N.J. Admin. Code § 5:14A-14.7 - Adoption as amended of ASTM practice F 1773-97

(a) The Standard Terminology Relating to Climbing and Mountaineering Equipment and Practices, designated by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) as F 1773-97, is adopted by reference, as amended, and made part of this subchapter and shall be enforced as part of this subchapter.
(b) Notwithstanding any provisions stated in the standard, where specific provisions of the standard conflict with the provisions expressly set forth in this subchapter, the provisions set forth in this subchapter shall govern.
(c) The following sections of the standard are modified as follows:
1. Section 3, Terminology, shall be amended as follows:
i. Section 3.1.2: Following the words "a stationary person," the words "or mechanical device" shall be inserted. Also, the words "catch the climber" shall be deleted and the words "restrict speed of descent" shall be inserted in their place.
ii. Section 3.1.4: The words "person who is belaying" shall be deleted and the words "ride operator who performs the manual-belay of a climber" shall be inserted in their place.
iii. Section 3.1.6: The words "person engaging in the sport of climbing and mountaineering" shall be deleted and the words "patron engaged in climbing a climbing wall amusement ride" shall be inserted in their place.
iv. Section 3.1.13: The words "the path chosen by a climber" shall be deleted and the words "a series of specified holds to be followed by a climber during the ascent of an artificial climbing wall" shall be inserted in their place.
v. Add Section "3.1.17 Auto-belay, n--an automated mechanical device used to belay a climber."
vi. Add Section "3.1.18 Auto-belay, v--the technique of using an auto-belay device."
vii. Add Section "3.1.19 Climbing wall amusement ride, n--an amusement ride where an artificial climbing wall is used as an integral part of the ride and where it is intended for rider to climb."
viii. Add Section "3.1.20 Climbing zone, n--the surface on an artificial climbing wall, defined by two vertical planes extending from the base of the wall to the apex, which is designated for use by one or more climbers."
ix. Add Section "3.1.21 Floor supervisor, n--a ride operator who's primary responsibility is to train and supervise other operators and patrons."
x. Add Section "3.1.22 Landing area, n--an area at the base of the use zone, where it is predicted a climber would land when falling or exiting the climbing wall."
xi. Add Section "3.1.23 Manual-belay, v--the technique of using a person to belay a climber, by securing the end of the climbing rope, not attached to the climber, to a braking device and regulating the rope travel through this device."
xii. Add Section "3.1.24 Protection point, or anchor point, n--a point to which a climber can be attached for fall protection."
xiii. Add Section "3.1.25 Use zone, n--the volume immediately adjacent to an artificial climbing wall that is restricted for use by climbers and support personnel."
xiv. Add Section "3.2.40 Hold, n--a device on the face of an artificial climbing wall for a climber to grasp, grip, or step on for support during ascent."
(d) The ASTM standard F 1773-97 may be obtained from:

American Society for Testing Materials

100 Barr Harbor Drive

West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959


N.J. Admin. Code § 5:14A-14.7
Amended by R.2009 d.118, effective 4/20/2009.
See: 41 N.J.R. 10(a), 41 N.J.R. 1721(a).
In (c)1viii, substituted "one or more climbers" for "an individual climber".

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