Training board for bouldering/climbing - The HangBoard

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If you're into climbing or bouldering it might be convenient to have a small training possibility at home to hang around a bit and do some pull-ups/combos. Of course you could buy a generic finger board but you will not be able to change the types of holds or the arrangement. And it's much more fun to build something yourself. :)
This homemade board will let you change everything and thus keep it interesting. Enjoy!

- 1 wooden board 
- 3 pieces of hardwood
- As many t-nuts as the number of holds you wish to mount and matching screws
- a set of different climbing holds
- approx. 10 nuts and matching screws
- material to bolt everything to the wall (anchors and matching screws)
- paint
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Step 1: Building the board

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Cut out the size you want it to be and sand down the edges. Drill as many holes into the board as the number of holds you want to mount. The diameter of the holes should match the screws that you will use to attach the holds. Then let your girlfriend get rid of some aggressions and let her hammer in the t-nuts on the backside of the board.
Niidal6 months ago

Hi drextor, could you please put the dimension you used for this board, and the distance between two holds??

Thanks bud.

dtextor (author)  Niidal6 months ago

Hi nayari

Since I don't have the board in my house anymore (it lives now with a friend), I have to guess. It was approx. 100cm x 50cm.

The space between the holds largely depends on the size of the holds you're using. They should be turned and exchanged with each other without touching. In my case the distance between the bolt holes was roughly 20-25cm.


dtextor (author) 2 years ago
Thanks. It really is a good opportunity to let your fingers toughen up a bit!
mr.frob2 years ago
That is totally awesome! I really want to do this, thanks for sharing!