Halls & Walls English


Halls & Walls is the annual meeting of the international climbing gym scene

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. Under the influence of the Corona pandemic, Halls & Walls 2020 took place without a trade fair and without visitors as a digital symposium.

The event with its mixture of exhibition, expert lectures and industry meetings attracts trade visitors from Germany, Europe and the whole world. However, with around 1200 visitors in 2019 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 takes place in Friedrichshafen since 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) is responsible for exhibitor and visitor management.

Halls & Walls 2024 will take place in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance from November 22 to 23, 2024.