Bouldwall Panel FAQ
What is the weight limit?
The weight limit is 250 lbs, rated for static (vs dynamic) climbing. This means they will work great for anyone under 250 lbs climbing in a controlled manner, not doing jumps and swings. Please do not attach ropes, swings, or other devices that allow you to swing from them. Unfortunately they are not rated for this kind of activity.
How do these attach to the wall?
The panels mount directly to the studs in your wall using four screws. For more details on this process check out our Installation Instructions.
Can I install these vertically?
Yes, but they will need to align them with your studs, and your studs must be the standard width of 16" or less. Each panel must connect with two studs. When mounting horizontally you have much more flexibility.
Can I install these on the ceiling or at an incline?
Yes, but you will need to use all 6 screws that come with your panel and connect to 3 studs/joists. You will also need to resist the temptation to attach anything you can swing on from them (see "What is the weight limit?").
Can I use holds I have purchased somewhere else?
Yes! Our panels interface great with any bolted hold. Just make sure you use the correct hardware (see below).
What kind of bolts work with your panels?
Our panels use 3/8-16" threaded inserts, same as the wall at your gym (US), so you will need 3/8-16" bolts. The face of the panel sits just over 1.5" away from the surface it is mounted to, so we recommend that you use bolts that extend no further than 1.25" past the base of your holds.
How do I stop my holds from spinning? Do I use a set screw? How much torque should I use?
We recommend using 10 ft.lbs of torque when tightening your holds on our panels.
Our holds come with set screw holes, and our panels can be screwed into, but most want to preserve the appearance of the panel. To do this, we recommend using the following processes:
Small to Medium holds:
Roll a small piece of electrical tape (3") with the tacky side out and place it behind the set screw hole on your hold, with the cylinder you created perpendicular to the center hold to prevent it from rolling (as shown below). Bolt the hold in place. The thickness of the tape will cause the hold to pin itself at this remote location.
For large or long holds that spin more easily, we recommend blocking them in place with a small foot hold.
How do I open the Trim Panels during installation?
This video should help to clarify.