Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) Training

The Climbing Wall Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders.

It is ideal for people who work in climbing walls or at venues with permanent or mobile climbing towers. It is primarily concerned with ensuring good practice, leading to the safe enjoyment of climbing activities, and to an understanding of the sport.

I provide the CWI course on behalf of the Mountain Training Board Ireland and it is run in accordance with their syllabus and guidelines.

Registering for the Climbing Wall Instructor:

Before registration candidates must:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Be a member of one of the three Mountaineering Councils; Mountaineering Ireland, the British Mountaineering Council or Mountaineering Scotland.
  • Have at least 6 months climbing experience and have climbed at 3 different walls on at least 15 different occasions; this must include at least 1 major public wall
  • Have led 10 routes at Fr4 on walls.
  • Should have an understanding of the wider sport of climbing and ideally have climbed outdoors

To register:

To attend the training course you must register for the award direct with Mountaineering Ireland. To register, click on this link.


The course runs over 2 days and costs €180 per person and includes your entry to the climbing wall on both days.

Ratio: Most courses run on a 6:1 basis, but the minimum requirement for a course to run is 4:1. To discuss further, please contact me to discuss on or 086-3807756

Next available course:

25th/26th November 2023  – Dublin         (spaces)