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Climbing club
Design recommendations
Width : give it greater importance, for it determines the largest number of participants possible : 1.20 m (4') wide = one route for a pair climber/belayer
Configuration : plan inclines and overhangs/roofs : 1 to 6 m (3 to 20') for competitions
slab not necessary for the beginners, rather plan a vertical surface
automatic angle adjustment system in the upper part
plan a boulder area : structure under 4.50 m (15') high, large overhangs, for climbing without belaying, with deep landing mats
Average height : 9 to 12 m (30' to 40')
Number of protruding holds : 5 to 8 / sq. m (5 to 8 / 10 sq. ft)
Support : whether the available support is a concrete wall, a breeze block wall, a steel frame, timber columns or other, there is always a possibility to adapt a corresponding climbing wall support. The option of self-standing climbing wall supports is also a solution
Crash area : indoors = fold-away crash mats / outdoors = gravel base 30 cm (1') deep
Clearance zone : 3 m (10') in front of the largest overhang
Safety : plan floor belay anchors 2.50 m (8') in front of the wall (built in cases with removable cap) for a safe belay with beginners or automatic belay systems
draw a red line at a 3 m (10') height to indicate the limit of climbing without rope belaying (traversing work)
in multisport halls, plan a separation net
Other fittings / comfort items : lighting = minimal intensity of 300 lux even / heating and ventilation = temperature 16°C (60°F) to 18°C (65°F), the hot air must not accumulate on top of the wall

Some references :
Kobe : Hyogyo's prefecture's mountaineering association (Japan), Günzburg : Alpine Club (Germany), Hatano : Tokai Mountaineering Association's climbing club (Japan), Kristiansand (Norway), Pforzheim : Alpine Club House (Germany)
Our services :
- design assistance
- advisory consulting / quotation (free of charge, no commitment)
- help for writing the technical specifications (tender document, etc…)
- engineering & technical information (loads on support wall and floor, information about standards, etc…)

  Pyramide 's recommendation
A very large selection of several holds is essential, do not hesitate to use different brands. A modular surface like the M.G.V. walls will enable the wall to keep pace with the evolving climbing levels of the participants : an original 2 m (7') incline will be turned into a 6 m (20') overhang (in most cases modifications are possible without recourse to original builder)
Modane (France)
Product info
>   M.G.V.
>   Plywood
>   Climbing holds
>   Manual wall unit
>   Discs
Walferdange (Luxemburg)
Product info
>   Plywood
>   Climbing holds
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