Climbing Wall


Part of the woodworking collection.


We soon moved it away from these rocks and onto the grass.

I followed plans from this excellent blog post, although I had to adapt the plans for rough-cut wood dimensions. One of my first times using Sketchup, it was fun.

Cedar fence pickets for the climbing wall boards. 5/8” weren’t thick enough to not bow without an additional backer board running vertically behind all pickets.

200’ of 1/2” cotton rope for the net. Took forever to tie the knots. Used carrick bends.

The whole thing pivots and folds up on the top bolts.

Splintering was a major issue. Short of sanding everything, not sure what the best way to address would be.

Has since been retired, and appropriated into a bike rack and a garden trellis.