Kids love climbing: A rock wall headboard

Wall organizer makes a fun kids rock climbing wall headboard.

I’m Camilla’s daddy, a handsome 3-year-old at 12 kgs.

I hacked the IKEA SKÅDIS wall organizer to become a functional headboard and at same time, a mini kids rock climbing wall. 

kids rock climbing wall

Related: KURA bed with climbing wall

IKEA item used:

A kind of easy procedure with kids’ safety first in mind. 

For this reason, I fixed the SKÅDIS pegboard with the original upper side fixing point. Then, I also added two more sustain at the bottom using a total of 4 Fisher wall plugs (each 4mm dia. with 20kg axial load, 80 kg total each board).

skadis pegboard

I bought separately some commercial wall rocks holds and fixed them with M8 screws and crimped washers on the hidden side.

kids rock climbing wall

I also added some random handles.


The full drill and mount required about one day.

The system is modular … so it is growing, is fun and adjustable. Under the wall/ headboard is the bed for a soft landing.

kids rock climbing wall

~ by Giacomo

CAUTION: Please DO NOT reproduce this hack if you are unsure how to make it safe for your child.

You may also be interested in this climbing rope bag made from the IKEA blue bag.