Best Home Rock Climbing Walls on the Web
This ain’t no hack “best home rock climbing wall” gallery. If it’s not cool or doesn’t have something worth learning, you won’t find it here. I’ve scoured the web to find the most legit inspirational home walls built by climbers, so you don’t have to wade through the art-project walls designed by interior designers and architects.
Top wall! Be inspired and get building.
Email arrived from Greg Stokes with pics of his jaw-dropper home rock climbing wall attached and I instantly wished I lived in an airplane hangar—without the plane, but with lots of lumber. Not actually in a hangar, Greg’s well-thought-out wall rises to a 12 foot ceiling, spans 1100 sq ft of climbable surface, and makes even some commercial gym bouldering areas look blah. Spared no expense for the floor either, 6 inches of dual density foam with carpet custom seamed, rolled, and cinched tighter than my forearms after a V1 (haha). I’ll hopefully get a chance to ask him a few more questions in the future about this amazing effort and post some tips. Stay tuned.
Okay, yeah, this one is mine. It inspired the creation of www.homerockclimbingwalls.com though, so it’s making the list.
Climbing hold envy!
Don’t know what to say about this one, but I am insanely jealous of all those holds. I’ve got no problem with t-nut spacing that tight either if you’ve got ‘em. Definitely a work of art. Photo courtesy of Steven Jeffery.
Welcome to the Boneyard – a visionary home rock climbing wall
Props to Jay Bone for seeing epic climbing potential in an old car port. Called The Boneyard, this ambitious home rock climbing wall is approximately 38’x16′ on the ground, 10′ high, and when complete will have around 650 sq feet of climbing surface.
Check out this tight series of construction photos on Facebook to see The Boneyard come to life.
My first early-on garage climbing wall
Looks a little outclassed next to some of these others, but a useful tip: See the conveniently out-of-the-way mattress so a car can still pull in the garage? Release the strap and it’s time to climb. The mattress in this position also doubles as a climbing-prevention mechanism if you have unsupervised little ones cruising around—and so long as they don’t see the other wall right next to it.
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