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The Climbing Wall Association is the voice of the industry and does the work no one else can do. Since 2003 the CWA has been protecting the industry from regulation, promoting sound risk management practices, and providing valuable benefits and services to the climbing community. Most recently, the CWA released the climber awareness video below as a part of the national ClimbSmart!® campaign.

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The aim of the CWA is to foster favorable operating conditions for the climbing wall industry.  We accomplish this through regulatory interventions, professional development opportunities, resource provision, professional consultation, and climbing safety education.

Climb for a Lifetime, ClimbSmart!®

Professional climbers Chris Sharma, Sasha DiGiulian, Paul Robinson, and Jason Kehl discuss why they climb, the associated risks, and climber responsibility in the newest addition to the ClimbSmart!® public awareness campaign. Climb for a Lifetime, ClimbSmart!®.