Thursday, November 08, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Choose your EDU Adventure. Come by the High Altitude Den climbing wall to tackle your burning climbing education questions. Do you want to know more about anchoring? Rappelling? Belaying? Do you want to get a personalized AAC Universal Belay Card? The wall will be staffed with AAC educators ready to... ...read more...
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Thursday, November 08, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
We invite carabiner manufacturers, climbers, and carabiner enthusiasts to explore the fundamental functions and features of all carabiners: secure connections, cost and durability, strength to weight ratios, and overall strength. Sometimes, climbers want connections to be really secure, and various locking mechanisms achieve that. Sometimes, we want the lightest and... ...read more...
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Thursday, November 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Fixed point belays are used to belay a leader climber from a single fixed point, rather than incorporating the belayer’s bodyweight. If you’ve never seen this application, come on by. It’s a technique that has been around a long time, so there is a lot of data surrounding its use.... ...read more...
  • Education

Thursday, November 08, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Come have a cup of joe from Goodhart Coffee and show off your best rope trick. We’ll provide special prizes for special tricks....
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Friday, November 09, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Choose your EDU Adventure. Come by the High Altitude Den climbing wall to tackle your burning climbing education questions. Do you want to know more about anchoring? Rappelling? Belaying? Do you want to get a personalized AAC Universal Belay Card? The wall will be staffed with AAC educators ready to... ...read more...
  • Education

Friday, November 09, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
We invite rope manufacturers, climbers, and rope enthusiasts to explore the fundamental functions and features of all rope: elasticity, durability, handling, strength to weight ratios, and slew of other features like dry-treatment, middle markings, end labels, colors and styles. Climbing rope, anchoring rope, tag lines, cordellette, friction hitches: we ask... ...read more...
  • Education

Friday, November 09, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Accidents involving incapacitated belayers have been a steady annual phenomenon, and assisted braking devices offer an informed belayer a definitive margin of error. Come by the AAC climbing wall to see how a stationary brake hand can add efficiency to your lead belaying. See how assisted braking functions give your... ...read more...
  • Education

Friday, November 09, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
As climbers we know climbing is an inherently dangerous undertaking. We feel the risk is outweighed by the strong expression of selfhood that comes from moving up rock, snow and ice. Danger and risk can lead to injury and loss. Every climber knows skinned knees and knuckles. We take them... ...read more...
  • Education

Saturday, November 10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Choose your EDU Adventure. Come by the High Altitude Den climbing wall to tackle your burning climbing education questions. Do you want to know more about anchoring? Rappelling? Belaying? Do you want to get a personalized AAC Universal Belay Card? The wall will be staffed with AAC educators ready to... ...read more...
  • Education

Saturday, November 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Every manufacturer at the show has an array of products designed to anchor a climbing team to sets of permanents fixtures (bolts), removable protection points (cams, stoppers, etc), and natural features (trees, boulders, horns, etc). Come see the latest and greatest products to make sure your application adheres to fundamental... ...read more...
  • Education

Saturday, November 10, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Helmet use is becoming more and more of status quo for outdoor climbing, and helmets are being designed to protect the climber skull from things falling from above, and the climber falling and impacting things. Come discuss the increasingly ubiquitous use of helmets in an outdoor setting....
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Saturday, November 10, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
Come have a cup of joe from Goodhart Coffee and mingle with the newest and most innovative products available for climbers this year....
  • Education

Sunday, November 11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 38087-UL)
Choose your EDU Adventure. Come by the High Altitude Den climbing wall to tackle your burning climbing education questions. Do you want to know more about anchoring? Rappelling? Belaying? Do you want to get a personalized AAC Universal Belay Card? The wall will be staffed with AAC educators ready to... ...read more...
  • Education

Sunday, November 11, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den
The AAC has been slowly reformulating the nature of small teams and improvised rescue training. For decades, the top down curriculum taught by guides and climbing instructors has emphasized the least common scenarios in climbing, with load transfer techniques being the foundational skill. All those skills are still valuable, but... ...read more...
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