We help you equip your climbing wall fully by providing a wide range of rock climbing equipment from the best brands in the world such as Petzl, Beal, Simmond, Fixe and others. All equipment supplied complimentary to a Walltopia climbing wall conforms to the unique design and usage of every specific project. Climbing gear provided by Walltopia is in accordance with all applicable norms of CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) and UIAA (International Federation of Mountaineering Associations).
-Climbing ropes of kermantle construction. Choice of static or dynamic climbing ropes. Dynamic ropes are designed to sustain greater forces and thus are suitable for arresting the fall of a climber as belaying ropes. Static ropes stretch far less and are suitable for top rope anchoring systems and abseiling. Climbing ropes specifically designed for use on artificial climbing walls and top roping have an outer sheath thickened for durability as well as greater resistance to friction. We choose the ropes we provide carefully so they remain flexible for a longer time and are children-friendly.
-Carabiners come in aluminium or if requested in steel and in a variety of forms depending on the intended use of the carabiner. Locking carabiners (with a standard or automatic locking mechanism) are used for belaying while non-locking carabiners are a part of a quickdraw. HMS shaped carabiners are recommended for belaying purposes as they are designed to have better load distribution. Carabiners come fully zinc plated and durable in humid conditions. Carabiners are in accordance with EN 12275 - Mountaineering equipment. Connectors. Safety requirements and test methods.
-Quickdraws used on artificial climbing walls are made of a pre-sewn webbing with two carabiners or webbing with a carabiner and a maillon. When a wuickdraw with two carabiners is used, the carabiner with the straight gate is clipped to the protection point so the possibility of a climber accidentally unclipping the carabiner is decreased. The carabiner on the end of the quickdraw in contact with the climbing rope has a bent gate in order to make it easier and quicker for the climber to clip himself. Quickdraws with a carbiner and a maillon are the preferred type for climbing walls as they are not intended to be relocated very often.
-Harnesses generally come in a variety of models each designed to cater for a specific type of climbing from sports to alpine or big wall climbing. Harnesses offered for rent on climbing walls should have adjustable belt and leg loops to cover a wider range of age groups and body structures. Following the advised safety instructions of the manufacturer, instructor or supervisor when climbing with a rented harness is highly recommended as harnesses are life-saving pieces of equipment. All harnesses come with a user manual and are in accordance to the standard for Mountaneering equipment EN 12277.
-Belay devices are an important piece of equipment that acts as the blood line between the climber and the belayer. We higly recommend seeking advice from experts before choosing and purchasing a specific model for use on a commercial climbing wall. Passive camming devices rely on the belayer's brake and the carabiner to increase friction and arrest a fall. Active camming devices such as the Gri-Gri have a mechanism that locks off the rope. However preferred by inexperienced climbers, the Gri-Gri carries a risk of reverse threading and should by no means be used without supervision.
-Rappel devices are designed for descending ropes in a controlled and secure manner. Some descenders are also suitable for belaying such as the Figure Eight. This device is used in rescue operations and is by far the most popular rappel device with the undisputable advantage of efficient heat waste. Compact in size and very light, the Figure Eight can be used on single and double ropes making it the most versatile of all rappel devices. Other devices suitable strictly for rappeling such as the Rappel Rack can also be ordered. Consult with Walltopia's team for the most appropriate device for your needs and requirements.
-Protection devices are now also offered by Walltopia upon request in order to compliment our ground-breaking technology for manufacturing cracks suitable for practicing trad climbing techniques. With Walltopia's special Rocktopia Cracks, you can bring Trad Climbing experience indoors. Nuts and Hexes are similar devices that are wedged in cracks while SLCD or Spring loaded camming devices are used by pulling the cams, inserting the device in the crack and then releasing it so it jams securely. Traditional protection devices on artificial climbing walls cannot be used as sole protection points.
-Various training equipment is favored for srengthening particular techniques or specific muscle groups. We can incorporate the design of your climbing wall with a campus board (series of horizontal wooden rungs) used for developing finger and contact strength. Or you can choose from the range of training boards or fingerboards produced by our sister company HRT - check online on www.hrt-holds.com. HRT's fingerboards are specifically designed for improving grip technique and grip strength but also with utmost care to the tendon health of the climber.
-Climbing shoes are footwear with specialised rubber soles that increase the grip and friction between the foot and the climbing surface. Models aimed at different type of climbing, e.g. bouldering, big wall, on edges, for precise technical routes, etc. differ in construction or in type of rubber used for the sole. Climbing shoes preferred for use on a commercial climbing wall tend to be simpler, easier to put on and more classic in construction and thus suitable for a greater variety of people.
-Climbing in maintained and controlled environments such as artificial climbing walls does not require wearing helmets as a safety precaution. Nonetheless many facilities choose to offer or insist on equipping climbers with a helmet to protect them from injuries caused by possible belayer's fault or resulting from a pendulum swing. A helmet can be produced under different technologies, each having its benefits and drawbacks. We strive to provide our clients with products optimally compromised between strenght and weight. We choose light, comfortable and well ventilated helmets with adjustable webbing under the chin and around the head.
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