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AORE Climbing Wall Summit Panel Presentation

Document Date: January 31, 2011
Document Source: AORE Conference
Posted:  January 30, 2011

The Association of Outdoor Recreation & Education (AORE) hosted a Climbing Wall Summit at the 2010 AORE Annual Conference in Keystone, Colorado on Saturday, November 13, 2010. The Climbing Wall Summit was designed to bring together a panel of climbing wall experts to discuss current issues relevant to the management of indoor climbing walls as they relate to best practices, industry standards, staff training and certification, facility management, equipment purchasing and inspection, facility management, insurance, risk management and structural inspection. The transcript of the summit discussion is now available at OutdoorEd.com.The goals for the Climbing Wall Summit were:
Educate the AORE membership on climbing wall management best practices and industry standards.
Bring the AORE membership and the climbing wall industry into alignment.
Set a baseline for what are acceptable practices and recommended strategies in the management and operation of indoor climbing walls.
Address common issues specific to climbing wall management among the AORE collegiate, university, military, and municipal recreation membership.
Cameron Allen – Stratus Insurance
Chris Danielson – Trango
Guy deBrun – AORE
Ed Crothers – American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)
Will Friday – Professional Climbing Instructor’s Association (PCIA)
Steve Holmes – Eldorado Climbing Walls
Adam Koberna – Entreprise
Jason Kurten – AORE
Pat Mackin – Nicros / Vertical Endeavors / Climbing Wall Association (CWA)
Casey Newman – Trango / CWA
Eric Olson – Adventure Rock
Rick Picar – PCGI
Cody Sorensen – Spectrum Sports
Jon Tierney – Professional Climbing Instructor’s Association (PCIA)
Rick Vance – Petzl
Jared Wells – Eldorado Climbing Walls
Bill Zimmerman – Climbing Wall Association (CWA)