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Climbing Wall Development Instructor

If you wish to teach lead climbing in indoor or outdoor climbing walls with fixed protection, then this is the course for you. In order to enrol on this one day course you will need to be an experienced climber and already either hold the Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor qualification.


Pre-Requisites and Registration

You will need to apply to Mountain Training in order to register for the course. Details of the eligibility criteria and course guidance notes are available from Mountain Training here:

Approval from Mountain Training must be obtained before enrolling on this course.


The Syllabus

The areas covered in this course are as follows:

  • Technical Competence (including personal climbing)
  • The Climbing Wall Environment
  • Supervision (including planning, managing and movement skills)

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Development Instructor Handbook here:
mountain-training.org/climbing/awards/climbing-wall-leading-award [pdf]



Course - Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training / Climbing Wall Development Instructor Assessment
Location - Mile End Climbing Wall
Cost - £115
Full details at:

From March 2020 all courses are currently postponed.  We have started a waiting list so we can get back on track as soon as govt guidelines say we can.  Email us at info@mountainwise.co.uk to be added.


2 June 2020
17 September 2020

3 June 2020
24 September 2020





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