/ climbing hold regs.....?

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Rockhopper85 - on 09 Oct 2012
So, soon I'm moving home and have the perfect space for a climbing wall. I bought some metolius holds, a bag of screw on tat and 7 good holds totalling to 80 and nowhere near enough.

Well I'm a composite engineer and do a lot of development work, so I put my talents to use and have designed and made some awesome holds. They feel like real rock as in feel,nooks and crannys etc and are strong and safe. So I thought I could supply these a lot cheaper to people making holds affordable for anyone. Does anyone know if I need to get regs or approval to do this? Bearing in mind I do stress testing, material testing and formulas for a living for the MOD. Any advice would be great. Thanks :)
jimtitt - on 09 Oct 2012
In reply to Rockhopper85:
They have to conform to EN12572-3 to start with, the rules on the chemicals used (REACH 1907/2006), the regulations on pigmentation safety and naturally enough the emissions.
Dean177 - on 09 Oct 2012
In reply to Rockhopper85:
Got any pics of the ones you have made?
Pop them on http://imgur.com/ people would be interested to see your efforts!
The Green Giant - on 09 Oct 2012
In reply to Dean177:

I agree, you might be onto a good business here!
jimtitt - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to jimtitt:
Correction, they may have to conform to EN12572-3. Depends if there is a directive in place.
phil456 - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to Rockhopper85: Sorry, I cant help with regs; but I would like to buy a few for evaluation purposes if you have any spare. Cheers Phil
Fraser on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to Rockhopper85:

Sounds interesting (and I'd also be keen to see some photos), but one thing to bear in mind with bolt-on holds / fingerboards is: they're for training and should be as finger friendly as possible. You can't train if your fingers are trashed due to the holds' rough texture etc.

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