CWM

 
ADV TRAINING

Bouldering Operations
Lead Assessment
Lead Instruction
Movement 101
Movement 201
Group Programs
Competition Planning
Staffing

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Advanced Operation Modules

Bouldering Operations
The student will learn to safely offer bouldering in their facility.
Module Topics:
 Provide orientation to the bouldering area for new users
 Providing and teaching correct spotting
 Understand why bouldering results in more injuries than roped climbing
 Rules and warnings
Class period: 1.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 15

Lead Climbing Assessment and Supervision
The student will learn how to safely test a climber for lead climbing competency and monitor the activities of lead climbers in their facility.
Module Topics:
 Compare a climber’s test results against the facility’s standards
 Recognize common lead climbing and belaying safety skill errors or
    deficiencies in tested climbers
 Ascribe a result of pass or fail
 Enforce a failing result
Class period: 2.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 8

Lead Climbing Instruction
The student will be able to teach lead climbing and belay safety skills to a small group of climbers and ascertain whether lead climbing and belay safety skills have been learned. Module Topics:
 Using the three person and mock lead belay system
 Understand the lead climbing system used in the facility
 Safe lead belay methods
 Safe lead climbing technique
Class period: 2.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 6

Movement Training 101
The student will learn to evaluate basic climbing movement in others and teach foundational movement skills per “The Self-Coached Climber” by Dan Hague & Doug Hunter.
Module Topics:
 The three types of balance and their importance and use in climbing
 Establishment of a good base of support
 Body awareness
Class period: 2.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 6

Movement Training 201
The student will learn to evaluate advanced climbing movement in others and teach elevated movement skills. Module Topics:
 Turning and flagging
 Movement initiation and centers
 Creative use of the feet
 Dynamic movement
Class period: 2.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 6

Group Programs
Non-instructional groups present challenges not found in regular climbing instruction classes. The student will learn to safely offer non-instructional group programs such as birthday parties in their facility.
Module Topics:
 Set up before the group arrives
 Take control of the group
 Orient the group to the facility
 Guide the group through a fun, safe, and challenging program
Class period: 1.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 12

Competition Planning
Competitions are an important part of a climbing facility’s services. The student will learn to prepare for various climbing competition formats from concept through competition day. Module Topics:
 Contact and arrange sponsors
 Organize staff and volunteers
 Effectively market the competition
 Effectively run the event
 Prepare the necessary documentation for competition
Class period: 3.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 3

Staff Recruitment, Selection & Training
Climbing facility staff provide the direct customer contact for the organization. Selecting the right individuals for specific qualities is crucial to creating the desired atmosphere. Module Topics:
 Recruit climbing wall staff
 Select climbing wall staff
 Train climbing wall staff
Class period: 2.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 3
 

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