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a maximum height of 1500 mm (60 inches) will be
(5) Free Fall Design. All climbers should have a
free fall design. Climbers that have interior climb-
ing bars that could be struck during a free fall from
a height greater than 450 mm (18 inches) to the
surface will not be provided.
c. Use Zone. A minimum 2400 mm (96-inch) use
zone will be provided from all sides of the equip-
d. Adaptations for Children With Disabilities.
Children who use wheelchairs may be able to pull
themselves up to a standing position while holding
onto this equipment. Children with mobility limita-
tions may pass under it.
e. Maintenance Level. The level of maintenance
required for this play equipment is low.
Net climbers are flexible climbing equipment
composed of cable, or chain (fig 1016). Tire climb-
ers should not be provided. Tires collect glass, trash,
water, and harbor insects. Tire climbers are difficult
to climb because of large, uneven distances between
footholds. Climbers composed of cable are preferred
over chain climbers. Cable climbers may be pro-
vided as freestanding equipment or may be at-
Figure 10-14 Climber With in.terlor Bars
tached to a composite structure. Net climbers will
not be used as the sole means of composite structure
access. A less challenging method of access and
egress, such as stairways or stepped platforms,
should be provided in addition to climbers.
a. Recommended Ages. Net climbers are recom-
mended for children ages 3 through 12 years. For
children under 5, net climbers composed of cable
should be selected. For children ages 5 and older,
net climbers composed of chain or cable may be
b. Safety Guidelines.
(1) Minimum Cable Diameter For ease of grip-
Figure 10 -15. Arch Climber.
ping, a minimum cable diameter of 25 mm (l-inch)
after coating will be provided.
climbers that provide hand support during climbing
and at the transition point where the climber con-
nects to the composite structure platform should be
(2) Minimum Width of Rungs. Climber rungs
will be a minimum 400 mm (16 inches) wide.
(3) Maximum Height of Arch When Attached to
Composite Structure. For 4- to 5-year-olds, arch
climbers with a maximum height of 1200 mm (48
inches ) will be provided. For 5- to 12-year-olds, arch
climbers with a maximum height of 1500 mm (56
inches ) will be provided.
(4) Maximum Height of Freestanding Arch
Climbers. For 5- to 12-year-olds, arch climbers with
Figure 1016. Net Climber