How many climbing holds do I need?

This is a common question for individuals who have just built their first climbing wall or gym. There is no one answer to “How many climbing holds do I need?” although a good starting point is to calculate the surface area of your climbing wall and then divide each square foot by 2. A rough estimation means the you may need approximately one climbing hold every 2 square feet of wall space in order to provide an ample number of options for each move.

Climbing Hold Density

Of course there is always the possibility to add more climbing holds, since the more that you add, exponentially more options become available in terms of movement.