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 it on), download the free instructional PDF which takes you through the process step-by-step, grab your tools and get to work!
Advantages of building your own climbing wall
The most obvious, and often, most appealing aspect of building your own wall using a climbing wall kit is the money that you’ll save. We understand that, particularly if you’re an individual rather than a school or organisation with a budget, the cost of having climbing walls installed professionally is outside the price range of the majority of people. If you’ve got the appropriate space and fancy yourself as a bit of a handyman (or woman!), why not give it a go?
Another bonus is the fact that any self-built climbing walls are entirely personal. Of course, every wall we build is based entirely on design ideas and preferences of whoever we’re building it for, but the satisfaction of looking at a finished project knowing that you’ve drilled every hole and attached every hold is second to none – that’s why we do it for a living!
Choosing the right climbing wall kit
This could be a very easy choice if you already have a specific location in mind, but we have a few points that you might want to consider if you’re struggling to make a decision between the plywood climbing wall kit and brick climbing wall kit.
First of all, do you have a suitable brick surface to drill directly into, or are you worried about potentially damaging the appearance of your brickwork? If so, you’ll probably want to consider the plywood climbing wall kit, as this attaches to timber which then attaches to the wall rather than directly into the brick itself.
Another early decision that you need to make is whether you want an indoor or outdoor climbing wall. Whilst this doesn’t dictate which climbing wall kit you should use as both are suitable for either environment, the idea of maintaining wood during the cold winter months might not appeal to you, at which point you would be better off with the brick climbing wall kit.
If you’re still stuck and unsure of what to do, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to assist you in deciding what would be best, or with any other part of the installation process. All we want is for more people to have somewhere safe and fun to climb!