How Many Rock Climbing Holds Per Square Foot

How far apart to place rock climbing holds?

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What size hole for climbing holds?

This is a 7/16″ drill bit used for all the standard climbing wall t-nuts. This is a 7/16″ drill bit used for all the standard climbing wall t-nuts.

Can I put climbing holds on my wall?

When attaching holds, be sure that your screws do not penetrate so deep as to hit the electrical and plumbing in the wall. A climbing only needs 3/4″ embedment of the screws for maximum hold. You have drywall that you have supported on the back with blocking or plywood. That isn’t good.

How expensive is it to build a bouldering wall?

In CBJ’s Climbing Wall FAQ section, you can see that it takes between $25-$38 per square foot to build a wall. Elevate Climbing Walls states on their website, “depending on the complexity of the design and structural issues with the building, climbing walls can cost between $30.00 and $40.00 per square ft”.

How much does it cost to build an at home climbing wall?

Depending on the size and complexity of your design, a self-build climbing wall will cost between $50 and $500 per m2. A bespoke hand built climbing walls start at around $2000 including installation. A lot of people who decide to install a home climbing gym first consider going down the self-build route.

How thick should Plywood be for a climbing wall?

We recommend to use a minimum thickness of 17 mm plywood for your wall. Structural plywood is best and comes in sheets of 2400 x 1200 mm. TIP: design your wall to utilise full size sheets of plywood and save yourself lots of measuring and cutting!

How far apart should T-nuts be?

Atomik recommends the 120 Hole T-nut pattern (Staggered). It gives you t-nuts that are 6″ apart with each column of t-nuts staggering. Our reasoning for this density is that on a home bouldering wall, space is at its premium since most are not very big.

How many t-nuts are in a sheet?

You can layout a grid pattern or drill holes randomly. Either way, don’t put any holes where the joists will be. You’ll want 100 to 250 T-nuts per sheet, the more the better. Sheets that will go at the bottom of the wall will take mostly footholds so you can install fewer T-nuts and use screw- on holds liberally.

What screws to use for climbing holds?

As a standard, the hex screw M10 (screw with an inner hexagon) is used for attaching climbing holds. The screw can be either cylindrical or countersink. Most of the holds can be attached by both types of the screws but cylindrical screws are more usual.

Can you attach climbing holds on drywall?

Drywall will not hold, studs will work but you will only be able to get small holds on them and likely it will do some damage to the drywall where you screw them in at.