(Received 21 March 2005; accepted 25 January 2006)
Published Online: 2006
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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.
Research Associate, Centre for Construction Technology and Research, University of Western Sydney,
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