Halls & Walls 2022 Review

Halls & Walls the must-attend event for managers of climbing and bouldering gyms for years.

This year, the climbing gym industry met again at the DAV climbing gym meeting. Halls & Walls took place at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition near Lake Constance on November 25/26 as part of Vertical Pro, the trade fair for "Vertical Professions". Once again, the well-known format of experts presentations and trade fair had been very well accepted and attracted 2100 visitors from 38 countries.

 The lectures organized by the DAV were very popular. This year's main topic of sustainability was illuminated in all facets and actively discussed: Reasons and ways for sustainability, how sustainability is already implemented in climbing gyms, ecology in the building sector and diversity in route setting. The lecture program was opened by DAV Vice President Manfred Sailer.


The presentations can be found in the download section below.

Impulsvortrag: Diversität im Routenbau. Foto: DAV/Jennifer Lönz

In the exhibition hall A7 companies of climbing wall construction, bouldering mats, grip shapes, wall equipment, climbing equipment, operating software and other accessories were represented at the booths. In addition, visitors could have take a look into hall B5, the exhibition area of high ropes courses, industrial climbing and height rescue. In total, 139 exhibitors from 36 countries were represented.

 At the DAV booth, all visitors were welcomed for an industry exchange and long-time DAV partner Seeberger offered coffee and snacks. In the context, the DAV safety research has also presented its latest video on climbing with autobelays, as there have been accidents in climbing gyms in recent years. To watch the video and for more information see here. The video is at free disposal and can be downloaded in German and English from Skyfish.

 In addition, the revised "Recommendations for the Installation of Toprope Stations in Climbing Gyms" was available for a look by climbing gym managers. The document is available in the download area below and here.

Halls & Walls Messestand 2022. Foto: DAV/Tanja Ganz

The fair was rounded off on Friday evening with the Vertikal Pro Party in the foyer. The bouldering competition "Vertical Comp" in the bouldering gym Greifbar provided a sporting highlight on Saturday evening with an exciting competition and DJ beats.

 For climbing gym managers and route setters who like to plan for the future: Halls & Walls 2023 will take place next year on 24/25  November 2023 in Friedrichshafen near Lake Constance.

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