Instructables user kraker89 made this really sweet climbing wall in his garage. He documented his process and insights very well; it makes me want to build one!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Leareth

    In the house I’m renting the landlord built an addition that was a gym/racquetball court etc. One wall has a climbing wall. When it came time to update their homeowners insurance the adjuster came out and noticed a climbing wall.

    Two days later they received a certified letter stating that the climbing wall was not in fact coveredm not injuries that happened on said wall were covered and if they in fact used the climbing wall and anyone was hurt their policy would be canceled.

    So we have a climbing wall that (technically) cannot be used.