When the mountains are too far away and you don’t feel like going to the gym, you can always scale the walls of your living room or bedroom – if you’ve got one of these 12 amazing indoor climbing walls installed in your home. Ranging from the modest and colorfully modern to 36-foot rugged rock walls mimicking natural boulders, these residential climbing walls will give you something to do when you’re tired of watching television.
3 Way House by Naf Architect
A climbing wall offers alternative access to the roof terrace from the first floor, for athletic people who are tired of taking the stairs. Designed by Japanese studio Naf Architect & Design, the 3 Way House in Tokyo turns the climbing wall into a main visual component of the home by placing it in a glassed interior courtyard visible from many rooms.
Modern Indoor Climbing Wall in Tokyo
The ‘Outdoors Indoors’ house by Be-Fun design + EANA in Tokyo features a large indoor climbing wall that hovers over the communal area of the home, ascending into a wood-lined ‘cavern.’
Spiral Slide from Pirate Ship to Climbing Cave
Climb down from an elevated pirate ship replica via drawbridge and head to the mudroom to plunge yourself down a secret spiral slide that will take you all the way down to the ‘climbing cave’ adjacent to a golf simulator room. This house looks insanely fun for kids of all ages.
Yellowstone Club Residence by Krannitz Gehl
Paying tribute both to the rustic traditional cabins of Montana and the state’s rugged beauty, the Yellowstone Club Residence by Krannitz Gehl features a large glass window to maximize views and sun exposure, right next to a large climbing wall. The arrangement almost gives climbers a sense of being outside.
Indoor Treehouse Playroom by Gabriel Builders
Some lucky little kids got an indoor treehouse with their own private miniature climbing wall in this residential project by Gabriel Builders.
House in Izumi-Ohmiya by Tato Architects
A converted warehouse in Osaka by Tato Architects features a double-height living and dining rom with a ladder providing a shortcut to and from the master bedroom. Designed for an active young couple who like ‘bouldering’, a kind of free climbing, the home also features a small climbing wall.