CWM

 
BASIC TRAINING

Belaying Skills
Belay Instruction
Belay Checks
Belay Escapes
Customer Orientation
Climber Supervision
Customer Records
Autobelay Operation
Equipment Operation
Setting Management
CWA Proctices

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Basic Operation Modules

Top-Rope Basic Skills
The students will be able to use and manage a complete artificial wall top-rope belay system.  Module Topics:
Equipment setup and use
 Proper belay technique
 Belayer/climber verbal commands
 Use of floor anchors
 Proper rope management and care
Class period: 1.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 9

Top-Rope Belay Instruction
The student will be able to teach basic climber safety skills to a small group of novice climbers including an overview of the top rope belay system used in the facility.
Module Topics:
 Using the three person belay system
 Proper use of the facility rental harness, belay device, and floor anchors
 Ascertain whether climbers have learned basic safety skills
Class period: 2.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 6

Top-Rope Belay Checks
The student will be able to quickly and accurately assess the ability of any climber to put on a harness, set up a belay device, tie in with a figure eight follow through knot, use belayer/climber verbal commands, employ proper belay technique and confidently ascribe either a pass or fail.
Class period: 1.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 15

Belay Escapes
The student will learn how to quickly and effectively respond to a belay or other equipment malfunction making a belay escape and substitution necessary. The student will also learn how to deal with a frozen climber on the wall.
Class period: 2.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 15

Customer Orientation
The student will be able to screen a customer for skills and ability upon check-in.
Module Topics:
 Restricting access to the climbing area
 Screening customers for ability and skill level
 Informing customers of the facility's rules
 Completing a liability waiver
Class period: 1.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 15

Climber Supervision
The student will be able to supervise use of the climbing wall in order to minimize risk in the  climbing environment.
Module Topics:
 Quickly and accurately assess the actions of any climber from a distance
 Take appropriate action to prevent or correct hazardous situations
Class period: 1.0 hour
Maximum number of participants: 15

Customer Records Setup
The student will be able to set up a record keeping system to track customer information and teach its use to others.
Module Topics:
 Assessing the needs, abilities, and resources of the facility.
 Creating or modifying a record keeping system
Class period: 2.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 3

Autobelay Use & Maintenance
The student will be able to properly use and teach others to use an autobelay device. The student will be able to inspect and evaluate the condition of an autobelay device and recommend maintenance.
Class period: 1.0 hour
Maximum number of participants: 15

Equipment Safety Checks & Maintenance
The student will be able to inspect, evaluate, and log on a regular basis the condition of all safety equipment used in the climbing facility.
Module Topics:
 Evaluate the condition of rental equipment
 Evaluate the condition of padding, ropes, holds, anchors, and wall surface
 Repair or replace deficient equipment
Class period: 1.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 15

Route Setting Management
The student will learn how to create route setting goals, track the quantity and quality of route setting in their facility, and recruit, select, hire, and manage route setters.
Class period: 2.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 3

Climbing Wall Association’s Industry Practices
The student will learn how to comply with CWA industry practices.
Module Topics:
 Gain a working knowledge of the industry practices
 Alter or create compliant policies and procedures
Class period: 3.0 hours
Maximum number of participants: 3
 

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