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Building Your Own Climbing Wall (Book)

Excellent book packed with info, tricks, highly illustrated--will save you time/money.

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Child Helmet

It's important for kids to wear helmets when participating in active sports such as indoor rock climbing. The helmets designed for children are made specifically for the type of sport or activity. For example, a child's climbing helmet is designed to the EN 12492, Snell N-94 climbing and mountaineering helmet standard. This means it is designed to protect the head for the specific type of bumps and impacts associated with a climbing fall. Children's helmets made for skiing and snowboarding are designed to the ASTM F2040, CE 1077, Snell RS-98 or S-98 standard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Different activities require different helmets, and there are helmets for every season's sports". The NHTSA(1) provided an effectiveness estimate that 85 to 88% of head and brain injuries could be prevented by correctly wearing the appropriate helmet for the sport or activity.

Types of Child Helmets

There are many types of helmets, and the manufacturers usually designs several models for children. Look for a label or marking on the inside of the child helmet that shows which standard it complies with. Some comply with more than one standard and therefore can be used with more than one sport. The US CPSA(2) lists many helmets with the applicable manufacturer's safety standard for various sports in which children might participate:

Fitting a Child's Helmet(2)(3)

Fit of a Helmet vs Child's Growth

Most child helmets are built with an adjustment for growth. This is also useful for wear over a beanie in extreme cold conditions. Other children's helmets may have several sets of foam fitting pads. If this is the type of adjustment provided they can be replaced using thinner pads as your child grows. The pads are only a spacer for fitting. They do not change the level of protection provided by the helmet.(4)

When to Replace a Child's Helmet.

There are three factors to consider. 1) fit, 2) severity of impact, 3) helmet design is a single-impact or multiple-impact type.

References: (1) NHTSA: http://www.nhtsa.gov; (2) CPSA: http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/117293/349.pdff; (3) NHTSA: How to Fit a Child's Helmet; (4) Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute: http://www.bhsi.org/childpam.htm.

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Balaclava Compression Face Mask - Best Wind, Cold & UV Protection for Men/ Women

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Half Dome Climbing Helmet

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The Half Dome Climbing Helmet has been redesigned from the ground up. With an improved fit and weight savings of more than 40 grams over the original, the Half Dome is an all-purpose workhorse ideal for everything from trad cragging to alpine expeditions. Also featuring a new custom-designed wheel adjuster...

Mammut Skywalker 2 Climbing Helmet

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Mammut paid equal attention to comfort and safety when designing the Skywalker 2 Climbing Helmet. A single-handed adjustment lets you loosen or tighten the fit around your noggin to handle your beanie in the winter.

Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet

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Named for the looming vertical master, the Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet boasts a tech-savvy design that its namesake would deem worthy. Protect your head and focus on your vertical progress.

Mammut Rock Rider Climbing Helmet

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CAMP USA Speed Ski and Climbing Helmet

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If it weren't for the photographic evidence of your adventure, you might forget that the uber-lightweight CAMP USA Speed Ski and Climbing Helmet was ever on your head. Weighing in at just 230 grams, the Speed is the lightest UI-certified helmet on the market.

Vector Helmet

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A revolutionary helmet that's ideal for long routes, alpine climbs and other weight-sensitive missions, the Black Diamond Vector Helmet combines lightweight protection, excellent ventilation and "barely there" comfort like never before. The geometric, co-molded EPS foam and polycarbonate...

Pulse Climbing/Snow Helmet

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The Pulse Helmet from C.A.M.P. is the ultimate ski mountaineering helmet and one of the few helmets certified for both climbing and skiing. Featuring 13 vents when opened up, the Pulse offers exceptional ventilation when playing hard. The three front vents open and close from the outside by sliding a...

Sirocco Climbing Helmet

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With a maximum weight of 165 g, the PETZL's SIROCCO climbing helmet becomes the new standard in terms of lightness. The monobloc construction minimizes helmet weight while retaining excellent impact resistance, due to the mechanical properties of expanded polypropylene (EPP). The textile adjustment...

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The Trendy Swede Face Mask Sports Balaclava (2 Pack)

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Camp USA Armour Junior Helmet

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DECENT FEATURES of the Camp USA Armour Junior Helmet Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering Kid s specific Hybrid construction Rotating size adjustment wheel Comfort chin strap Headlamp compatible UIAA 106 / EN 12492 certified The SPECS Size: 53 61 cm, 21 24 in Weight: 310 g, 10.9 oz ALL CLIMBING...

16-in-1 Magic Headband [Fire] - Multifunctional and Seamless Headwear as a Bandana, Mask, Sweatband and Scarf. Perfect Fitness, Sport, Yoga and Travel Gear for Men, Women and Kids

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16-in-1 Magic Headband - Multifunctional and Seamless Headwear as a Bandana, Mask, Sweatband and Scarf. Perfect Fitness, Sport, Yoga and Travel Gear for Men, Women and Kids

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Sportown Women&men Adult Unisex Motorcycle Fleece Hat Winter Ski Hat

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16-in-1 Magic Headband [Animal Prints] - Multifunctional and Seamless Headwear as a Bandana, Mask, Sweatband and Scarf. Perfect Fitness, Sport, Yoga and Travel Gear for Men, Women and Kids

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