Indoor Rock Climbing Walls Tips

By: Christa Kowalczyk

The climbing walls can take a lot of forms. Rock climbing walls are more realistic and it gives you the taste and adventure climbing steep rocks and outdoor rocking climbing. Almost all indoor rock climbing walls are made from plywood sheets. The plywood sheets anchors the rock climbing wall into the walls. You can set-up the segments of the rock climbing wall for a wider range of difficulty of levels and discover the unlimited possibilities of an indoor rock climbing adventure.

When you build your own indoor rock climbing wall, first you need to shop for the best equipments you will need like fasteners and handholds to secure your indoor rock climbing wall and these should be compatible. Secure one handhold every 3 square feet of the wall itself. For every two square feet of the wall you may have one handhold to foster optimum performance.

The fasteners and handhold must withstand against breakage in a span of one year. The length of your fasteners and handholds must be measured accurately. You must make sure that the climbing wall materials purchased are of high quality from highly recommended manufacturers. Next to look for are your ropes. You must see to it that they will withstand a lot of weight and tension.

The ropes should be made according to the U.I.A.A standards and guidelines regarding safety and kind of ropes to be used. For every belay bar there should be a rope similar for top-roping and lead climbing. The protective flooring is the most vital and essential part of indoor rock climbing walls. The floor must extend in a minimum of 6 feet around the entire vicinity of the climbing area.

The main purpose of the protective flooring is to prevent incurring injuries as well as to define the climbing area. For impact absorption, you may want to develop a flooring system made up of carpet. This will serve as a cushion during the descent and as shock absorbers as climbers try to break a fall. The flooring system such as a carpet helps control the dust from accumulating and it adds to the attractiveness of your wall climbing haven. You can also use pea gravel as well as chopped rubber as the main material for the flooring system.

These are alternative materials, which are used in place for carpets but still serve the purpose. Additional equipments for the indoor rock climbing wall are harness and a helmet for safety. With rock climbing there is a need for a wide array of gear.

A few ladders are also a must in your climbing routes. The height of your ladders must be six feet to full extension so that you will be able to reach the areas more efficiently. You can set-up climbing routes that will make your climbers sweat up and challenged to conquer these climbing routes.

Creating your own indoor rock climbing wall can be an enjoyable experience. You will soon find your families and friends gather around a new activity place that all of you can enjoy.

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