The initial draft of the 2020 Daily Convention Schedule is now available. Review when the various sessions will take place and start planning your workshops. Read more about the schedule and download a printable copy.
Hosts: Bill & Miriam Cuddington
Alternate: Terry Mitchell
Please join the Vertical Section in congratulating the Winners of the Vertical Climbing Contests, conducted on Monday and Tuesday! This continues our 53 year Vertical Caving Tradition!Continue reading “Vertical Contests Awards Ceremony”
Host: Gene Harrison, Chair
Alternate: Mike Rusin, Vice Chair
During the Annual Vertical Section Business Meeting, the Membership will formally conduct the official business of the Vertical Section. This continues our 48 year Vertical Section Tradition!Continue reading “Vertical Section Business Meeting and Presentations”
Event Leader: Kurt Waldron
The Vertical Section’s Annual Vertical Techniques Workshop is one of the most popular and fun learning events offered at the NSS Convention! Please reserve your slot before the Event is full, and be sure to arrive early Wednesday AM!Continue reading “Vertical Techniques Orientation Workshop”
Event Leaders: Bill & Miriam Cuddington
One of the highlights at each NSS Convention is the Vertical Climbing Contest, where rope climbers of every age group can test their skills and equipment for ascending 11mm caving rope using Single Rope Techniques (SRT). This continues our 53 year Vertical Caving Tradition!Continue reading “Vertical Climbing Contests”
Event Leader: Gary Bush
The Vertical Rebelay Course provides demonstrations, instructions, and practice for climbing with the European style of rope rigging using rebelays. Instructors will be available throughout the day to assist students in learning and practicing the techniques necessary to negotiate rebelays safely and effectively. While the course is open, students may come by anytime to observe others, demonstrate their own
techniques, or to just practice.