From the Back Cover
If you want to get a total body work out, climbing is the way to do it, and building your own climbing wall allows you to train and have fun any time you want, rather than having to drive to a climbing gym during open hours.
Building Your Own Climbing Wall provides the essential information you need to plan and construct your own indoor or outdoor climbing wall. This highly illustrated guide includes step-by-step instructions, climbing wall construction examples, equipment and tool lists, plus information on how to make your own holds, maintain your wall, create a safe environment, and set routes that target specific types of training. Also detailed are seven design ideas for walls that make maximum use of the space you have.
About the Author
Steve Lage is owner and webmaster for indoorclimbing.com, and currently manages the website full time. His interest in climbing began back in 1976 as he was just starting an Air Force career. While stationed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he and his Air Force buddies would slip off the the Garden of the Gods for rock climbing every chance they got. He continued in the Air Force and was assigned to Civil Engineering as an Engineering Assistant. While on active duty he completed his degree in Computer Science from Chapman University. About the same time the new sport of indoor climbing was emerging. In 1998 he used his engineering experience and computer knowledge to provide the first online source for how to build a home climbing wall. He has personally built several home climbing walls, including those featured in this book. Steve retired from the Air Force after a 30 year career. He remains active in many outdoor pursuits including hiking, camping, and outdoor and indoor climbing.