/ Resin walls and spinning holds.
I climb often at an indoor 'resin' wall and the holds are constsntly spinning. Has anyone else come accoross this or know of any solutions I can pass onto their management because they seem unaware of any solutions.....
In no particular order:
Driving in a screw next to the hold.
Cleaning the back of the hold.
Doing it up properly.
Bolting the hold up against a rubber anti-slip mat.
If the wall is reasonably old it could be a case of the t-nuts behind the wall breaking through the resin on the back and need replacing.
the option of screws is not possible as the wall cracks, but the rubber anti slip plate is a useful method. Do you know anything about this?
If by resin wall you mean featured wall i.e. bendcrete etc, then this is probably caused by the wall section being curved and the back of the hold being flat so only a small section of the hold is in contact with the wall.
Using smaller holds on the more curved areas should help them to "sit" better.
If there's a bolt-hole close to a change in shape of the wall, even a small one, it means the holds can't be done up tightly enough without breaking them..
What we've done is work out which bolts are the persistent offenders, and take a file to the resin around those bolt-holes. Once the surface has been 'flattened out' the holds won't spin nearly as often.
This is pretty drastic though. You'll be lucky if the wall owners are happy about taking chunks out of their lovely expensive wall!
> I climb often at an indoor 'resin' wall and the holds are constsntly spinning.
Are you sure you're not on Total Wipeout?
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