“Climbing is what many people think of first when they think of adventure sport. It is also a firmly established favourite in many outdoor camps and outdoor centres.
Climbing combines the unique excitement of mastering a physical challenge, with the mental stimulation of problem-solving, discipline, and motivation.”
Rock climbing outdoors is an amazing experience
It requires planning, fine weather, comprehensive safety instruction, practice, and alot of shiny equipment.
Climbing on artificial structures can offer a safe and accessible introduction to the sport, and can be a fun activity for an afternoon; a fitness or strength workout; a lesson in one of the many technical aspects of climbing; or an activity used to highlight another skill or virtue, such as the trust required in belaying.
Artificial walls come in a dazzling array of styles, sizes and finishes to suit their many uses. The cost is largely dependent on size usually measured in m2, the materials and complexity of the wall, and the hold coverage.
Here are some of the types of climbing structures Adventure Developments currently offer:
Holds can be attached to existing concrete walls, bricks, and even stud walls, good for indoor or outdoor walls, and looks great attached to the side of any building. This method offers great value wall that will get you started.
The most cost effective way is to order a kit from us.
We have a wide assortment of climbing holds attach to hardware set into holes drilled into your walls.
This method is great if you have walls of solid concrete, (say pre cast slabs) or walls of concrete blocks. It can work on normal house bricks too!.
We are able to install the holds and routes.
We usually use 5 holds and 10 anchors per m2 of wall space, for reasonable coverage, this also gives you some flexibility to change the routes around.
Contact us and we will provide a price per m2. This includes all materials and labor necessary for installation.
Plywood Walls are a great value option and probably the most versatile, and common way to build a wall.
Almost all walls are made of 17mm thick plywood, and might be painted with protective paint, or some kind of friction paint.
T nuts are fixed to the back of the plywood to receive the hold bolts, heres where plywood walls really come into their own, you can afford put lots of T nuts on a ply board, 100-200 isn’t uncommon for a training wall.
The more T nuts the better, as you can change the routes around. Just remember not to put them in the places where the ply board will connect to the frame.
Selecting holds is by far the most important aspect of all walls, its great to have a good variety of types, sizes and colours of holds. Prices are largely determined on how big the holds are.
The Monkey Hardware holds system is suited to a wide range of users, it is excellent for providing an adventurous activity which is; temporary, quick to set up, cost effective, unique , visually impressive, minimal impact.
The most cost effective way to buy monkey hardware is in a set.
Your set will contain:
- Monkeys (the Patented plastic plates which join the hold and the tension strap)
- The tension straps.
- The coloured climbing holds, all the nuts and bolts you will need.
- Allen key and stuff sack.
The sets have been designed for different users, ranging from small sets which are for creating a low level challenge on a couple of trees, (perfect for day care centres, play groups, or just to try in your back yard), to very large sets which will enable you to set 4 or 5 climbs to 9 meters (perfect for starting a climbing park, a station in an adventure race, a scout jamboree)
Be safe in the trees:
In Australia, it is considered good practice for any tree which is in a public place (or used by the public) to be surveyed by a competent person. Usually this is managed by your local council.
If you are planning to set up the monkeys on trees which are on private land, then you may need to arrange this survey yourself. (this is only really required for belayed routes). You can learn more about his process on a Level 2 training course. Or contact Adventure Developments / your local Arborist for advice.
Adventure Developments has developed a training program to ensure that operators have the necessary skills to ensure the safety their clients.
The course is split into 2 levels and has drawn on the Australian SIS10 training modules for outdoor recreation.
The training is presented in a workshop style, participants will be assessed for competency by the instructor and presented with a certificate of completion.
Level 1 Operator Is usually a 2 day program. (Fitting harnesses, Teaching belaying, rescuing, group management, using and caring for the Monkeys, relevant standard procedures and legislation)
Level 2 Route setter Is usually a 1 day program. (Select the trees to use, set the anchors and set holds)
Level one Operator may be done in 1 day if participants are experienced & qualified in the operation of top rope climbing.
- Auto Belays
- Lead Bolts
- Route setting
STANDARD PRODUCT FEATURES:
- Compliance to AS 2316.1 for artificial climbing structures
- Access and work positions for instructors complies to AS 1891
- Adventure Developments offers a 10 year warranty on the design and workmanship
- Final inspection and proof loading.
- Maintenance manual.
- Handover training at your site.
- Inspection after 1st year of operation is included.
- Space required: Varies by design
- Height of participants feet: 3.5-20 + Meters
- Lead Time: 4-16 weeks
- Build Time: Varies by design, approx. 2 days per element
- Price Range: From $50,000
- Through put: Varies upto 500 per day.
- Number of operators required: Varies by design
- Harnesses and participants equipment.
- Rescue Packs.
- Soft fall / ground cover.
- Removable staples to limit access.
- Soft fall / ground cover.
- Briefing shelters.
Adventure Developments has teamed up with Uncarved Block to provide climbing walls.
Uncarved Block produce a huge range of holds and have their finger firmly on the pulse of the climbing scene. Their specialist skills are in route setting, problem designing. and their capacity to produce custom holds, combined with Adventure Developments skills in design, engineering and as a building company specialising in adventure structures, guarantee an exceptional end product and supply capacity.
You can explore their range by clicking on the banner below