor qualification
  • You have logged a minimum of 25 indoor lead climbs at grade Fr.6a or harder
  • You have logged a minimum of 20 supervising sessions since passing the CWA/CWI

Additional Information

  • Training course cost £125*
  • Syllabus can be downloaded from here
  • Assessment cost £95* and duration of assessment is 6 hours


*Includes entry to the centre

COVID UPDATE: We have had to make some changes due to the government guidance on Covid-19. To see what new safety measures we have in place please click here to view our Covid Secure Climbing Policy.

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