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  • Holds are arranged along a broad arc that tapers outward and downward for an ergonomic shape aimed at preventing injuries
  • Board tapers from top to bottom to provide clearance for your forearms and elbows when pulling on the upper holds
  • Fine texture gives you just the right amount of grip
  • Includes complete instructions, a training guide and mounting hardware
  • Comes in assorted colors only; sorry, specific color requests cannot be accommodated

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Specs

Best Use Climbing
Material(s) Polyester resin
Dimensions 28 x 8.75 inches
Weight 12 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This board will make you humble I mounted this board in my backyard in a covered patio. It's mounted directly into a 7"x5" horizontal wood beam so no plywood and stud finding were necessary. The board is made out of a similar plastic compound of which most indoor gym holds are made. It's a very solid product. By solid, I mean it feels nearly indestructible. I just tried out the entry level 10-minute workout that's posted on Metolius' website. There are also intermediate level and advanced level 10-minute routines. The entry level routine was very humbling. I foresee myself using it to train for at least a couple years as some of the holds are very challenging. I have no complaints nor could I find anything no so great about it.
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Metolius Simulator 3D Training Board by I use this product about three times per week, and have been using it for approximately one month now. I've seen dramatic improvement in my grip strength and endurance. I would have rated this purchase at 5 stars if it weren't for the mounting instructions needing a bit more information to be carefree for the layman. It was no problem for me to make a custom backboard instead of buying the Metolius supplied one, and for me it was necessary due to the framing in my apartment being of poor craftsmanship. The screws that came with my training board were not all the same size, and I think it would be helpful if they had an exploded view showing where the long or short screws were to be located. As for fit and function, this thing works great!
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Metolius Simulator 3D Training Board I started out with the wooden training board from Metolius but returned it in exchange for the Simulator. After printing out the workout instructions from Metolius I have begun to regularly use this unit. The surface is pretty coarse so at first my hand got pretty torn up. However, its no different than doing long multi-pitch routes at the crag. My dainty keyboard hands needed to toughen up anyway. Keep in mind that chalk is a must for this training board. Keep at it though, pull ups and long hangs on the sloper are have been a major improvement for me.
Date published: 2010-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to build up grip and forearms I've been actively sport climbing for about 6 months, some outdoors, mostly in a local gym. Got this training board as a gift, and it's doing wonders for my grip and forearm strength. Metolius provides some better workout regimens on their website than come in the package. The 'entry level' is giving me a challenging routine that I can see the benefits from within just a few sessions - it seems that I've been able to go from 5.9s to 5.10As easily because of increased crimping and two- or three- finger holds. The material of the board seems pretty solid, is rough enough for good grip, and the variety of holds is tremendous. Chalk is critical for many of the holds - to limit the mess in the house I am using liquid chalk. I found the mounting instructions to be good, but of course it's not always the case that you can find such a good spot with backing studs in your house. I had to improvise quite a bit to get a backing board solidly mounted in a desirable location. But the boards mounting points and screws seem solid. A great at-home training product!
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't found one as versatile as this one So I have used many hangboards and this is one of the only ones I have found that has all types of holds whether it is small, medium, large edges to slopers and jugs. It is a really nice board. Other boards that I have used I always feel are missing some of the holds needed to do a complete work out. Of course you could easily solve that by buying more ;). Both me and my girlfriend have this one and love it! Note: If you are planning on buying the backboard that goes with this check the stud spacing where you want to hang it first. For me I have a wider spacing and the backboard would have been too short to fasten to all four studs. I just went out and got a piece of pine board for ~$5 to use as mine.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Addition to Training Regimen I love having this as an option for training in between gym days. Focusing your entire workout on pull-up and dead hang strength translates to quick gains in the gym. I considered smaller boards, but I went with this one for its range of holds. With the variety, you can move through progressively smaller pockets and edges and still do the same workout. If you haven't climbed much yet, you might find it a little rough on your hands, but you'll get used to it. And, that grip is very beneficial on the slopers.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Training Tool This is an excellent tool for the days you cant get out to the crag. There's no substitute for actually climbing on real rock, but this is a great option to help increase strength. I use mine every day, and aside from a little difficulty in mounting it, I have no complaints whatsoever.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I just got this hangboard for Christmas and its great! I had no problem mounting it, (it comes with directions, you must get some plywood and some decking screws). It is great and very durable. There are a variety of holds to help work on different fingers, muscles, etc. overall this is a fantastic hangboard, way better than the others online (my friends have some).
Date published: 2009-12-30
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This may sound dumb, but I'm new to climbing: What is this and what do you use it for?

Asked by: Libby430
The Simulator 3D Training Board is designed for practice at home to help build contact strength necessary for climbing. Training boards are one of the cheapest, yet most effective items you can use to increase your climbing prowess.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

Would it be ok to mount this outdoors uncovered?

