A woodie may sound a bit dodgy, but in this case it isn’t. A woodie is a home made climbing wall or training board. Sometimes simply consisting of a few sheets of ply wood and some climbing holds, other times a whole garage, basement or spare room conversion.

A woodie is a great place to train when time is short, but as with all projects, it’s a good idea to have an idea of budget, space and requirements before building begins. If you are interested in building a woodie, there are a number of websites dedicated to providing you with more information. Just be careful what you google though!