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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

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Climbing Holds

Roachy
10/07/2006
2:58:08 PM
I'm designing 2 outdoors traverse / bouldering walls - similar to Burnley - both are in areas exposed to the elements and will feature a mixture of permanent "features" and plastic holds. The walls we're designing are faceted precast concrete structures 3m high, and approx. 30m long each one in VIC and one in QLD. The angles from vertical of the walls will range from vertical to 45 deg.

What are peoples opinions of the holds on the market and there longevity in an exposed environment?
Also, does anyone have any (climbing) features that they feel are under-represented in the (plastic) bouldering around Melbourne...? (bit of a can of worms, but I'm interested in your opinions)

Cheers,
Roachy

nmonteith
10/07/2006
3:00:17 PM
>Also, does anyone have any (climbing) features that they feel are under-represented
>in the (plastic) bouldering around Melbourne...

Cracks and slabs.

manacubus
10/07/2006
3:00:38 PM
Do you already have a client for these? Specifically - where will the one in QLD be going? May I suggest my backyard?

Roachy
10/07/2006
3:15:13 PM
Yeah, thats what i felt too Neil.



Roachy
10/07/2006
3:18:40 PM
Both projects are looking at construction this year. The one in QLD is just out of brisbane, one in VIC near Geelong.
manacubus your suggestion has been noted....
dalai
10/07/2006
4:26:19 PM
On 10/07/2006 Roachy wrote:
>What are peoples opinions of the holds on the market and there longevity
>in an exposed environment?

Seeing holds that have been exposed to the elements for a few years in playgrounds, look to withstand the abuse of muddy sneakers and exposure to UV rays okay as is.

I guess the important think with plastic holds exposed to the weather is that there is some sort of UV filter added to the mixture (if this is in fact required?) and that quality fixings are used to attach the holds.


Hatman
10/07/2006
6:00:47 PM
most reputable holds now feature a UV resitance, cheap crappy ones such as from Xciliver in Canada fade quickly, even when indoors!!

As for fittings stainless is a must for the bolt if the hold is going to be exposed to the elements.


Super Saiyan
16/07/2006
6:12:27 PM
On 10/07/2006 Roachy wrote:
one in VIC near Geelong.

Can i suggest my backyard? :)

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