Halls & Walls 2021

Halls & Walls is THE trade fair, information and exchange platform for the climbing gym sector. Managers, operators, route setters and climbing trainers are invited to discuss the latest developments in indoor climbing with experts and learn about most recent studies and research, projects and products of this sport. In parallel to the many different professional presentations, manufacturers of climbing walls and climbing holds, hardware and software providers and suppliers of accessories exhibit their products.

The success of Halls & Walls began as the climbing gym meeting of the German Alpine Association (DAV; Deutscher Alpenverein) in Darmstadt in 2011.


From 2017 to 2019, the climbing gym industry met at the Nuremberg exhibition centre for two days, to allow for a wide range of products and an intensive exchange of information. The event with its mixture of exhibition, expert lectures and industry meetings attracted around 1200 trade visitors from Germany, Europe and the whole world in 2019. Under the influence of the Corona pandemic, Halls & Walls 2020 took place without a trade fair and without visitors as a digital symposium.


However, the event has reached a size that the German Alpine Association with its resources cannot develop further without external support. For this reason, Halls & Walls will take place in Friedrichshafen from 2021 as part of Vertical Pro, a trade fair on the topics of safety at work at height activities and rope and safety technologies. The DAV continues to be the organizer for the Halls & Walls symposium. The Friedrichshafen Fair (Messe Friedrichshafen) will be responsible for exhibitor and visitor management in the future.


Halls & Walls 2021 will take place in Friedrichshafen from November 19 to 20, 2021. More information is available at  www.vertical-pro.com/en-gb/halls-and-walls.