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Fully functional, customizable bouldering surface that can be installed on any standard wall and compliments any room. It's YOUR wall!
Fully functional, customizable bouldering surface that can be installed on any standard wall and compliments any room. It's YOUR wall!
Fully functional, customizable bouldering surface that can be installed on any standard wall and compliments any room. It's YOUR wall!
72 backers pledged $11,261 to help bring this project to life.

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Megalith Bouldwall: Modular Home Bouldering & Rock Climbing

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Megalith Bouldwall, Installed Functional Prototype
Megalith Bouldwall, Installed Functional Prototype

 Rock climbing is a beautiful, unique sport and it requires unique abilities. Like so many others, I’ve experienced the disappointment of finally making it out to go climb, just to have my grip strength fade 30 minutes in, or be frustrated by how inflexible I've gotten.

The Maker - Ben
The Maker - Ben

 My name is Ben. I’m a mechanical engineer, a graduate student, and aspiring climber with a passion for the outdoors and product design. Life can be demanding and complicated, and it can be really difficult to find the time to climb enough to stay sharp, let alone improve. Daily life and climbing tend to pull in two different directions.    

But what if you could bring climbing into your home? Or into the office? What if you could integrate climbing into your daily life? Climbing is an art... so why not display it that way?  

Ultimate Convenience, Bold Style
Ultimate Convenience, Bold Style

This is the Megalith Bouldwall. It’s a fully functional, customizable bouldering surface that can be installed on any standard wall. The 16x48” panels are designed to compliment the aesthetic of any room, with three styles to choose from. 

Available Styles
Available Styles

They are constructed from a laminate flooring like composite, mounted in a steel frame, producing a highly rigid, durable platform that is extremely lightweight and easy to install.  

Easy to install and customize
Easy to install and customize

Put it wherever you want it, however you want it. Create customized circuits to add to your morning routine and target specific improvements you want to make. Design your own problems or create challenges for friends and coworkers. The simple, easy to use, customizable platform makes it YOUR wall, and YOU have the creative control. 

At home or the office
At home or the office

 Megalith’s vision is to make climbing accessible, affordable, and engaging for everyone, breaking down the barriers that limit people from participating in this amazing sport. 

Design routes to challenge yourself or friends
Design routes to challenge yourself or friends

 To make this vision a reality we need your help. Megalith is on Kickstarter because we need the funds to bring this to production, and the scale to make it affordable. Please tell your friends, share this page, and back this project and you will be one of the first to own your own Megalith wall! Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

The Bouldwall still has some perfecting to be done, but to put the final touches on it requires collaboration with a manufacturer. To do this, I need the guarantee of a certain level of demand. That's why I'm here. Once I have that guarantee, I can move forward with supplier selection and production.

I've spent the last few years doing mechanical design work for one of the largest producers of home fitness equipment in the US, and I've personally worked overseas with our manufacturers to bring brand new concepts to production. I'm also currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Administration at Brigham Young University, the #2 ranked Graduate Entrepreneurship program in the nation. Because of this, I'm surrounded with invaluable mentors and educational resources. If funded, I have every capability needed to quickly and effectively bring this product to reality.

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    Early Bird Special: Bouldwall - 2 Pack

    Limited offer. Comes with two panels, 10 holds, and all the hardware you will need. Specify style after campaign ends.

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    Comes with 6 panels, 30 holds, and all the hardware you will need. Specify style after campaign ends.

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    Megalith Bouldwall - 6 Pack

    Comes with 6 panels, 30 holds, and all the hardware you will need. Specify style after campaign ends.

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    Megalith Bouldwall - 8 Pack

    Comes with 8 panels, 40 holds, and all the hardware you will need. Specify style after campaign ends.

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