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How to Build a Climbing Wall

Already have a brick wall, concrete wall, retaining wall, wooden fence, gyprock wall, tree, or playground equipment?    Then your wall is already built, just add some holds!

 

Important Note: The information on this page is provided as a rough guideline for building a climbing wall along with tips and recommendations only. None of the climbing wall designs on this page have been drawn, certified or provided by engineers or architects and they do not meet any known standards for climbing wall design & construction. Consult an engineer or builder prior to constructing your wall. (Australian Standard 2316.1-2009 for commercial Climbing Walls)

A purpose built timber frame & plywood climbing wall can be as straight forward or as complex as you like. To build any wall, the steps will generally remain the same. Below is a rough outline of where to start and things to keep in mind. Do you need a climbing wall Builder?

For more information on how to attach a bolt-on climbing hold to a plywood wall.  Watch this video

 


Step 1: Design

The first thing you should do is design your wall based on the space you have available, your budget and what your goal is with the wall.

 

 

Step 2: Gathering Materials

Once you have got your wall designed, it is time to figure out exactly what you are going to need to construct it. This will include the building materials along with the tools to put it all together.


Step 3: Building Your Wall

Now you have got what you need in one place it is time to start building.

 

 

Step 4: Padding

Sweet! The design you had in mind, then put down on paper is now your very own climbing wall! Now you need some padding to fall on while you are training.

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