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The Climbing Wall Leading Course (CWLA) is for CWA holders who wish to extend their skillset so that they can teach indoor lead climbing. The 6 hour training course covers all aspects of teaching clients to lead climb. The minimum requirement for those wishing to undertake CWLA is the they can lead to Fr 6a indoors.

 

Training

Before you book onto a Climbing Wall Leading Award training course your application for registration must have been approved by Mountain Training.

Climbing Wall Leading Award holders should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered, to a greater or lesser extent, during your training course.

  • Technical Competence (including personal climbing)

  • The Climbing Wall Environment

  • Supervision (including planning, managing and movement skills)

 

Assessment

Before you book onto a Climbing Wall Leading Award assessment, make sure you have done the following:

  • You must have attended a Climbing Wall Leading Award training course (or have been granted exemption)

  • You must be familiar with the syllabus

  • You must have logged a minimum of 100 different lead climbs, at least half of which must be a grade of French 6a or above

  • You must have assisted or observed at least 5 teaching leading sessions delivered by a suitably qualified person

  • You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 8 hours and relevant to your work as a Climbing Wall Award holder

  • The Climbing Wall Leading Award assessment is a minimum of 6 hours.

 

Please contact reception for more details 

2017 Course Dates

SPA assessment

27th & 28th February

CWA refresher course / preparing for assessment

4th March

CWA training

2nd, 7th & 9th March (evenings 6-10pm)

CWLA training (Lead climbing module)

6th & 7th March (mornings 9-12)

CWA assessment

3rd March

Winter Skills Weekend

4th & 5th March Cairngorms

CWLA training (Lead climbing module)

22nd & 23rd March (evenings)

SPA training

25th & 26th March

CWA refresher course / preparing for assessment.

1st April

CWA assessment

7th April

CWA training

27th April, 4th & 11th May

(evenings 6-10pm)

Outdoor Climber 1 (Learn to lead)

29th April

Outdoor Climber 1 (Learn to lead)

13th May

Classic Lakeland Rock

16th, 17th & 18th May

Honister Via Ferrata and Mine trip

19th May

CWA training

1st, 8th & 15th June (evenings 6-10pm)

CWA refresher course / preparing for assessment.

3rd June

CWA assessment

10th March

SPA refresher / preparing for assessment

14th June

SPA assessment

22nd & 23rd June

Outdoor skills - setting up top ropes at local crags

24th June

Courses and Qualifications Enquiry

Please Complete all relevant areas of the form below to request a call back from our team to begin the course booking process. *Please note - completing this form does not confirm or make a booking, you will be contacted by a member of our team who will complete your booking either via email or on the phone* You can contact us directly on 0191 265 6060 or at enquiries@newcastleclimbingcentre.co.uk
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