Home Climbing Walls(Adjustable)

Building your own Climbing Wall?

How to Build Your Own Climbing Wall

Fayetteville, North Carolina

This is one of the more common designs for an adjustable angle home climbing wall. I built this in two days. The wall is supported by an A frame on either side. Along the top plate I stapled a tarp. When the wall is not in use it is pretty easy to pull the tarp over the climbing surface to protect the holds and t-nuts.

When I want to climb I just throw the tarp over the back. This is a two panel climbing wall--long enough to get a couple good traverse moves in.  However I feel it is a good value for the money spent on construction and time invested. I made several circular routes and can get a good endurance workout in. To train for strength I just adjust the angle a little more steep.

The angle can be adjusted by repositioning a bolt into a higher or lower hole on the forward arm of the A frame. The only problem is the wall is very heavy and this needs to be done by two people.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Modified from a fixed wall.  A 4x8 frame was constructed, then fit into the existing framework. Pivots in the center so there is equal angular force on the top and bottom bracing that anchors to set the angle. The adjustable section is held by one hex bolt on each side allowing it to pivot, and four bracing points at each corner. The bracing is tied into the rotating section and outer framework with a strap tie and section of 2x4. The 2x4 and tie work together to prevent the adjustable section from moving either direction.

To adjust the angle, the hex bolts holding the 2x4 and strap tie must be loosened. This is not difficult...takes about 15 minutes from start to finish setting of the new angle.

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