Renting a climbing wall Safety, standards & maintenance Working with Pyramide  
  Enhancing a climbing wall
a climbing wall
Kindergarten / Primary school
Junior high school
High school
Climbing club
Climbing gym business
Squash court conversion
Club / Fitness club
Army / Commando
Fire station
Hospital / physiotherapy clinic
Public park / Playground
Health program / Relaxation area
Leisure center
Amusement park
Shopping center / Mall
Swimming pool
Corporate building / Company
Phone . Fax . Mail  
Army barracks /
Commando training center
Design recommendations
Width : give it greater importance, for it determines the largest number of participants possible : 1.20 m (4') to 1.50 m (5') wide = one route for a pair climber/belayer
Configuration : plan an incline for inter-army competitions
Slab walls are not necessary
Plan belay positions to host training sessions (rappelling and caving, rope climbing
Average height : 6 m to 11 m (20' to 36')
Number of protruding holds : 5 / sq. m ( 5 / 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 : draw a red line at a 3 m (10') height to indicate the limit of climbing without rope belaying (traversing mainly
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 :
Sheffield (UK), Calw : Graf-Zeppelin Kaserne (Germany), Annecy : 27 bataillon des Chasseurs Alpins (France), Canberra : Duntroon Royal Military College (Australia), Rabat : Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Royale (Morocco), Takisawa base (Japan)
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
Use exclusively fiberglass reinforced surfaces particularly on outdoor installations without shelter (Cliff and/or M.G.V.)
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