This part of the tree house was a special request from my six year old, because apparently, “ladders are boring mom.”
An indoor rock climbing wall is not only a possibility, it is so simple.
- Rock climbing wall holds (or rock pegs). I bought mine here.
- Bolts and lock nuts, size depends on the width of the board. Some holds are sold with the hardware.
- Board to attach it to, I used melamine board. This is what is used for shelves, it’s heavy and sturdy. You can buy them in pre-cut sizes, but I used mine for the slide also, so I bought a big board and had the guys at the hardware store cut it for me.
- Cut the board to size. I made mine to look like a tree trunk and cut with a jig saw.
- Sand the board edges, hangs and toes will be all over it! (sand is a step that kids can help with!)
- Place the holds on the board and arrange where you want them to rest and trace the holes.
- Drill pilot holes where the pencil tracings are.
- Paint, if desired, serious artistic skills needed!
- Attach rock wall holds with bolts and lock nuts according to the instructions.
- Attach board to the wall… or tree house! I cut the top of the board at a 70 degree angle, because I have little kids that are climbing in and straight up and down was a little hard for them. I used the 3″ screws to attach to the base of the tree house frame.Happy Creating!