Volume 34, Issue 5 (September 2006)
Testing of Rock Climbing Anchors
The testing procedures for small rock anchors for various recreational activities including rock climbing are regulated in the European Standard EN959. This paper reports on the use of this testing method in a recent study on the strength of rock climbing anchors in sandstone with a relatively low compressive strength. Some limitations of this method were identified and modifications were implemented in order to overcome these limitations. The modified testing procedure and some representative test results are summarized.