Our Favorite Home Climbing Walls
We’ve seen an increased interest in home climbing walls the past two years. For some it’s about increased access to climbing due to pandemic restrictions and for others it’s just about the love of climbing. Home climbing walls come in all shapes and sizes—from simple to complex. Here’s a brief look at three of our favorites!
Father-Son Home Climbing Wall
Teenager Alex Brown convinced his parents that their home needed a climbing wall. He and his father built this 174-square foot climbing wall in their garage. It features a vertical slab (8' wide x 9' tall), a 20-degree angle section (12' wide x 10' long) and a textured surface that they achieved using deck paint. 12-inch crash pads create a safe landing surface. Read more about it in our past blog post.
Stairwell to Heaven
Michael Yu found the perfect location for his climbing wall – his stairwell. His climbing wall is 18 feet at its highest and offers 150-175 square feet of climbing. For panels, he chose cabinet-grade Baltic which gives the wall a nice, finished look at a price not much more than plywood. The climbing wall features 3 top ropes, several home-made volumes, including a crack volume, and a multitude of climbing routes. Get more details on this DIY home climbing wall in our past blog post.
Alex Chaunt converted every inch of his 20’ x 30’ garage into a home climbing wall complete with roofs, a chimney and overhangs with angles ranging from 0 to 75 degrees. It even has a stalactite feature meant to bring an element of climbing from Tonsai Beach in Thailand. Additionally, the climbing wall has a finger board and two campus boards, of varying angles, built using two-by-fours. There’s even some TRX equipment. The climbing wall also features colorful murals of Joshua Tree and Tramway. Safety surfacing consists of two-inch gymnastic mats topped with crash pads. Read more about this ambitious climbing wall project in our past blog post.