Prefabricated Climbing Walls for Training Boards

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Climbing Walls for Training Boards - a CBJ Buyer's Guide

Climbing Walls for Training Boards - a CBJ Buyer's Guide

Installing a training board in your facility has become a no-brainer. With just a small footprint of space, and powered by app and LED technology, your customers can train on thousands of new boulder problems. No routesetter required.

Choosing your hold system may be the first step, but next it’s time to decide what to do about the wall and frame itself. True, it’s possible to make do with DIY walls, and many gyms opt for that. However, there are many pre-fabricated, engineered walls on the market that offer a level of professional quality and advanced features that are difficult for DIYers to implement on their own.

 

Here are factors to consider when choosing a training board wall:

  1. SIZE: How much room do you have? For years the standard has been 8×12, but sizes are available from micro 6×7 to huge 16×14 frames. Most of these are designed to fit within a typical bouldering gym ceiling height of 15ft, and some even fit in a garage.
  2. ANGLES: What angles do you want to provide your customers? Typically boards have been in the 25°-40° range, but today’s frames often push that range to 10°-60° and even further. Vertical and slab boards are growing in popularity too.
  3. ADJUSTABILITY: How does the wall change angles, if at all? Hand crank, or electronic system? This has a huge impact on your customer’s experience, and is also a major driver of the cost of the wall.
  4. STRUCTURE: Is the frame free-standing or is it attached to an existing structure? What is best for your long-term use? Both options have pros and cons.
  5. BUDGET: A new training board is not a trivial expense, and so the cost of the system and perhaps the availability of financing options matters.

 

Below we break down the options on the market today for pre-fabricated training board walls.

All details above are accurate as of the publishing date. However there is constant innovation with these products and new options may have been added or prices may have changed. Pricing below excludes taxes and delivery.


FULL SIZE CLIMBING TRAINING BOARD FRAMES


BenkyFrame

  • First sold: 2021
  • Available extras: custom angles, padding options, professional installation
  • Pricing: starts at €15,000

Learn more about the BenkyFrame at www.benkyclimbing.com

DÉLIRE Adjustable Training Walls

  • First sold: 2017
  • Available extras: integrated adjustable crack, custom sizes, padding options, outdoor upgrade, professional installation
  • Pricing: starts at $12,000

Learn more about the DÉLIRE Adjustable Training Walls at www.delireclimbing.com

Eldo Board

  • First sold: 2021
  • Available extras: padding options, professional installation
  • Pricing: starts at $15,995

Learn more about the Eldo Board at www.eldowalls.com

Grasshopper Adjustable Climbing Wall

  • First sold: 2019
  • Available extras: XL sizes by conjoining walls, custom CNC panels, padding options, professional installation
  • Pricing: starts at $6,700, with financing through SweetPay

Learn more about Grasshopper Adjustable Climbing Walls at www.grasshopperclimbing.com

Kumiki EverActive® & EverActive® Jr Adjustable Walls

  • First sold: 2019
  • Available extras: custom color frame/panels, padding options, professional installation
  • Protected by U.S. Patent 10,918,925 (patent pending for EverActive Jr)
  • Pricing: starts at $3,999, with financing available through Navitas

Learn more about Kumiki EverActive® Adjustable Walls at www.kumikiclimbing.com

Lemur Design Adjustable Wall

  • First sold: 2019
  • Available extras: custom sizes, panels marked for Kilter Board holds, padding options, professional installation
  • Pricing: starts at $7,056, with financing options

Learn more about Lemur Design Adjustable Walls at www.lemurdesign.ca or at www.settercloset.com

Freestanding MoonBoard

Freestanding MoonBoard

  • First sold: 2015
  • Available extras: padding options
  • Pricing: starts at £8,800 including VAT

Learn more about the Freestanding MoonBoard at www.moonclimbing.com

OnSite Lifesaving Wall

  • First sold: 2020
  • Available extras: custom sizes, padding options, professional installation
  • Pricing: starts at $1,920

Learn more about Lifesaving Walls at www.theonsite.com

Revival Adjustable Climbing Wall

  • First sold: 2021
  • Available extras: padding options
  • Pricing: starts at $5,000, with financing available/through SweetPay

Learn more about the Revival Adjustable Climbing Wall at www.revivalclimbing.com

Vertical Solutions Adjustable Training Platform

  • First sold: 2021
  • Available extras: custom sizes, padding options, required professional installation (nationwide)
  • Pricing: starts at $30,000, with financing options

Learn more about the Vertical Solutions Adjustable Training Platform at www.vsclimbinggyms.com


COMPACT CLIMBING TRAINING BOARD FRAMES


ArtLine Homewall

  • First sold: 2021
  • Available extras: hold/volume packages
  • Pricing: starts at €1,550

Learn more about the ArtLine Homewall at www.artline-holds.com

Interface Ground-Up Wall

  • First sold: 2020
  • Available extras: padding options, hold packages
  • Pricing: starts at £1,045

Learn more about Interface Ground-Up Walls at www.interfaceclimbing.com

Rockstar Volumes Rocket Wall

  • First sold: 2020
  • Available extras: padding options, hold packages
  • Pricing: starts at $1,700, with financing through Affirm

Learn more about Rockstar Volumes Rocket Walls at www.rockstarvolumes.com

Treadwall Boulderboard® Training Station

  • First sold: 2010
  • Available extras: hangboard attachment, upgrade for outdoor use, hold packages, professional installation
  • Pricing: starts at $1,250

Learn more about the Treadwall Boulderboard® Training Station at www.treadwallfitness.com

Wide Boyz Freestanding Wall

  • First sold: 2020
  • Available extras: frame only without panels, padding options, hold packages
  • Pricing: starts at £4,500 including VAT, with financing through Kandoo

Learn more about the Wide Boyz Freestanding Wall at www.wideboyz.com


Editor’s Note: ArtLine, DÉLIRE, Eldo, Grasshopper, Kumiki, OnSite, Revival, Rockstar Volumes, Treadwall, and Vertical Solutions are financial supporters of CBJ.