Adaptive 8'x12' - Panels and Holds only
The ideal climbing wall for children with special needs including, physical, sensory, communicative and cognitive disabilities.
The Adaptive Climbing Wall, with its companion activity guide, helps instructors effectively include youth with special needs in their climbing program. The smooth, dry-erase and magnet-accepting surface can be written on and accepts magnets to provide learning opportunities for children with cognitive or communicative disabilities. The Adaptive Holds include grab-bar style hand holds and ledge-style foot holds to provide stability and extra support for children with physical disabilities. The color-coded Groperz™ Hand Holds offer a variety of additional options for climbers to use as they travel across the Traverse Wall®. Green hand holds are the largest and easiest to grip. The yellow holds come in a variety of sizes and offer a light challenge. The red holds are medium sized and provide the most challenge. Climbers can choose to use any color hand hold, or try the extra challenge of climbing using only hand holds of the same color. Our signature Red-Relief Line® is a safety feature that reminds climbers to stay within a distance of three feet from the floor and is a helpful tool for the climbing wall supervisor. Make rocking climbing more accessible with the Adaptive Climbing Wall!
ItÃ¢ÂÂs the ideal climbing wall for adapted or inclusive physical education, occupational therapy and physical therapy and provides opportunities to develop balance, body awareness, muscle strength, motor planning and more. Climbing also provides proprioceptive input to improve sensory integration. The Adaptive Climbing Wall is also well suited for special education classes where learning and movement can be integrated and problem solving, visual attention and concentration are required.
Each 20' x 8' Adaptive Wall section includes sentence building, word and math magnets, Adaptive Climbing Holds, Groperz Hand Holds, 330 preset placement options for mounting hand holds, the Red-Relief Line, Adaptive Climbing Activity Guide and dry-erase markers.
Safety mats and a way to "close" the traverse wall® to prevent unauthorized use are recommended.
Wall surface type: Smooth and Cross-Curricular
1. What is the wall made of?
The Climbing Wall is constructed of 3/4" plywood and are coated with a smooth, white, dry-erase/magnet-accepting surface.
2. How do the hand holds attach to the wall?
Groperz Hand holds are mounted to the traverse wall through t-nuts and held in place with bolts. They are mounted and removed with the use of an included Allen wrench. Since our t-nuts are of premium quality and our bolts of standardized length, removing and moving hand holds is simple and fast.
3. How many hand holds are included with a traverse wall?
Each 8' x 20' panel comes with 20 Groperz Hand Holds and 330 t-nuts, offering a variety of options for varying difficulty levels.
4. Can we take the wall down and move it?
Yes, walls may be removed from existing sites and reinstalled in alternate sites. New mounting hardware will be required for installation.
5. What activities can we do with the climbing wall?
A Climbing the Walls™ activity guide is available for purchase. This resource contains a rich variety of fun, challenging, and age-appropriate climbing activities for use on your wall.
6. What is the added liability or insurance need?
Product Liability Insurance backs all products. It is also recommended that you consult with your insurance carrier to see if they require any additional insurance. With traverse walls, additional coverage is not typically required since the climberÃ¢ÂÂs feet are not more than 3ÃÂ½Ã¢ÂÂ off the floor and safety mats provide 6Ã¢ÂÂ of fall zone protection.
7. What do we need for safety surfacing?
Mats are an important safety component of your climbing wall. This offers safety mats in two thicknesses: 2" and 3". Mats are constructed of polyethylene foam enclosed in an 18-oz. polyester reinforced vinyl cover. They come in 4Ã¢ÂÂ x 6Ã¢ÂÂ sections and are available in Royal Blue, Red and 14 custom colors (for an additional cost).
8. How can we prevent unauthorized climbing?
Our patented Mat-Locking® System closes and locks your climbing wall when you want to restrict access. The system is cordless and really easy to use. Simply hang mats onto the climbing wall by hanging the webbing loops onto specially-designed hand holds. Push up the red security latch and lock with a few turns of the security bold. The mats Velcro® to one another and attach to the base of the climbing wall with nylon tabs. A "No Climbing" decal is printed on the outer side of the mats to serve as notice that the climbing wall is closed.
9. Are we limited to a traverse wall that is either 20' or 40' long?
No. We can build a traverse wall any desired length. Our website provides pricing and information for those two lengths, but we often build climbing walls with other lengths. Contact us and we will be happy to provide you with pricing and more details.
10. For which disabilities is Adaptive Wall best suited?
The Adaptive Wall is suited for children with physical, sensory, communicative and cognitive disabilities.
11. Has the Adaptive Wall been evaluated for success?
The Adaptive Traverse Wall received "very good" and "good" ratings after an independent AblePlay™ evaluation by the National Lekotek Center, a not-for-profit organization that uses interactive play experiences, and the learning that results, to promote the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life. The disabilities that were represented during the evaluation included Autism, AspergerÃ¢ÂÂs Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome & Speech and Language Delays.