Build Strength and Have Fun with an Indoor Climbing Wall

When I tell people we have an indoor climbing wall in our house, they probably conjure up images of a mansion with a bowling alley, and movie theater, and butlers… What? They really don’t? Well, they do say, “Wow!” with a look of wonder at the marvel… What? They just think we’re weird? Surely not!

ANYWAY, Building a practice climbing wall in your basement or attic is really not that complicated. You can see how my incredibly handy hubby did it in this video. When he’s done, he will add more holds so he can sort of move around in circles and build his strength. Ever since Judd’s close friend and climbing buddy, Matt moved to LA, he has missed it so much. Hopefully he’ll get back in cliff-scaling shape by the spring.

Untitled from Sarah Pinnix on Vimeo.

So the Indoor Climbing Wall works for us for winter fun and strength building. What works for you?

** Always have an adult spotter for kids, and make sure the mattress is clear while anyone is climbing! Take all appropriate safety precautions!.


  1. That’s so cool!
    I don’t have the room for the wall, but “Santa” did bring my daughter an indoor trampoline (a small one from Walmart costs $35), and we turn on the Ipod and jump and dance. It’s really fun for us!