The BMC Climbing Wall Manual

Posted by Rob Adie on 02/08/2010
The BMC Climbing Wall Manual.

The BMC Climbing Wall Manual is the essential guide for anyone planning to build, manage or use a climbing wall.

The BMC Climbing Wall Manual is now in its 3rd edition and is full of additional and updated information.  The climbing wall industry has gone through a lot of changes since the the 2nd edition was published way back in 1998.

The BMC Climbing Wall Manual is designed for leisure managers, designers, architects, facility owners and climbers - anyone who is involved in the climbing wall industry. It's packed full of:

  • Essential information
  • Independent advice
  • Technical expertise

The manual provides a wealth of guidance and information on the history and development of indoor climbing, planning a new facility including advice on funding, location, design, materials and management issues such as child protection and maintenance.

The manual also covers everything from staffing to access and the teaching of beginners to the instruction of lead climbing all in the operating procedures section. The responsibilities and regulations sections cover everything from the safe design of walls to all the health and safety legislation that climbing walls have to conform to.

Section 8 details all the different types of equipment used to todays walls which also include new equipment such as ice axes and crampons and auto belays.

In this edition of the manual the BMC have also worked with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland to produce an addendum that details any supplementary or additional information for climbing walls located in Scotland.

It's essential reading if you're thinking about setting up a climbing wall and want to know where to start. or have been managing a climbing wall for years and want to swot up on whats going on the in the industry

The BMC Climbing Wall Manual is available as a PDF download or printed book from the BMC shop



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