We are leading the way in design & construction of rock climbing walls
Summit Climbing Walls is a team of climbers and technical experts together with design and construction specialists. We love sharing our passion for climbing and creating rock climbing walls for the best ongoing user experience. To achieve this, we design and constructed climbing solutions to challenge and engage climbers. Most importantly we create walls that climbers want to climb. This is not a task we take lightly.
Our team will deliver a climbing solution to maximise various revenue streams. We do this by combining climbing experience with operational and industry experience. In addition we use data to identify markets that will deliver return on your investment.
Our design team has many years of indoor and outdoor climbing experience. As a result we produce solutions for climbing surfaces that are equally engaging and challenging for all levels of user. We prioritise aesthetic of our climbing walls to feature sculpture like qualities. However a climbing wall also needs to keep your climbers engaged in order to get them coming back for more. For this reason we design our climbing walls to be both visually appealing and inspirational for route setting.
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We work with you to create the best climbing solution
To build a first class climbing product requires concise consultation and ongoing collaboration. Firstly our design team will identify your requirements for your climbing wall. This includes the installation space, budget, desired aesthetic and ultimately the climbing outcomes for your rock climbing wall.
You will be supplied a 3D model of the proposed climbing wall design during the design phase. This enables excellent visualisation for clients and ease of feedback throughout the design process. In addition, the model assists in budgeting estimates for construction of your project.
Secondly the engineered structure is designed to correspond to the 3D model. Now that the design is complete the model moves to engineer testing and certification. Manufacturing begins and finally construction of your rock climbing wall. Summit Climbing Walls deliver either a standalone climbing walls or a complete turn-key solution. This includes route setting, climbing holds, ropes, floor mats, climbing gear and safety equipment.
We work to the highest standards for design and construction on every project. For example, our climbing wall formed part of an award winning gymnasium at Irene McCormack College. Parry and Rosenthal Architects were awarded the 2017 AIA Architectural Award for Educational Facilities for their design.
Our products & services are completed to Australian Standards with engineer certification
Safety is our highest priority. All Summit Climbing Walls materials, equipment and parts are designed, manufactured and tested to Australian Standards AS 2316.1-2009 for Artificial Climbing Walls and Challenge Courses, referenced building codes and standards. Accordingly our engineer will certify your climbing wall at completion of the build. We can also assist with ongoing maintenance requirements for your climbing wall.
The Australian Standards are designed to protect the health and safety of users and operators. All our designs are in accordance with these requirements. Similarly we place significant focus on end user satisfaction and subsequently wall utilisation.
We work with a range of materials to deliver designs that are the best solution for your project. For instance we will recommend either plywood or fibreglass panels for the climbing surface. Recommendations consider many factors including environmental conditions, budget and desired finish.
For the structure, our design team has developed two revolutionary products to provide creativity for free flowing design. Both systems create climbing wall solutions that are superior in design. The AdStrut System and Modular Design Climbing Walls connect seamlessly to existing structures. Most importantly construction is completed faster without compromise on quality.
Our professional route setting services will help you get the most from your wall
Route setting is imperative to the success of a climbing wall. Therefore quality design, construction and route setting provides the highest wall utilisation. Climbers are most engaged on fresh problems with natural flow and ergonomic movement. Together with routes set to grades, climbers gain feedback in order to monitor their progression and goal achievement.
Route setting is an intuitive and creative process to be completed by an experienced team of setters. The success of your climbing wall is achieved through quality route setting to challenge and engage your climbers. Professional route setting will ensure maximum use of your climbing wall whether new or old.
Our route setting team have invaluable experience in climbing, gym route setting and competition setting. They are state level accredited competition setters with Sports Climbing Australia (SCA). As a result they create quality climbing routes that include:
- Natural flow and ergonomic movement
- Routes set to target grades
- Enjoyable, challenging routes at every grade
- Routes that incorporate specific climbing skills and technique
- Body position and sequencing
- Efficient footwork and weight transfer
- Initiation of movement
Climbing wall inspection and maintenance services
Rock climbing walls require annual maintenance and reporting for structure. Additionally climbing equipment must be tested quarterly. This schedule meets Australian Standards to ensure the safety of climbers using your facility. If your wall and equipment are currently assessed by Rope Access certifiers, your climbers and your business could be at risk. Rope Access certifiers do not assess against the correct application of Australian Standards for artificial climbing walls.
Summit Climbing Walls provides full maintenance and reporting services for climbing walls in compliance with Australian Standards. We provide a comprehensive testing report on completion of each inspection. In addition, the report provides details on any maintenance required to keep your climbing wall compliant and safe. Our skilled team can also implement maintenance for your climbing wall or equipment where necessary.
Summit Climbing Walls supply inspection and safety reports completed in accordance with Australian Standards AS 2316.1-2009 as applicable for Artificial Climbing Walls. For example, our reports consist of but are not limited to:
- Structural frame
- Access ladder and Safety Rails
- All climbing equipment and components
- Full testing report provided
For more details please give us a call or visit the Maintenance and Reporting page on our website.