EN 12572 standard series include requirements for bouldering walls. Part 2 is for walls without protection points and part 3 is for climbing holds.
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The standard addresses the listed things.
EN 12572-2 (EN 12572 part 2) Bouldering walls
Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Artificial climbing structure (ACS), bouldering wall, characteristic load, falling space, impact area, bouldering wall height, impact absorbing material.
Safety requirements are given for the following: Maximum height, Impact attenuation, impact area, foam safety mats, structural integrity, impact resistance, inserts, falling space, marking, instruction manual, technical documentation, calculations, test methods.
EN 12572-3 (EN 12572 part 3) Climbing holds
Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Artificial climbing structure (ACS), bouldering wall, protection point, hold, volume, panel insert.
Safety requirements are given for the following: Size classification, materials, ergonomics, fixation force, breaking force, dimensions, volumes, testing, structural integrity, Information to be provided by the manufacturer / supplier, marking, test methods.
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