Build Your Own Indoor Climbing Wall

Don't have time to go to the gym? Here's a great way to break some sweat - indoors!
Don’t have time to go to the gym? Here’s a great way to break some sweat – indoors!

Having health-conscious friends, I’ve been bullied into a gym membership when I was in my 20s. It was a fun experience. But as much as I want to continue doing it, I just don’t have the time anymore. I have three kids. In-between cooking dinner, play dates, ballet classes, and soccer games, going to the gym is out of the question.

Both kids and adults will surely love this.
Both kids and adults will surely love this.

One day, I mentioned to my husband that I’m running out of breath even with the simplest exertion. I gained some weight, too. Because I have no time to go to the gym, my husband did the sweetest thing for me. He made me an indoor climbing wall so I could “sweat it out everyday.”

Now there really is no excuse not to get fit, right? I must say, the project was a hit – with me, the kids, and our friends. We get a lot of visitors nowadays, people who want to try our indoor climbing wall.  You’ll love this, for sure!


  • Plywood
  • Polyacrylic coat/Finish
  • Climbing holds


  • Digital protractor
  • Measuring tape
  • Chop saw
  • Framing nail/Hammer/Screw gun
  • Speed square
  • Circular saw
  • Nails
  • Belt sander
  • Screws

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Get started on the fun by making your own indoor climbing wall. Watch the video below to learn how…




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