Each Nicros Boulder has been carefully crafted from molds of real rock to capture the diversity of climbing handholds that only nature can create. This attention to detail has created a line of playground pieces that are unequaled in terms of esthetics and blending in with natural park settings.
Appearance. Nicros Boulders look great. Since they are made from a combination of hand sculpting and pieces that are molded from real rock, the resulting boulder has a stunning appearance. These boulders are sure to draw attention to any park or playground.
Versatility. Nicros Boulders are light weight and can be easily installed in a variety of locations. Five sizes of boulders guarantee something for kids of all ages. All Nicros Boulders are available in an environmentally friendly corn/soy version useful in accumulating valuable LEED credits.
Feel. Nicros’ Boulders are made using a special fiberglass mixture which results in a beautiful, realistic look and feel. The features on the boulders are ergonomically designed so that they fit the natural hand position in a comfortable way – not adding undue stress to tendons or joints. Since the features on Nicros’ boulder are all rounded, the hand remains in a relaxed, anatomical position while climbing. The features are also “tennis shoe friendly” so that climbers will not take an unexpected fall due to a poorly designed foot placement.
Durability. We chose to make our boulders out of fiberglass over common GFRC concrete for added durability, easy maintenance, and the ability to ship them without cracking. Nicros boulders have a UV resistant outer coating, no modular holds to maintain or t-nut holes to attract insects, and an anti-graffiti coating.
Design. The designers at Nicros use their more than fifty years experience in rock climbing to design a boulder that simulated the movements used while climbing real rock. We also had to keep in mind that children were going to be the ones doing these movements, so things had to be scaled to make the Boulder climbable by kids of all ages. The features on our boulders are also designed with the end user in mind. The features are “tennis shoe friendly” so that climbers will not take an unexpected fall due to a poorly designed foot placement. The incut features on Nicros Boulders are specifically designed to aid in the removal of water preventing pooling and expediting drying time.
The molds for Nicros Boulders are made from the original part and sent to be fiberglassed. A special UV resistant outer coating is laid into the mold first and backed by a high glass content polyester resin. The parts are then assembled by standing them into place and fiberglassing them together from the inside, forming a super strong one-piece boulder. The seams are then filled from the outside and textured to form a seamless outer surface.
Our Nicros Small, Medium, and Large boulders are available in our standard brown color scheme (light tan color scheme available for an additional price). Since the boulders are made with fiberglass, they are already UV stable and the boulders are sprayed with a special anti-graffiti coating before they are shipped to you which makes removal of unwanted “rock paintings” easier.
Nicros boulders are lighter in weight than competitor GFRC products, making installation easier. All Nicros’ Boulders arrive at your site complete and ready to install. Depending on the boulder size, a fork lift or small crane will be needed to lift the boulder into place. Footings or security points can be handled a number of ways and custom options are available. All boulders are shipped with complete installation instructions.
Approx Square Footage: 24 sq ft
Weight: 100 lbs
Approx footprint: 3′ 3″ x 3′ 1″
Approx Height: 1′ 8″
Color: Light Tan
Approx Square Footage: 50 sq ft
Weight: 250 lbs
Approx footprint: 3′ x 6’6″
Approx Height: 1’8″
Color: Light Tan
Approx Square Footage: 80 sq ft
Weight: 1,150 lbs
Approx footprint: 5′ 3″ x 7′ 6″
Approx Height: 5′
Approx Square Footage: 290 sq ft
Weight: 2,750 lbs
Approx footprint: 8′ x 12′ 9″
Approx Height: 7′
Approx Square Footage: 400 sq ft
Weight: 3,600 lbs
Approx footprint: 8′ x 11′ 6″
Approx Height: 9′ 4″