How to Build a Home Climbing Wall
How to Build a Home Climbing Wall - Design01-Sep-2016
Step-by-step instructions for building your own home climbing wall. Introduction and design....01-Sep-2016
How to Build a Home Climbing Wall - Build a Model31-Aug-2016
Now that you understand the space you're working with, try to visualize the basic shape that you want your wall to take....31-Aug-2016
How to Build a Home Climbing Wall - Materials30-Aug-2016
Before you make your materials list, you must determine the necessary sizes and types of materials and how each type of material will attach to the others....30-Aug-2016
How to Build a Home Climbing Wall - Construction29-Aug-2016
We'll describe the construction method for a common scenario here, but most of the following information will apply to any home bouldering wall configuration....29-Aug-2016
How to Build a Home Climbing Wall - Plywood Sheeting28-Aug-2016
How to install the outer surface of your home climbing all, T-nuts included....28-Aug-2016
How to Build a Home Climbing Wall - Paint, Pads and Maintenance27-Aug-2016
Bare plywood is fine for indoor walls, but a coat of paint is crucial for protection if the wall is outdoors or in a humid environment....27-Aug-2016
How to Build a Home Climbing Wall - Climbing Holds26-Aug-2016
The selection of climbing holds is the single most important element of a good home bouldering wall....26-Aug-2016
How to Build a Home Climbing Wall - Glossary of Terms25-Aug-2016
Glossary of terms for How to Build a Home Climbing Wall....25-Aug-2016
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There is no more effective way to improve at rock climbing than to have your own home bouldering wall. A wall simulates the demands of rock climbing better than any other form of training, plus it lets you work on technique while you're getting stronger. Bouldering is a fantastic full-body workout, but more importantly, it's a lot of fun.
A bouldering wall is constructed in much the same way as a wood framed house: The individual walls are formed from a lumber framework attached to an existing structure (e.g. your garage wall) or supported by its own structure, then the framework is sheeted with plywood, creating the climbing surface.
If you're familiar with basic construction techniques, building your own wall will be a snap. However, if you don't feel comfortable running a circular saw, or you just don't have the time or inclination to let the sawdust fly, this booklet will give you all the information you need to design and plan your dream wall. Then you can hire a carpenter to handle the actual construction.