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Walls Designed by ICP

It’s no secret, climbing walls look good. Wall designs are the perfect canvas for coloured holds, geometric volumes and funky shapes – but this is just the cool part you see!  They’re also designed to be strong, designed to Australian Standards and made to be quickly and accurately assembled on site. ICP plans the layout of our safety matting for maximum effectiveness, with no seams or soft spots. With hundreds of colour combinations available the ICP Design Team have the experience to provide designs that continue to take your breath away.

There are a lot of options when it comes to designing your climbing wall; bouldering or rope walls (or both), speed walls and training boards. Matting design and layout decisions will come into play with every wall. Even how you want climbers to socialise when visiting your venue can even have an impact on how your walls are designed – so something as simple as the space between the walls needs to be thought out.

Beautiful design paired with perfect functionality

The team at ICP have combined decades’ worth of design experience, which enables them to perfect the design of your walls like no other. Whether it’s matching your paint design to your brand colours, or coming up with something completely new, our team will create the design of your dreams. Our dedicated Route setting team often consult on the wall design, making all designs route-setter friendly.

Wall design standards

The are no industry standards for design specifically but there are several Australia Standards relating to the architecture and construction of a climbing wall. For a complete list of the Australian Standards we follow, visit our climbing wall page.

Something to consider – Who wants to climb?

It’s a great idea to keep your target market in mind, such as children, novices, or advanced climbers. Kids are often drawn to vibrant colours and climbs that don’t look too hard. Do you want sections of your wall to be themed panels, focusing on kid-friendly topics or environments? These are specifically designed to draw in young climbers. Serious climbers generally like a bit of calm and kids can be noisy, so having a dedicated area for each might be something to think about!

Another consideration is how many climbers you cater for. Think about:

  • How many climbers will it take to fill your venue?
  • What numbers are what do you hope for?
  • Do your expected customer numbers match the space you have available?

Consider timing such as weekdays and weekends, school holidays and public holidays, and environmental factors such as day and night-time traffic or summer vs winter temperatures.


Think About Your Space

Walls need more room than you might initially think. Consider the size of your matting, where climbers are going to socialise, areas for walking and storage. Think about natural light and airflow are environmental factors that can be used to your advantage.

The Perfect Preview

Our design aesthetics bring out the beauty in each wall, and 3D modelling is the best way to get a preview of this. Our ICP clients receive a complete set of 3D models showing the layout, architecture and colour palette of their future wall.

ICP Unique Paint Design

Basic Paint
The whole angle is one colour

Basic Custom Paint
Wall angles can be broken into two or three different colours

Complex Custom Paint
Complex patterns on the wall angles, usually four to seven colours

Safety Matting Design

The ICP Research and Development team are constantly working to improve the design and safety of our custom matting, making it the best on the climbing market today. Vinyl-covered matting can get crumpled easily, allows dirt to get transferred from climbers’ shoes onto the wall, and doesn’t wear well. Our carpet top lid is long-lasting, stays clean, and looks simply beautiful. More about ICP climbing mats here.