Climbing Walls

Climbing walls are usually used to practice indoors while waiting for better weather conditions to go outside and climb on real rock. They are artificially constructed walls featuring holds for both feet and hands. Initially they were constructed of simple brick or wood, whereas now a days most climbing walls are made of multiplex board. These b...

Climbing walls are usually used to practice indoors while waiting for better weather conditions to go outside and climb on real rock. They are artificially constructed walls featuring holds for both feet and hands. Initially they were constructed of simple brick or wood, whereas now a days most climbing walls are made of multiplex board. These boards have holes drilled into them that each contain special t-nuts to allow the fixation of climbing holds. If you are looking to build your own home wall there are a few more things that need to be considered.

1) Evaluate the space you have available and design the wall in a way to make the most efficient use of it. If the wall is indoors, you’ll want to maintain access to electrical outlets and to the back of the wall to make any necessary repairs to the T-nuts once it is finished.

2) How to support your wall. Fixing the wall to an already present structure/wall can be easier to design and construct but will lock you into that location. You must also ensure that the existing structure is strong enough to support the additional load the bouldering wall will add to it.

3) You need to think about the frames. OIdeally build a frame for each part of the wall that you then attach to the main structure. 

4) Falling zone. Don't forget that you need space to add some crash pads or other type of shock absorbing material wherever you might fall. 

5) Fix your holds. Now you can start setting your boulder problems on the wall. Use tape, numbers or go by colour of holds to determine different circuits and problems. 

6) Finally comes maintenance, once your wall is ready and you climb on it regularly, it is necessary from time to time to check that all the holds are still fixed and haven't gotten loose. Make sure there are no broken / sharp edges or screws sticking out. 

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  • Climbing Holds

    To a non climber a climbing hold might just seem like every other hold, the shape and colour might vary but they do not see the difference. But the differences in quality and price can be huge. Instead of saving money, we would really suggest to look into the highest quality brands and products, because after-all the goal is not to build the cheapest routes / boulders but to build something that allows you to train hard and progress injury free.

    Furthermore, the shape of climbing holds plays a big roll in whether they can be used for effective training or pose too high a risk of injury. In the past for example, manufacturers focus was to replicate artificial climbing holds that would look and feel like real rock, with the purpose of simulating it as good as possible. After-all, plastic is there to train for the actual rock. Today, this has changed and holds are designed in an ergonomic way in order to reduce risk of injury when gripping them. Prior to this, holds where sharp, with weird edges because those were the shapes you encountered in nature, but the cases of tendonitis, capsule injuries and other finger injuries rose drastically. This was obviously counter productive to the purpose of designing these plastic holds. You cannot progress if you are injured. 

    The colours of the holds are irrelevant to their quality but one should still think about what too choose. If you have a small wall you might want as many different colours as possible to be able to set as many routes / boulders as possible and still be able to distinguish them. 

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  • Wooden Volumes

    Volumes, no matter the material they are made of, have as main purpose to be able to change the profile of the climbing wall. If you have a home wall, or look at the walls in your local gym, it would get boring quiet fast having the same angle all the time. Not only will it become repetitive, but for the routesetters it is very limiting knowing there are no volumes to change the overhang degree . Some movements can only be achieved by making one hold stick out a bit more than the next one for example and that is where volumes are crucial.

    Furthermore, in modern bouldering, a lot of problems are set in a way that athletes have to dynamically run on top of these volumes to get to the next actual hold. This is called "new school" bouldering. We can see it pop up more and more, since the level of strength for climbers has basically reached its peak, route setters had to come up with a new degree of difficulty, more coordination in combination with dynamic movements. And that is only possible by constantly changing the structure of the wall with volumes. 

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  • Fiberglass Volumes

    Fiberglass volumes have a similar purpose to wooden volumes, they allow routesetters to change the profile of the wall using relatively big structures. Compared to wooden volumes that have geometrical shapes and look like they could be part of the wall, fiberglass volumes come in all shapes and colours. They basically look like huge climbing holds which is handy if you want to integrate them in a specific set of holds, but have a different feel to them. 

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  • Screws&Nuts

    When it comes to screws and nuts we have everything you might need to build your home wall and fix your holds. 

    In general climbing holds are fixed using two types of screws, first a M10 screw that goes through the centre of the hold and attaches to a previously installed T-nut in the wall. That screw alone is however not enough, because should it loosen just a little bit, there is a risk of the hold spinning around its own axis. This poses a big risk of injury, should a climber for example jump for a hold expecting to grab it and load it with his complete body weight, and it then spins, a unexpected and uncontrolled fall occurs. That is why every hold has at least one more screw hole, a much smaller one, at the extremity of the hold to prevent exactly this unexpected spinning motion should the M10 get loose. These screws are called SPAX and are drilled straight into the multiplex board, that way there is no chance of them getting loose. 

    Wooden as well as fiberglass volumes are usually (but not always) fixed using several SPAX screws and don't require a M10 in the centre. 

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