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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- ideally 16 routes
Configuration : plan an incline and an overhang (1.20 m or 4' to 3.00 m or 10') for varsity sports events, and sports associations
S lab for beginners not necessary, rather plan a vertical surface
A ll routes must be easily watched by the teacher/instructor
Average height : 7 m to 9 m (23' to 30')
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 : plan belay anchor systems on the floor, 2.50 m (8') in front of the wall (anchoring case with removable cap) to allow secure belaying for beginners, draw a red line at a 3 m (10') height to indicate the limit of climbing without rope belaying (traversing mainly), in multi sport 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 :
Charleville-Mezieres : Etion Highschool (France), Vannes : Saint Joseph private high school (France), Casablanca : Lyautey French high school (Morocco), Antananarivo : French high school (Madagascar), Mamba : high school (Japan), Singapore : Maris Stella High school
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
 
Plan a curtain to separate the climbing wall area from the other courts (preferably non see-through). Do not forget the corresponding climbing equipment
 
 
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