Easy DIY Kids Climbing Wall for a Treehouse- this beginner-friendly, afternoon project is a fun addition to any treehouse that kids will love!
I recently built my oldest a treehouse. He loves it, but he said it would be even cooler with a climbing wall. I had some leftover wood from building the treehouse, so I figured I'd put it to good use! This DIY Climbing Wall is simple to build and it only took an afternoon. The only power tools needed are a drill and a circular saw (or a miter saw). I attached the climbing wall to the treehouse platform which eliminated the needed to build a fancy base.
I bought these rock climbing holds. They're very easy to hang and they come with their own hardware. The kit also included large, green handles and a climbing rope.
Easy DIY Kids Climbing Wall for a Treehouse
(Note- I didn't include cutting lengths for this post. Since there's no standard size for a treehouse, measurements will vary)
1x6 deck boards
1x3s (for trim)
I used 4 pieces of wood for vertical support. I added a 2x4 to the side and a 2x6 to the middle. The 2, 4x4 posts were already there. I would recommend adding a support beam every 24 inches or so.
I used leftover pieces of deck board and connected them in the middle of the 2x6. You could also use 1 long deck board for each row.
I added 1x3 trim to the sides for a more finished look. I also added 2, 2x6s to the top to make the wall higher.
The next step is to attach the climbing holds. I pre-drilled holes and the secured them using the hardware provided.
Finally, I screwed on the plastic handles and attached the climbing rope (both included with the climbing holds) to a tree.
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