If you’re looking to build a climbing wall, but are new to the world of climbing wall construction, you may not be super familiar with modular versus seamless wall systems. The cost of your rock climbing wall as well as your climbing wall design will depend greatly on what system you choose to use. Thankfully, we’re expert climbing wall manufacturers and we’re here to help you understand your options.
Seamless Wall Systems
What is it?
Seamless walls are the highest quality option for climbing wall systems. A seamless wall project is usually built at your facility site, starting with a steel frame before applying the top layers of wall. It produces a product with a seamless, blended look that carries consistently across the entire project. Furthermore, as well as being available in a variety of fun, bright colors, seamless systems can be made to realistically match any style rock as they are all hand sculpted and customized per project. Two prime examples of our seamless systems include PerformanceRock and High Performance wall systems.
What are the benefits?
Those with seamless walls will benefit from a structural coating that provides longevity, as well as minimal amount of long term maintenance required for their seamless climbing wall system. The projects are highly durable and deliver a premium, realistic climbing experience for your facility patrons.
What kind of projects are seamless climbing wall systems good for?
Facilities with seamless systems are often the ones that are striving to provide the most realistic indoor climbing experience, and often have membership or program based rock climbing business plans. Even if your facility isn’t membership or program based, if you have a high profile project or a large space, you should consider installing a seamless system if it fits in your budget; the quality will always be superior to a modular system.
Modular Wall Systems
What is a modular wall panel?
With modular wall projects, pieces of the wall are built at our location in Boulder, Colorado, then put together like a puzzle at your facility. Modular walls are also often referred to as seamed systems. Some examples of modular walls provided by Eldorado are chameleon walls, gecko walls, USA walls, and boulders, which are great for playground climbing structures and are aesthetically functional outdoor pieces.
What are the benefits of a modular wall system?
There are several benefits to modular wall systems for those who are unable to install seamless systems. One of these benefits is that they can usually be built faster than seamless systems. Also, they can be taken apart and stored if needed. With easy to replace panels, it’s simple to isolate and repair damaged parts, or to expand your wall. Most modular walls are built in place of seamless walls when budget is an issue or if the project is temporary or travels.
What kind of projects are modular climbing wall systems good for?
Modular systems are great for projects with smaller budgets or smaller spaces. They’re also a great option if you are looking to use it in a temporary setting or application. Similarly, many people looking for playground climbing walls or trying to figure out how to install climbing walls for schools would benefit from modular systems and boulders.
Overall, seamless walls are the highest quality option for building your climbing wall. They are extremely realistic, durable, and provide the highest quality indoor climbing experience for your customers. If budget is tight, however, or your project needs to be temporary or mobile, a modular system will perform well for your circumstances.
For more information on climbing wall designs, contact Eldorado Climbing Walls at 303-447-0512. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Climbing Wall Company Blog for the latest news, updates, and resources.
Written by: Leslie Rasch on September 13th, 2013