| Climbing wall
operation is complex and involves walking a fine
line between risk management and accessibility.
Too often climbing wall use languishes due to a
lack of expertise in managing these factors. At
Climbing Wall Management, our primary goal is
creating the right balance for your specific
needs. View list of recent clients
Climbing Wall Management, LLC was created by
climbing entrepreneur Dan Hague and professional
route setter Mike Helt to help multi-activity
facilities such as university student centers,
health clubs, and YMCA' s get the most out of
their indoor climbing walls.
Dan Hague founded and led Sportrock Climbing
Centers in the Washington D.C. area for its first
11 years. In that time, Sportrock grew to become
the East Coast’s largest climbing company with
three indoor facilities, extensive indoor and
outdoor instructional offerings, and a reputation
for excellence within the climbing industry. In
2008 Dan opened Rise Up
Climbing, his fourth gym, in Lynchburg,
Virginia where he curerntly resides.
Dan has been climbing since 1972 and teaching the
sport since 1994. He developed and continually
improves the operational standards by which his
facility runs. He has vast experience recruiting,
hiring, training and managing climbing gym staff.
In addition, his coaching clients have included
many climbers in the junior divisions who have
gone on to impressive finishes in local, regional,
and national competitions.
During his tenure at Sportrock Dan developed
the successful Fast Forward Progression, a
series of classes that has helped thousands of
climbers acquire movement skills quickly and
effectively. Dan, along with co-author Doug
Hunter, wrote The Self Coached Climber
(2006) in which he reveals the many principles,
tips, and tricks which make his instructional
method so successful. Dan and Douglas followed
with a second book called Redpoint in
2011. Dan’s own climbing keeps getting better as
he ages having redpointed a number of New River
Gorge 5.13s after turning forty.
Currently Dan is Chairmen of the Climbing Wall Association's
Operational Standards Committee which oversees
and revises the operational standards for the
climbing wall industry. In addition he chaired
the CWA's Climbing Wall Instructor certification
committee helping to put the program in place.
Dan is currently classified as a "provider"
giving him authority to certify instructors to
the CWI standards. In addition, Dan is a current
board member at the CWA.
CV and case history available upon request.