Element Climbing holds
We've assembled several handy documents that will help guide you through the process of designing and building your climbing wall.
Climbing Wall Construction / Layout
Includes in-depth information to help you design your climbing wall including material options, tools required, and installation.
Climbing Wall Construction / Layout (PDF - 163k)
Staggered Grid T-Nut Layout Pattern
A detailed diagram outlining the preferred method for drilling T-Nut holes in a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood.
T-Nut Layout Pattern (PDF - 46k)
We recommend one climbing hold for every two square feet of climbing surface. For taller or advanced climbers, one hold for every three square feet is often sufficient. Start with what your budget affords; you can always add more in the future.Is all necessary mounting hardware included?
For our residential customers, all climbing holds come with the necessary bolts or screws for standard (3/4" thick) indoor wall installation. If your wall is thicker or outdoors, select suitable bolts as an option under Hardware Options > Bolts before adding the holds to your shopping cart. Commercial climbing gyms and other wholesale customers do not receive hardware by default; but it is available at a discounted rate. T-Nuts and wrenches are sold separately unless specifically noted.How many T-Nuts should I purchase?
We recommend between two and three per square foot of climbing surface. That is approximately 75 per standard 4' x 8' sheet of plywood.Which holds should I get for my kids' climbing wall? For children and beginning climbers, we recommend our Formula sets as well as any of our "Starter" sets. My climbing wall is outdoors. Do I need special bolts?
If your climbing wall is exposed to the elements, we recommend using stainless steel bolts. You will need to select this option on the product page under Hardware Options > Bolts before adding the holds to your shopping cart.Are the climbing holds weather resistant?
Absolutely! All of our climbing holds stand up to the toughest weather conditions very well. We don't use UV additives as they really don't make much difference in the longevity of the holds' color. If your climbing wall is exposed to the elements, we do recommend using stainless steel bolts.My climbing wall is thicker than 3/4". Do I need special bolts?
For our residential customers, all climbing holds come with the necessary bolts or screws for standard (3/4" thick) plywood walls. If your wall is thicker, be sure to select the appropriate option from the product page under Hardware Options > Bolts before you add the holds to your shopping cart.What do the climbing holds feel like?
Our climbing holds feel like medium grit sandpaper. We've tried many different textures and settled on our current one as it provides the best combination of "finger-friendliness" and durability.What size holes do I drill for T-Nuts?
We recommend drilling holes with a 7/16" diameter. Be sure to drill the holes perfectly perpendicular to the climbing wall surface.What pattern should I use when drilling T-Nut holes?
Guarantee and ReturnsAre the climbing holds guaranteed? Our holds come with an unconditional guarantee against breakage. We also accept returns on unused holds for a period of 30 days from initial purchase. For all the details, please view our full Guarantee Details. What is the return policy on climbing holds?
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Only customers located in Georgia have to pay sales tax.I have a question regarding the charges for my order. What should I do? Click the "My Account" link in the top right corner of our site to review your orders. You may compare your order history on our website, with your financial records. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact customer service for further assistance. How can I obtain a copy of my receipt / invoice? When will my credit card be charged?
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Credits usually take 7-10 business days from the time we receive your item(s).
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