Run by climbers for climbers

CAWA is the representative body of climbers in Western Australia, formed in 1968, and incorporated in August 1979. The management of CAWA is conducted by a committee.

CAWA’s purpose is to

  • promote and develop rock climbing, especially in WA;
  • protect and promote the interests of rock climbers in WA;
  • provide an institution for rock climbers to meet;
  • formulate and publish guidelines; and
  • encourage groups with similar objects to affiliate with the Association.

Access Subcommittee

The CAWA Access Subcommittee’s role is to identify, investigate and address access issues when they arise. If you have any access questions or issues or want to report an access issue, e-mail CAWA ([email protected]) or the CAWA Access Subcommittee ([email protected])

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