Indoor Climbing Expo

Indoor Climbing Expo

The second year of the Indoor Climbing Expo (ICE) is coming to the Chattanooga Convention Center in Tennessee on March 19-22, 2025. As the official media partner, we will be keeping this page updated with news and details about the event.

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Latest Updates:

Dates Announced for Indoor Climbing Expo Year Two (CBJ, 1/17/24)

Podcast: ICE Recap with Travis Williams Part 2 (DoughJo Setting, 1/16/24)

Podcast: ICE Recap with Travis Williams Part 1 (DoughJo Setting, 1/4/24)

What You Need to Know

The Venue

  • Chattanooga Convention Center in Halls C and D
  • Free shuttle serves downtown, Convention Center, more
  • Located within 30-60 minutes of LOTS of outdoor climbing
  • Located within a one day drive for most U.S. attendees
CWA Summit Pre-Conferences

Lodging Partners & Options 2023

MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN
(this hotel is attached to the Expo)
Book through this link for preferred pricing.

HOTEL BO
(this hotel is across the street from the Expo)
Book through this link for preferred pricing.

THE CRASH PAD
An amazing local climber-owned hostel in the heart of downtown

AIRBNB
200+ within several blocks of downtown
1000+ within 30 minutes

CAMPING

VAN PARKING
We are still working to confirm a place for camper vans to park overnight. Coming!

Expo hall floor

Expo Week Activities 2023

There are a TON of activities planned during the Expo. Of course there are vendor booths in the Expo Hall (open Noon-5pm on Wed to Fri, and 10am-2pm on Sat), but that’s not even close to being everything there is to do:

    1. Pro Athletes in a Board Comp—with big names like Maya Madere, Paul Robinson, Allison Vest, Ravioli Biceps, Sierra Blair-Coyle and more—competing for a shot at the $15K+ cash purse to be held on the Expo Hall floor on Thursday evening.
    2. CBJ Grip Showcase at Synergy featuring 30 banger boulders set with the latest and greatest shapes from top brands.
    3. Bounty Boulders at High Point on Saturday night.
    4. Roundtable Topic Discussions each weekday morning, including discussions on opening a gym, routesetting, gym-to-crag, insurance, sustainability and USA Climbing.
    5. Hands-On Activities each weekday morning, including hold shaping, hold maintenance, and rope art creation.
    6. Routesetting & Training Clinics at local gyms.
    7. Meet a Nonprofit event to learn how your funds and energy help us gain and preserve access and drive progression in the sport.
    8. Educational sessions outside of expo hours, with topics on opening a gym, human resources, routesetting.
    9. Local Crag Tours by the SCC
bouldering on southern sandstone photo by Caleb Timmerman
Enjoying southern sandstone. Photo by Caleb Timmerman courtesy Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Nearby Activities

Rock Climbing!!
This is why the event is in Chattanooga in December! It’s the season of perfect conditions for the stellar local sandstone. Check out the Climbing Areas page on the SCC website for access details, parking information and beta. Here are some popular spots, but this only scratches the surface…

  • TRAD – T-Wall and Sunset Rock are both classic single pitch predominantly trad crags close to downtown.
  • SPORT – Foster Falls, Denny Cove, Woodcock Cove and Deep Creek are all classic sport areas within an hour of Chattanooga.
  • BOULDERING – Stone Fort, Middle Creek, Pep Boys, Lower Pot Point Boulders and Dayton are all great bouldering spots as well.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Gym Climbing – The indoor climbing industry is why we are gathering, and Chatt is home to several great gyms. Check out High Point’s Riverside and Downtown locations, and Synergy for a combo climbing/ninja experience.
  • Outdoor – Beyond climbing, the area boasts miles and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as many caves to explore underground.
  • Urban – The city of Chattanooga is packed with urban adventures, including museums, art galleries, restaurants, historical sites, and great nightlife. Downtown has a free shuttle to get you around.
Elevate Climbing Walls

Brands Who Exhibited in 2023

Exhibitor booths are available, contact organizer Travis Williams at info@indoorclimbingexpo.com.

The Hold Room
The Hold Room
Bold Climbing
Bold Climbing
Kilter Grips
Kilter Grips
sToKed Climbing
sToKed Climbing
Magic Wood
Magic Wood Distribution
Menagerie
Menagerie
Capital Climbing
Capital Climbing
Legacy Ascension
Legacy Ascension
Method Grips
Method Grips
Lacuna
Lacuna
Grizzly
Grizzly
Grizzly
MyClimb
KAYA
KAYA
EP Climbing
EP Climbing
Granite Insurance
Granite Insurance
OnSite
OnSite Climbing Walls
Ocelot Grips
Ocelot Grips
SlapChalks
SlapChalks
Climbing Business Journal
Climbing Business Journal
Sand-It
Sand-It
DELIRE
DELIRE
Mad Rock
Mad Rock
Dynotights
Dynotights
Solution Volumes
Solution Volumes
Useable Surface Volumes
Usable Surface Volumes
Southeast Climbers Coalition
Southeast Climbers Coalition
Echo Stone Holds
Echo Stone Holds
Tragur
Tragur
Spark Climbing
Spark Climbing
Burlaep Apparel
Burlaep Apparel
BoulderBears
BoulderBears
Essential Climbing
Essential Climbing
V12 Resole
V12 Resole
Sōshin
Sōshin
Capitan
Capitan
Teren
Teren NEW
Dynamite Starfish
Dynamite Starfish NEW
Climb Choss
Climb Choss NEW
Cactus to Pine
Cactus to Pine NEW
Approach
Approach NEW
Mimic Holds
Mimic Holds NEW
Nature Outfitters
Nature Outfitters NEW
So iLL
So iLL NEW
Outdoor Chattanooga
Outdoor Chattanooga NEW

Past Expo Coverage

Climbing Business Journal is pleased to be the official media partner of the Indoor Climbing Expo.