Kids love to climb, so why not build small climbing walls for your home? In addition to offering a super fun physical activity, it is also a way to decorate the room or the garden.
Many children love to climb, an activity that helps train their physical and psychological abilities (coordination, balance, resistance, strategy) while playing.
There are many ways to make a climbing wall for home, you just need some climbing dams and some basic DIY notions. In addition, the assembly can be a super didactic and fun activity, in which children can participate by painting a super mural drawing at the bottom of the wooden board or the wall where the dams are to be fixed. The result will depend on the space you have and your imagination!
The fixing of the dams can be done through a wooden panel (which in our opinion is the most recommended), although they can also be fixed directly on a brick or concrete wall. Below we explain how to fix the dams in the different materials.
It is “advisable mandatory” to use mats to cushion possible falls, and there should always be an adult supervising the game of the small climber.
When our little girl started walking, we made a climbing wall along the corridor, very low to prevent damage in case of fall, and when it grew we modified it, making it more vertical, and adding a thick mattress underneath (high density). Now that he is 10 years old, we have made him a bigger loxodrome, in this link, we show you how we did it
Wood Panel – Climbing Walls For Home
It is the best solution especially for the interior since you can make several holes to the wooden panel and not to the wall. In each hole of the wooden panel a spider nut will be placed where the dams will be fixed later. So you can change the location of the dams in a simple way to have different routes of greater or lesser difficulty. Our lots include the screws and nuts necessary to fix the dams to a wooden ceiling.
To fix the dams on a brick wall it can be done with dowels and screws, although in the long run with the continued use of the rocodormo, the dams have to be tightened and some dowels end up giving way and the screws are threading … Therefore most It is advisable to do it with chemical plug (nylon sieve + sleeves with internal thread + resin). This fixation by means of chemical taco allows that the positions dams can be changed or disassembled from time to time to clean them (it is more expensive and the process requires more time but in the long run it becomes more profitable). Our lots of climbing dams include Allen M10 screws, but not nylon sieve studs (you can buy them at any hardware store).
The procedure with chemical plug: Make a hole in the brick wall with the drill and a 20mm drill (the drill must be the same size as the outside diameter of the nylon sieve), it is advisable to first make a hole with a smaller drill bit. Clean the hole and introduce the nylon sieve. Prepare the resin cartridge to fill the nylon sieve. Close the nylon sieve cap and insert the metal sieve with internal thread (pushing and turning as if screwed so that it is completely impregnated with the inner resin. It must be completely flush with the wall (nothing should protrude). The resin (depending on the product used, can vary between 10 minutes and 2 hours). It will only be necessary to place the dams and fix them with the M10 Allen screws.