Think Outside the Box – Use Your Climbing Wall for NOT Climbing
We’re getting creative with this post and offering you some ideas for using your climbing wall in new ways that are not climbing related! Give them a try and please add a comment if you have an idea of your own to share.
Strength Training Stations with the StartFit® Fitness System
Our StartFit® Fitness System transforms your Traverse Wall® into dynamic strength training stations. The system consists of unique hand holds that “host” each exercise, a variety of resistance tubes, instruction cards and a detailed activity guide. The system includes 11 different exercises including rowing, shoulder press, tricep pushdown and more. Once holds are installed, they can remain on the wall and can be used for climbing in the future.
Underhand or Overhand Throwing Stations
The closed climbing wall makes a great throwing station. Toss bean bags or balls at the circular “no climbing” logo on the surface of each section of the Mat Locking® System. Add an extra challenge by also placing a bucket under each target and challenge tossers to hit the target and land their bean bag or ball in the bucket. Great for underhand or overhand throwing practice.
Backdrop for Photos or Events
Whether the safety mats are up and covering the climbing wall, or down and revealing the wall, either way makes a beautiful backdrop for individual or group photos. Since climbing walls are typically located in gymnasiums, where award ceremonies, graduations and speaking events are hosted, positioning the event so that the climbing wall is the backdrop for the “stage” visually enhances the experience.
Art, Math, Writing & More
If you happen to have a Discovery® Dry Erase Wall or Discovery® Blackboard Wall, your climbing wall can be used for a variety of activities, lessons, independent learning or free play. These cross-curricular climbing walls allow for writing and magnet placement. Draw, practice math facts, play tic-tac-toe and more.