Discovery® Blackboard Climbing Wall
Bring the classroom to the gymnasium with a magnet-accepting, chalkboard climbing wall!
Wall surface type: Smooth and Cross-Curricular
Discovery® Blackboard Climbing Wall
The Discovery® Blackboard Climbing Wall features a chalkboard surface that also accepts magnets. As children climb, they can solve math problems, write words or participate in cooperative games using chalk or magnets. The color-coded Groperz™ Hand Holds offer a variety of options for climbers to use as they travel across the Traverse Wall®. Green hand holds are the largest and easiest to grip. The yellow holds come in a variety of sizes and offer a light challenge. The red holds are medium sized and provide the most challenge. Climbers can choose to use any color hand hold, or try the extra challenge of climbing using only hand holds of the same color. Our signature Red-Relief Line® is a safety feature that reminds climbers to stay within a distance of three feet from the floor and is a helpful tool for the climbing wall supervisor. A Blackboard Climbing Wall is the perfect climbing wall for schools and other youth-serving agencies.
Each 4′ x 8′ Discovery® Blackboard Climbing Wall section includes sentence building, word and math magnets, 20 patented Groperz Route-Setting Hand Holds, 66 preset placement options for mounting hand holds, the Red-Relief Line and chalk. Each 4’x8′ section is comprised of two 4′ x 4′ panels.
Safety mats and a way to “close” the climbing wall to prevent unauthorized climbing are recommended. View our Mat-Locking® System.
The Discovery Blackboard Climbing Wall can be self installed, or upgrade with a factory-installed climbing wall.
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DISCOVERY® BLACKBOARD WALL Dimensions 8’H x 4’L 8’H x 20’L 8’H x 40’L Climber Capacity 1 Climber 5 Climbers 10 Climbers Red-Relief Line Yes Yes Yes # of Hand Holds 20 100 200 # of Unique Hand Holds 20 100 120 # of T-Nuts 66 330 660 Accepts Route-Setting Hand Holds Yes Yes Yes Accepts Adaptive Hand & Foot Holds Yes Yes Yes Installation Time 1 hr 3 hrs 45 min 7.5 hrs Age Appropriate Elementary & Middle School Elementary & Middle School Elementary & Middle School
Note: Our traverse climbing walls are available in any length. Since panels are 4′ wide, we recommend lengths that are multiples of 4, but we can accommodate any desired length.
What is the wall made of?
The Discovery Blackboard Climbing Wall is constructed of 3/4" plywood and coated with a special write-on, wipe-off surface that accepts magnets.
How do the hand holds attach to the wall?
Hand holds are mounted to the traverse wall through t-nuts and held in place with bolts. They are mounted and removed with the use of an included Allen wrench. Since our t-nuts are of premium quality and our bolts of standardized length, removing and moving hand holds is simple and fast.
How many hand holds are included with a traverse wall?
Each 4'x8' section comes with 20 hand holds and 66 t-nuts, offering a variety of options for varying difficulty levels.
Can we take the wall down and move it?
Yes, walls may be removed from existing sites and reinstalled in alternate sites. New mounting hardware will be required for installation.
What activities can we do with the wall?
A Climbing the Walls™ activity guide is available for purchase. This resource contains a rich variety of fun, challenging, and age-appropriate activities for use on your wall.
What is the added liability or insurance need?
Product Liability Insurance backs all Everlast Climbing™ products. It is also recommended that you consult with your insurance carrier to see if they require any additional insurance. With traverse walls, additional coverage is not typically required since the climber’s feet are not more than 3½’ off the floor and safety mats provide 6’ of fall zone protection.
What do we need for safety surfacing?
Everlast Climbing™ traverse walls packages are equipped with 2” safety landing mats. Mats are constructed 2” of polyethylene foam enclosed in an 18 oz. polyester reinforced vinyl cover. They come in 4’ x 6’ sections and are available in Royal Blue, Red and 14 custom colors (for an additional cost).
Are we limited to a traverse wall that is either 20' or 40' long?
No. We can build a traverse wall any desired length. Our website provides pricing and information for those two lengths, but we often build climbing walls with other lengths. Contact us and we will be happy to provide you with pricing and more details.
Shipping and Install
Your product will ship to the address you convey via truck. You will need to meet the truck, break down the crate, and carry each piece of the climbing wall inside. This can take as little as 25 minutes with a group of 4 – 6 people. Lift gate is not available on any orders. If unloading is not an option for you, Inside Delivery is available. Please contact your salesperson to add this to your order.
Please inspect all pallets and boxes before signing for the delivery. If there is any damage, you MUST note the damage on the delivery receipt BEFORE you sign it, or a damage claim cannot be filed with the trucking company. This is very important – please notify your receiving personnel and the person who usually signs for deliveries of this fact. Call us if there is any apparent damage and we will work with you to resolve the problem. Do not throw away any damaged material.
Please protect your shipment until the installation takes place. Any damage occurring after receipt is your responsibility.
Everlast Climbing offers climbing wall installation. Installation can also be completed by maintenance staff or anyone familiar with construction and building. A 20′ Discovery Blackboard Wall will take roughly 3 to 4 hours to install. Installation is done by drilling panels into place using a 1/2” hammer drill bit, and securing them using sleeve anchors. For more information, download complete Installation Instructions: