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Event Name:Climbing Wall Instructor Course @ Radford, VA
Event Type(s):Climbing Wall
Description:A climbing wall instruction course will be held 12/1 - 12/3 in Radford, VA. The course includes technical approach instruction adn certification in top rope and lead climbing. Course completion allows for addition membership opportunities. 
Event Date:12-01-17 - 12-03-17
Event Time:All Day
Location:Radford University
801 East Main Street
Radford, VA 24142

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Contact Person:Andy Borak
(phone: 540-831-6012)

The Climbing Wall Instructor Program (CWI) was introduced in 2007 to certify professionals who teach in an indoor or artificial wall environment. It aims to increase the level of professionalism in indoor climbing and to improve the level of climbing wall instruction, to develop a more consistent standard of care for climbing instructors in the US, to evaluate the skills of climbing instructors in the US, and to provide guidance for further professional development. There are two certification levels: CWI Top Rope, CWI Lead.

This course addresses the basic technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility. The course length is a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation, typically run over 2.5 days. Certification and membership lasts for three years. After three years current CWI’s can re-take a one-day reassessment to regain the CWI certification. Course cost: $325.00 plus membership to the organization linked below. 

You are 18 years old.
You have at least one year documented personal climbing experience (a minimum of 20 outings climbing indoors and/or outdoors in the last 12 months).
You are able to climb 5.9 on top rope and lead 5.8 for Lead Certification.
You are able to climb 5.7 on artificial structures., on top rope for top Rope Certification.
You understand the proper use of personal climbing equipment, including shoes, harness, belay device, carabiners, rope, cordage, and slings.

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