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Aim of the Climbing Wall Development Instructor

The Climbing Wall Development Instructor was formally know as the Climbing Wall Leading Award. The award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to teach lead climbing skills on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection. It builds on the skills gained through either the Climbing Wall Instructor or the Rock Climbing Instructor, one of which candidates must hold to access the Climbing Wall Development Instructor scheme.

Training Experience

Before attending a Climbing Wall Development Instructor training course you need to have the minimum experience and the following pre-requisites:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must hold either the Climbing Wall Instructor or the Rock Climbing Instructor
  • You must have an up to date logbook (ideally DLOG) with evidence of the following…
  • 50 led routes
  • Climbed at 3 different major climbing walls
  • Belayed a lead climber 50 times
  • 25 lead routes at grade F6a on indoor climbing walls
  • 20 supervising sessions after passing either Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor. At least 5 of these sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG.

Training Course Dates:

2nd November at XC Centre
30th November at White Spider Climbing

Orther dates to be confirmed and additional courses can also be arranged with a minimum of 2 candidates.

Cost £95 per person + wall entry fees

Consolidation Period

The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course. You can use the excuse ‘I’m preparing for assessment’ to visit the wall as much as you like!

  • 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

Assessment Course Dates:

22nd April 2018
Further dates to be confirmed and additional course can also be arranged with a minimum of 2 candidates.

Cost £95 per person + wall entry fees
Training course will predominantly use White Spider