Climbing Wall Leading Award


This Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to teach lead climbing skills on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structors with fixed protection. It builds on the skills acquired in either the Climbing Wall Award (CWA) or Single Pitch Award (SPA). Candidates registering for the Climbing Wall Leading Award must already hold either a CWA or SPA.


Download CWLA Syllabus here


Registering for the CWLA:

Before registering for the CWLA candidates must:


·         Be at least 18 years old

·         Hold either a CWA or SPA

·         Have led at least 50 climbs

·         At least 25 of the above must be at grade F6a or above

·         Have climbed at at least 3 major indoor climbing walls

·         Have belayed a leader on at least 50 climbs

·         Have at least 25 supervising sessions post CWA/SPA