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New climbing walls – defrosting the workshop

It’s been a while since we wrote on our blog. So here’s some news! The machines are taking over The winter months have been quiet in the way of projects, but we’ve been making use of the time to improve our workshop facilities. We’ve been upgrading our CNC machine which is a large computer controlled […]

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Staff training at the oakes

Climbing wall design tips – choosing the best angle

A few months ago, we talked about the idea of building your own climbing wall using a climbing wall kit available from our online store. In the past, we’ve also offered a few general climbing wall design tips, as well as a post on how to make an interesting route. This post will provide more […]

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Gorsley Goffs Primary School

The benefits of a school climbing wall

It’s August – kids have broken up from school and families are away on their holidays, but all too soon everyone will be thinking about the start of term again. At that age, many children find it difficult to get excited about sitting in lessons, but there’s one sure-fire way to get them eagerly anticipating […]

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Climbing Shapes for walls

Best kids climbing walls for the summer

Last month, we talked about how a climbing wall kit could be a perfect DIY project for the summer. However, your plans could be rapidly changing as the end of the school year is looming ever closer – before you know it, there’ll be kids moping around the house with nothing to do after the […]

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Brick Climbing Wall Kit

A climbing wall kit – the ideal summer DIY project

Now that the weather is getting warmer outside, if you’re looking for a summer DIY project to try your hand at, why not consider building your own climbing wall? Getting started couldn’t be easier – buy a climbing wall kit from our store (choose from brick or plywood depending on the surface you’ll be installing […]

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Hallam Primary School

Why artificial climbing walls are important

Climbing is a vast and varying sport, and can take on many different forms – everything from scrambling over boulders to scaling the highest peaks. However, there are some people who believe that climbing on an artificial wall, particularly indoors, should not be considered ‘true’ climbing. Whilst we advocate all forms of climbing, our focus […]

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What makes a good climbing wall design for children?

When designing a climbing wall for kids, there are different considerations to bear in mind than when designing a wall for adults. It’s important that the wall you design is attractive and exciting for small children in order to maintain their attention and to get them interested in the first place. Remember that children have […]

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Climbing Wall at Heeley City Farm

How to create a great climbing wall route

A great route makes a great kids’ climbing wall When constructing and maintaining a climbing wall for kids, or indeed for anyone, one of the hardest aspects to consider is the route and layout of the holds and T Nuts. An easy route can lead to boredom and no progress being made, whereas a poorly […]

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Dore Primary School - Infants

How to have your very own garden climbing wall

For those people who are lucky enough to have a garden in their home, a great way to encourage your kids to exercise and get them into climbing is to have your very own garden climbing wall installed. With Wall Climber, is it easier than you might think to turn your garden into your very […]

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The School Room at Moon Climbing

The benefits of climbing for kids’ health

Rock climbing or bouldering can often be written off a dangerous sport that is not suitable for children, when the converse is actually true. Statistically, climbing is one of the safest sports around when compared to football, rugby and other more mainstream sports, and the benefits for children’s physical and mental development can be massive. […]

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Playground Climbing Boulder

Playground Climbing Boulder

A new 3D playground boulder from Wall Climber adds not just one, but several new dimensions to your playground!  Featuring a range of angles, a fab integrated slide for safe descent, lots of climbing holds in a range of difficulty levels and a snazzy bright appearance! The new playground boulder is hard wearing and extremely […]

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Tipton Primary School

Rock climbing walls for kids for Christmas

A children’s climbing wall- the perfect gift Time flies this close to Christmas and there are a lot of things to get done on time. Our rock climbing walls for kids would be the perfect present. It’s fun and challenging, and best of all it saves you a lot of time and effort as we build and […]

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Staff training at the oakes

Staff Training at The Oakes

Wall Climber provides motivational staff training to give the teachers and instructors confidence and inspiration to run safe and creative climbing sessions. Today we have had training for the new staff at The Oakes Holiday Centre. As mentioned before the Cliffhanger Wall was permanently installed at The Oakes just before the summer camps and activities […]

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Instagram lately!

Instagram lately! Stay inspired!

Instagram lately! Hopefully you haven’t missed our instagram! If you have, go in and follow us to not miss out on more cool and somewhat random pictures! We came back to work after the summer very excited to put our new ideas in action. With new projects and equipment we feel very refreshed still. Make […]

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Freestanding Climbing Wall at Healing Primary School

Climbing wall with spider web

We have just installed a free standing climbing wall for Healing Primary School and it’s our first free standing wall that features both the spider web rope link and a simple rope link. It is located in a nice grassed area with our rubber grass matting for safe landing. For more pictures click here.

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Welcome Back from Wall Climber

Welcome back from the summer holidays!

We hope that you guys have had a great summer so far! We sure have! Richard spent his holiday in Switzerland and Izzy decided to do hire a motorhome Australia. Lots of walking and climbing have been accomplished, some goals were reached and some new have been set. We are now back in the office feeling refreshed and […]

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Freestanding Climbing Wall Spider Web

Spider Web Climbing Wall Rope Link

A spider web climbing wall rope link is a great feature to use to make the climbing wall a bit more exciting and different. We have developed a more detailed multi-coloured rope link in the shape of a spider web, in addition to our already existing single rope links and criss-cross rope links, to put […]

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Cliffhanger Bouldering 2014

The sun was shining on us for this year’s Cliffhanger – the UK’s biggest outdoor event for outdoor people. We had once again set up our Cliffhanger freestanding bouldering wall with a big range of problems for climbers of all ages and abilities. We had loads of people trying different things on the wall both […]

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Cliffhanger Sheffield

See us at Cliffhanger!

The UK’s biggest outdoor event for outdoor people returns this year to Millhouses Park in Sheffield, on 21st and 22nd June.  This year we’re bringing back our popular free standing bouldering wall, which we built especially for the event in 2012.  Only this time the event won’t get cancelled (fingers crossed)! So come and have […]

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