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Thank you for your interest in joining the Climbing Wall Association! The CWA is a non-profit, industry trade association for operators of climbing walls, builders of climbing walls, manufacturers of climbing wall equipment, and others involved in the climbing industry. Click here to join CWA today!


What does CWA do?

As a member-driven organization, the CWA offers standards and publications for the operation of climbing walls, insurance programs for climbing facilities, risk management consulting for member organizations, conferences, and other products and services.


CWA is the principal promoter and defender of the manufactured wall climbing industry in the USA. The CWA’s public policy agenda involves educating members on policy matters that may have an impact on their programs and businesses, promoting positive regulatory and business conditions for the industry, promoting sound public policy regarding health, physical education and recreation.


Who should join?

CWA membership is designed to benefit any organization that provides climbing–related products or services. From climbing gyms to summer camps, our global member network includes any organization or vendor involved in the operation and construction of artificial climbing structures. A few examples of current CWA members include:

Member Spotlight: High Point Climbing

Member Spotlight: True North Climbing

Member Spotlight: Cascade Specialty

Member Spotlight: University of Nebraska


How much does membership cost?

CWA’s annual membership dues are $350.00 and $50.00 for each additional location with a climbing wall.


What are the benefits of membership?

CWA members enjoy discounts, free publications upon renewal, ClimbSmart! program collateral, insurance program eligibility, lobbying, support, and more. For a comprehensive listing of CWA member benefits, visit our benefits page.


Why should I join?

Every membership is very important to the CWA. Your support is vital to our continued efforts on behalf of the entire industry. By joining the CWA, your organization joins a unified industry group that is working for the continued success and stability of our industry. Your membership will make a difference for the future of indoor climbing! Join the CWA!

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