If you're here, then you're probably asking yourself how much it will cost you to build your climbing gym/area. Well, the answer is not simple because every project is unique. In order to get an accurate estimation, we highly recommend that you contact us with details about your project - we'd be happy to give you a quotation.
Below you will find a list of all the components that influence the final price of a climbing wall. Keep in mind that the informaion below is meant to help you understand how the cost of your climbing wall is deterimined, not to give you an exact calculation of your needed budget. Leave the mathematics to us!
EX WORKS (EXW)
Location (indoor vs. outdoor)
Number of surfaces
Number of t-nuts
Type of transport
Technician flights and accommodation
Rent of cars/transport
Rent of machines
|Ex Works (EXW)|
Plywood – the most cost effective and commonly used material for climbing walls.
Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) – a more flexible and costly material. It allows for more free forms and is water resistant as opposed to plywood. The price of GRP varies according to the complexity of the climbing wall’s style – Geome3x, 3D Curves or Rocktopia.Location (Indoor vs. Outdoor)
An outdoor climbing wall requires the use of more expensive materials such as hot dip galvanized steel, inox/stainless steel t-nuts and impregnated plywood or GRP.Structure
Attached to Existing Structure – the standard price applies for buildings that allow load bearing steel structures to be attached at every 6 meters (approx. 20 ft) horizontally and vertically. Custom engineering is required if the building does not allow this, and additional charges may apply.
Self-Standing Structure – this type of structure is used when the steel construction cannot be attached to the building’s columns or beams. Self-standing structures are heavier and more expensive. They impose a big load on the floor, and the foundations of the building may need reinforcement in some cases.
Outdoor Structure – outdoor climbing walls are more expensive not only because of the materials used for the panels, but also because they require a bigger steel construction that can withstand wind and snow.Colors
Standard Colors – we have 16 standard solid colors that allow for numerous color combinations at no extra cost. Colors that we do not have in stock will cost you a little extra. Any color can be selected from the RAL color chart.
Custom Paint - you can have a number of differently shaped colors on the same panel. We use our 5 axis CNC machine to make very precise small channels in the panels to achieve a clean color transition, which increases the cost of production, but adds a more distinctive style to your climbing walls.
Custom Print - Our UV printer allows for a wide range of custom colors and graphics, printing 32 sq.m (344 sq.ft) of climbing surface per hour. It is the most expensive option, but also the most creative one, as pretty much anything can be printed on the climbing wall’s surface.Lights
We offer three different types of linear LED stripes that can be used to create cool design effects or to add some light in dark areas of your climbing wall. LED lighting is entirely optional and its price is calculated per linear meter/foot.Number of Surfaces
The number of different panels used to make up a climbing wall affects the total price. Big, simple panels come at a lower cost.
Category 1 (Base Price) – up to 30 surfaces per 100 sq.m.
Category 1 (Base Price) – up to 15 surfaces per 100 sq.m. climbing wall.
The standard t-nut pattern has 36 t-nuts per sq. m (3.3 per sq. ft) for boulders and 25 t-nuts per sw.m. (2.3 per sq.ft) for rope walls. Climbing walls with a higher t-nut density will cost slightly more.
|Geographical Location & Type of Transport
If the climbing gym’s location is within Europe, delivery is usually done by truck. The price varies based on the final location’s distance from Bulgaria, and is typically 2000 – 6000 EUR per truck. Climbing walls for gyms in North/South America, East Asia, Australia or Africa are delivered in shipping containers, which usually costs 3000 – 5000 EUR per container.Shipment Size
Keep in mind that about 400 sq. m. of climbing wall surface can fit into a single truck or container.Delivery Speed
Express air cargo delivery is substantially more expensive.Export/Import Duties
There are no import duties if you are based in the European Union. If you are located in a country outside the EU, there could be a small import duty tax depending on your local jurisdiction. Walltopia usually takes care of the export duties, while the client pays the import duties.
A few countries may require a working visa for our technical crew, which would add a small additional cost.Technician Flights and Accommodation
The cost of flights and accommodation for our team of technicians depends on where the project is located, and the estimated assembly days. Our crew consists of four people for small to medium scale projects and six to eight people for large scale projects.Rent of Cars/Transport & Machines
We usually need at least one rent-a-car, fork lift and scissor/boom lift during the climbing wall installation process. The cost of renting these depends on the number of assembly days.
If the climbing wall is located in a confined space or the floor slab has limited load capacity, we can assemble the climbing wall using scaffolding. However, this is slower and tends to increase the installation costs.