Mick Ryan and Alan James have a go on the Mammut Wall at the Friedrichshafen Trade Show - July 2010. The 'bubble' underneath was amazingly comfortable to fall on; you could virtually hit it in any position and not feel a thing. The three routes on the wall were 6c on the left leading to a dyno for the finishing jug, and 6a+ in the middle, and 5 ish on the right.
The 16th OutDoor Show at Friedrichshafen, Germany was the biggest ever with nearly 20,000 visitors and over 800 exhibitors. This was the first year that the whole UKClimbing.com team were there, not just one of us. Kevin Avery our Gear Editor and Chief Editor Jack Geldard visited companies to look at new gear and report back, Alan James our Director and myself were there to introduce companies to UKClimbing.com and explain how we can help market their products. It's a real social occaision as well but the purpose is for companies to showcase their gear to retailers and take orders for the 2010 season. Spotlighted at Friedrichshafen also is 'best of show' also known as the The OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARDS which are a design innovation awards judged by a jury from the International Forum Design based in Hannover, Germany.