THE HIGHEST QUALITY BUILDING MATERIALS FOR 20+ YEARS OF USE
ATI normally uses southern yellow pine poles, which
are incredibly durable and strong for challenge courses and outdoor
climbing walls. Pole treatments are primarily CCA (Chromated Copper
Arsenate), often with an additional treatment that conditions the pole
for longevity and fewer cracks. ATI continuously researches available
pole treatments, and makes a conscious decision on treatment types that
insure longevity and safety to participants.
All steel hardware such as eyebolts and timberbolts
are 3/ 4” diameter, hot-dip galvanized. Typical tensile strengths exceed 18,000
lbs. Most structures use 7x19 lay Galvanized Aircraft Cable. Some lo- cations
are recommended to select stainless steel. Most cable termi- nations are swaged.
Other typical hardware items include strandvices, cable clamps, ground screw
anchors, thimbles, and stainless steel belay bars.
All designs use lashing ropes as an additional hardware backup and for
enhancing the aesthetics of the structures. These are the very bright and large
white ropes that are seen at most pole junctions on ATI designs. All of our nets
are produced internally, specifically for each design.
ATI uses a great variety of handhold types and styles. Specific sets are used
for specific designs. Most Access Prevention systems use a removable handhold, a
uniquely designed hold that slips on easily during setup, minimizing time
required for staff to prepare the course for use.
As we are with our poles, we
are very selective about the lumber used in our climbing wall designs. Outdoor
climbing walls are exposed to an extreme range of environmental conditions, and
can reflect this in the quality of the material after a few seasons. To maintain
quality, appearance, longevity and safety, ATI uses a CCA treated,
double-kiln-dried tongue and groove lumber, made of southern yellow pine. The
double drying reduces shrinkage after installation, minimiz- ing both checks
(cracks) and separation. This lumber is professionally fitted, and uses
fasteners that will keep it looking and performing great for years.
equipment is provided with installation. A full complement of equipment allows
for an entire group to participate without trading harnesses. Different designs
require different amounts of equipment, based on their layout and anticipated
user groups. This equipment will be shipped to your program prior to
installation and will be used during the staff training component. We believe
that we use the highest quality gear in our industry. We continually evaluate
the equipment that we use to make sure it is consistent with our quality goals
and safety benchmarks. All facilities that have installed an ATI design are
entitled to a special pricing through our equipment retail partner Adventure
Several designs use a vinyl
cloth system to create a roof over decks and platforms. This vinyl fabric is a
urethane-coated nylon, specifically deigned and sewn for use in our structures.
They are designed to remain on the structure year-round.