explore PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh, known as the City of Bridges, hosts numerous indoor climbing gyms, companies, and access to outdoor recreation. The Strip District, Duquesne Incline, and bustling downtown will compliment your CWA Summit experience. 

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JOIN US IN PITTSBURGH

Week of May 15, 2023 | Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania

The CWA Summit is on the move.

 

In an effort to reach our members everywhere, the CWA is committed to bringing the premier indoor climbing industry to every member in the U.S.

 

Save the date for Portland, OR in May 2024.

THE DAVID L. LAWRENCE CONVENTION CENTER

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the LEED® Platinum Certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center effectively blends unparalleled space, functionality, and flexibility to offer event producers, exhibitors, and visitors a location for an extraordinary event experience.

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HEAR FROM
CWA MEMBERs

Pittsburgh may not be the first city on your mind when you think of rock climbing. 

But CWA members are everywhere, and that means, so is the CWA.

Downtown Pittsburgh Member Gyms

"Pittsburgh being the next host city for the CWA Summit is a testament to the reach and growth that indoor climbing now boasts. My hometown isn’t surrounded by granite cliffs or canyons with endless climbing, yet it, like many other non-traditional climbing markets, has a burgeoning climbing community whose hunger for indoor climbing terrain was only satiated in the last half-decade. See you next year in the Burgh!"

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ASCEND Pittsburgh

ALEX BERNSTEIN, FOUNDER

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"Pittsburgh is a fantastic venue for the CWA Summit, and we can't wait to help welcome folks from the global climbing industry to town to connect, climb, and continue important conversations. See you all at the Summit!"

EMILY ROAN, GYM MANAGER

FA Climbing and Fitness Pittsburgh

"Pittsburgh is known for rivers, bridges, and sports but not outdoor recreation.  However in just a short drive into Appalachia and you’ll find yourself surrounded by countless sandstone boulders & cliff lines nestled among beautiful deciduous wilderness and rivers. As the city continues to attract students and professionals from all over the world, the homegrown climbing community is rapidly expanding. The city of Pittsburgh exemplifies resiliency and innovation, and I think that makes it a perfect complement for the Climbing Wall Association Summit."

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Iron City Boulders

Dean Privett- VP