Impact drills.

Father-son moment. Made by Michi.

Building your very own climbing wall at home or in the garden is a child’s (and adult’s!) dream come true. With the new Bosch impact drills, it couldn’t be easier to work together and get the job done.

Home made by you.

Five simple steps to your very own outdoor climbing wall.

Climbing is fun and keeps you fit! Building an outdoor climbing wall is easier than it looks. Find out how here.


Home made by you.

Five simple steps to your very own outdoor climbing wall.

Climbing is fun and keeps you fit! Building an outdoor climbing wall is easier than it looks.

Find out how here.

Planning an outdoor climbing wall

Step 1 of 5.

Planning is the key to success.

Make sure your climbing wall is wide enough, otherwise climbing will quickly become boring. Four metres wide or more is perfect. Find a suitable house wall and check that the material it is made from can hold dowels. Thick materials like concrete, clinker and solid brick are ideal.

Marking the drill holes on the wall with a pencil

Step 2 of 5.

Check it out.

Use a digital detector to check the wall for hidden pipes, cables or iron girders. Then use a pencil to mark where you want drill holes in the wall – you will use these to screw in the climbing holds later. At least ten climbing holds per metre squared is perfect for children.

Marking the drill holes on the wall with a pencil
Expert with drill

Bosch expert tips.

Everything you need to know.

What do I need to pay attention to when drilling? Our expert can teach you the tricks of the trade. Click through to find out more.

Expert holds a detector against the wall

Bosch expert tips.


Wear protective goggles at all times when drilling and maintain a stable posture. Before starting work, use a detector to make sure that you do not accidentally drill through electricity cables or water pipes.

Expert drills into masonry using an impact drill

Bosch expert tips.

Drilling in masonry.

When drilling through stone and masonry, do so without the impact drilling function first, even though it requires more force. Otherwise the wall or stone may crack around the drill holes.

Expert fits the drill bit in the drill chuck

Bosch expert tips.

Fit the drill bit in the drill chuck.

Carefully fit the drill bit in the drill’s keyless chuck and fully tighten it so that it will not turn during drilling. Make sure that the drill bit is kept centred by the three jaws in the drill chuck.

Expert holds the impact drill against the wall with both hands

Bosch expert tips.

Controlled drilling.

Place the tip of the drill bit perpendicular to the wall. Do not exert pressure on the drill until the drill bit has steadied. Switch the drill to a lower speed setting before withdrawing the bit from the hole – this will take the dust out too, making it easy to collect.

Expert measures the length of a dowel

Bosch expert tips.

Measure twice, cut once.

Calculate the depth and width of the drill hole (length of dowel plus 10 mm unless otherwise specified). As a general rule, the dowel should have the same diameter as the drill bit. Remember to put your protective goggles on before starting to drill.

Step 3 of 5.

Calculate the depth of the drill hole.

Simply add 10 mm to the length of the dowels and screws and this will tell you how deep you need to drill the holes. As a general rule for choosing the drill bit, it should have the same diameter as the dowel.

Drilling holes for the climbing holds

Kickback Control.

Now you can drill with even more control and in greater safety: If the drill bit jams – for example after getting caught in the material – the motor switches itself off automatically in seconds. This prevents the tool from rotating, which considerably reduces the risk of injury to the arm, wrist and shoulder joints.

Drill Assistant.

Clean and precise drilling: The innovative Drill Assistant enables you to drill holes to the right preset dowel depth on your very first try. The small dust box collects the dust as you do so.

Step 4 of 5.

You know the drill!

Mark the drilling depth on the drill bit (e.g. using an elastic band) or use the your impact drill’s Drill Assistant to determine the drilling depth. Drill into the wall at a 90° angle (see our expert tips!). Then push the dowels into the drilled holes.

Marking the drilling depth on the drilling head
Son climbs up the climbing wall he made himself

Step 5 of 5.

Tighten the screws and off you go!

Screw in the hand holds firmly and you’re ready to climb. Please remember that safety always comes first. Placing a sponge rubber mat on the ground will cushion minor falls, but you should still never let children climb unattended. Now have fun climbing!

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