If you want to improve your rock climbing skills, or another way of entertainment at home, you can start thinking about whether you need to make a climbing wall yourself. Making a climbing wall is not very complicated, but there are also plenty of things to do in this process. Safety, materials, money, and possible noise problems should be taken into consideration.
If you have already made the decision, here are some tutorials you can refer to.
Choose where to build a climbing wall
If we choose to make a climbing wall indoors, then the best option is to make it by an existing wall. There are many advantages to this option. You don't have to worry about the power that the climbing wall can support. In most cases, the climbing wall can perfectly satisfy this strength as long as it is fixed. Moreover, you can save your brainpower spending on design, just need to measure the size.
Of course, you have to consider the noise. The noise generated when you jump off is absolutely not negligible. If you live in a building or have a roommate, you should put the climbing wall in the most remote corner.
And if you want to make it outdoors, it may be a bit more troublesome. The outdoor weather needs to be considered, and the material selection of the wall is a very serious problem. If you have seen some TV shows about rock climbing, you may find that outdoor climbing walls are usually made directly on existing walls, unlike indoor climbing walls.
Once you have chosen the place to build, you can start designing. First, you must measure the size of the wall you choose, which will determine how big a climbing wall you can make. After that, you can visualize the climbing wall you want to make in a visible way by modeling or drawing. This can give you an intuitive feeling to the greatest extent. If you have no special requirements, I recommend choosing the most common wall. If you want to have some angles on the climbing wall, it will add a lot of work, and how to ensure safety will also become a serious task.
In general, a small indoor climbing wall can directly choose hard wood as a support, and plywood as surface. As mentioned above, security issues are very important.
This step does not have to be performed by yourself. If you don't have the experience of carpentry, then you might need too much tools and time to make it yourself. You can directly hand over your designed solutions to professionals. They can provide you with materials and construction tools, you just have to pay some money.
Of course, if you are interested in making, it will be a fun thing to make your own.
Try to visit as many different climbing gyms and home walls as you can before making your own wall. Try to record some basic measurements from the walls you like. The more experience you have on other walls, the easier it will be to make your own.