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• I want to build a small climbing wall for children at home. Which holds would be suitable? 

You can find holds suitable for children in Aix Holds – Hold for Children category. These are usually positive ones, designed for the children´s grip.
https://www.holdsmarket.com/en/87-for-children

• What about the distance between holds?

Holds should be placed so that a climber could reach at least one next hold statically in the direction of climbing. If a climber stands on two holds and adhere to another one, he or she must reach next hold in the direction of climbing and afterwards, he or she should be able to lift the foot and stand on a hold, which helps him or her to pull up to the next move.

• How big are the holds? I cannot figure it out just from the picture.

Most of the AIX climbing holds pictures include a black-and-white scale, situated in the upper part of the picture. On the scale, one division means the length of 10 cm. Holds of other brands do not include such a scale and you have to try to estimate the size of the holds only according to the screw hole dimension.

• What about the maximum recommended decline indicated at holds?

Maximum decline is indicated at holds as a recommendation of on how much overhanging walls it is possible to climb when using the holds. The degree is estimated for advanced climbers. Performance climbers can use the holds also in bigger overhangs.

 

The parameter of decline is shown in such a way that the perpendicular is 0° and a roof overhang is 90°.

• How shall I fasten the holds? Can I put them also on the wall?

The holds are fastened by hex keys M10 of various length. Some holds need to be secured against rotation by a 5 mm screw of a proper length.
As a standard, holds are assembled on wood board materials (plywood, or less suitable OSB), in which female screw M10x12 are ready to use. These boards are attached to requested places. Attaching right to the wall is not suitable but it is possible in case that expansion anchors or M10 slots can be fixed into the wall, made e.g. of concrete or solid bricks. On the other hand, walls made of ytong or hollow bricks are not suitable.

• Will I get with holds also screws?

Screws are not included into the price, if not stated otherwise. You can find screws in the category Holds accessories/connection material
Screws are included into the price at campus rungs.

• Which and how long screws do I need to the holds?

As a standard, the hex screw M10 (screw with an inner hexagon) is used for attaching climbing holds. The screw can be either cylindrical or countersink. Most of the holds can be attached by both types of the screws but cylindrical screws are more usual. One of the main reasons for that is the bigger inner hexagon for the hex key size 8.
At each AIX set you can find “Parameters” where lengths of screws needed for assemblage are specified. The length applies for a hex cylindrical screw, suitable for assembling holds on boards thick 15-21 mm with female screws M10 on the back side of the board. In case of a demand of a different type of assemblage – e.g. the TAP case into the wall or on a board of different thickness, etc., it is necessary to use screws of different length,
In case of a bigger order, the table of the screw lengths help you to count the necessary amount and length of screws. The table can be downloaded in the fold “Assembly” at each set of holds. You can also find lengths of screws for holds of different brands.
Screws can be ordered straight in the category – Holds accessories/connection material, where you can choose demanded amount of the given length of screws.

In case you need to help with the length of screws or you do not want to count the necessary amount of them, write your request to the commentary of your order. Consequently, you will be contacted as soon as possible to approve the price.

(The Flatholds do not include the information on the screw length – the producer does not provide it. We will try to find it out and complete it.)

• Can I choose holds from one set in various colors? I would need only one hold from the set, but 20x.

Such an order is possible only after face-to-face or phone agreement.

• Can I use the OSB for my home climbing wall?

OSB, similarly to a chip board, is not entirely suitable because of its lower solidity, and there is a threat that the hold would be torn out together with its female screw. To build a climbing wall, 18 mm plywood boards are ideal. You can ask for such boards at us.

• What weight do the holds endure? Will they bear me at all?

The holds are made in accordance with regulation on climbing walls and holds. The endurable load differs hold from hold but holds always maintain the weight of an adult if the hold is not damaged (cracked), e.g. due to uneven bedding, on which the hold is assembled or due to overtightening when assembling.

• What is the material of holds?

Most of holds are made of two or multicomponent polyester or polyurethane resin, into which extenders are added in the proportion of 1:1. Previously, the holds were made of epoxy resins and extenders in the proportion of 1:8.

• Why do holds differ in colors?

The variety of colors differs in dependance on the producer. Various producers can use different colors that do not need to coincide.

• Where can I touch the holds? Can I buy them at your workroom?

We deliver the holds into most big climbing walls across the country and abroad. Furthermore, it is possible to find our holds in some outdoor shops. You also can have a look and buy the holds at our workroom after a phone arrangement.

• What discount can I get?

The discount derives from the volume of the order (written in the terms of trade) or according to the discount system of faithful customers.

• Why is the set Minimicro not suitable for children?

Holds from the set minimicro are too small and children, similarly to most adults, cannot hold them. These holds are meant more as footholds. Likewise, unsuitable for children are also sets micro, footholds, and jibs.

• Can I use holds outside? What about the impact of snow and frost?

Technology of making hold is highly developed and holds can be used as inside as outside. The holds do not soak water, therefore neither rain nor frost damage them. The only possible damage known to us can happen in certain conditions when washing holds with too warm or hot water.

• What is the Campus?

Campus board was invented by Wolfgang Güllich in 1988 as a training tool for preparation for climbing the route Action Direct in Frankenjura. It is a ladder made of campus holds. The first campus board was situated at a University gym called Campus Centre, and from here comes the name of this training tool. Now, Campus-boarding is a common training method of sport climbers.

• Why are holds so expensive?

The price of holds is derived from the volume of material needed for their production, and the material is expensive. The holds producers give to various volumes various size specter (xs, s, m, l, etc.). E.g. giving the size S to a hold depends on the set volume range of different producers. Thus, there are differences when some producers can give the size S to a hold while others M, and so, seemingly the former holds are more expensive. Our holds are cheaper than others abroad.

• Where can I get the adorable pendants that I saw on Facebook?

We can send the pendants in limited amount to you free of charge, you only bear the post costs. We also try to add them as a bonus to the orders before we send them.

• Shall I clean the holds? When and how?

Holds should be clean with toothbrushes or soft steel brushes designed for it straight on the wall when you notice the holds begin to be slippery due to sweat or magnesium.
It is good to wash the holds occasionally, especially when they are dirty of magnesium, climbing shoes or otherwise. Holds can be washed by brush rubbing in lukewarm water, by splashing with water under pressure (pressure washing) or in accordance with the manual with a cleaning agent, which can you buy in our e-shop.

• Which T-nuts shall I buy?

T-nuts that we offer differ by the way of assemblage on the wall. T-nuts, called „bulldogs“ https://www.holdsmarket.com/en/accessories/286-t-nut.html are hammered into the board (before the assemblage of boards on the wall), which is sufficient for common usage. Sometimes it can happen that the screw gets loose when attaching the hold and falls behind the board where it is not possible to get any more to fix the screw. Other “bulldogs 2H and 3H ” we offer are assembled with common screws and their loosening is impossible. The latter are also suitable for assembling into a finished wall when you do not want to batter down by hammering the female screws. The more common screws you use when assembling a T-nut, the bigger is the certainty that the T-nut will not get loose.

• Since what age would you recommend building a climbing wall for children in their room?

The children wall in their room is a highly individual thing and it depends on the fitness of the child and ambitions of parents. The parents who climb usually build the climbing wall early and wait when the child starts to be interested in it and starts climbing. Abilities of children often show at playgrounds and climbing frames. In general, it is good for children to try climbing or scrambling somewhere.


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