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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
Height : minimum 6 m (20')
Configuration : rather plan a vertical wall
Slab not necessary
Plan belay positions to host training sessions (rappelling and caving, rope climbing)
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 :
Massy : Fire station (France), Bourges : Fire station (France), Stuttgart : Degerloch Fire station (Germany), Dreux : Fire station (France), Urazoe : Okinawa prefecture's firemen school (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
 
The ideal location for the bolt-on holds wall is the fire hose drying tower
 
 
Massy (France)
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