Asked by: FloydBanks
This can be used outdoors, but it does get dirty fairly quickly and needs to be cleaned more often. It should not be left outdoors in the rain for extended periods of time.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-11

I have seen this available in other colors, is it possible to order it in another configuration?

Asked by: ClimbingCicerone
We unfortunately only carry the Simulator 3D Training Board in the blue color.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-25
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This board will make you humble I mounted this board in my backyard in a covered patio. It's mounted directly into a 7"x5" horizontal wood beam so no plywood and stud finding were necessary. The board is made out of a similar plastic compound of which most indoor gym holds are made. It's a very solid product. By solid, I mean it feels nearly indestructible. I just tried out the entry level 10-minute workout that's posted on Metolius' website. There are also intermediate level and advanced level 10-minute routines. The entry level routine was very humbling. I foresee myself using it to train for at least a couple years as some of the holds are very challenging. I have no complaints nor could I find anything no so great about it.
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Metolius Simulator 3D Training Board by I use this product about three times per week, and have been using it for approximately one month now. I've seen dramatic improvement in my grip strength and endurance. I would have rated this purchase at 5 stars if it weren't for the mounting instructions needing a bit more information to be carefree for the layman. It was no problem for me to make a custom backboard instead of buying the Metolius supplied one, and for me it was necessary due to the framing in my apartment being of poor craftsmanship. The screws that came with my training board were not all the same size, and I think it would be helpful if they had an exploded view showing where the long or short screws were to be located. As for fit and function, this thing works great!
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Metolius Simulator 3D Training Board I started out with the wooden training board from Metolius but returned it in exchange for the Simulator. After printing out the workout instructions from Metolius I have begun to regularly use this unit. The surface is pretty coarse so at first my hand got pretty torn up. However, its no different than doing long multi-pitch routes at the crag. My dainty keyboard hands needed to toughen up anyway. Keep in mind that chalk is a must for this training board. Keep at it though, pull ups and long hangs on the sloper are have been a major improvement for me.
Date published: 2010-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to build up grip and forearms I've been actively sport climbing for about 6 months, some outdoors, mostly in a local gym. Got this training board as a gift, and it's doing wonders for my grip and forearm strength. Metolius provides some better workout regimens on their website than come in the package. The 'entry level' is giving me a challenging routine that I can see the benefits from within just a few sessions - it seems that I've been able to go from 5.9s to 5.10As easily because of increased crimping and two- or three- finger holds. The material of the board seems pretty solid, is rough enough for good grip, and the variety of holds is tremendous. Chalk is critical for many of the holds - to limit the mess in the house I am using liquid chalk. I found the mounting instructions to be good, but of course it's not always the case that you can find such a good spot with backing studs in your house. I had to improvise quite a bit to get a backing board solidly mounted in a desirable location. But the boards mounting points and screws seem solid. A great at-home training product!
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't found one as versatile as this one So I have used many hangboards and this is one of the only ones I have found that has all types of holds whether it is small, medium, large edges to slopers and jugs. It is a really nice board. Other boards that I have used I always feel are missing some of the holds needed to do a complete work out. Of course you could easily solve that by buying more ;). Both me and my girlfriend have this one and love it! Note: If you are planning on buying the backboard that goes with this check the stud spacing where you want to hang it first. For me I have a wider spacing and the backboard would have been too short to fasten to all four studs. I just went out and got a piece of pine board for ~$5 to use as mine.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Addition to Training Regimen I love having this as an option for training in between gym days. Focusing your entire workout on pull-up and dead hang strength translates to quick gains in the gym. I considered smaller boards, but I went with this one for its range of holds. With the variety, you can move through progressively smaller pockets and edges and still do the same workout. If you haven't climbed much yet, you might find it a little rough on your hands, but you'll get used to it. And, that grip is very beneficial on the slopers.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Training Tool This is an excellent tool for the days you cant get out to the crag. There's no substitute for actually climbing on real rock, but this is a great option to help increase strength. I use mine every day, and aside from a little difficulty in mounting it, I have no complaints whatsoever.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I just got this hangboard for Christmas and its great! I had no problem mounting it, (it comes with directions, you must get some plywood and some decking screws). It is great and very durable. There are a variety of holds to help work on different fingers, muscles, etc. overall this is a fantastic hangboard, way better than the others online (my friends have some).
Date published: 2009-12-30
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Questions & Answers

This may sound dumb, but I'm new to climbing: What is this and what do you use it for?

Asked by: Libby430
The Simulator 3D Training Board is designed for practice at home to help build contact strength necessary for climbing. Training boards are one of the cheapest, yet most effective items you can use to increase your climbing prowess.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

Would it be ok to mount this outdoors uncovered?

Asked by: FloydBanks
This can be used outdoors, but it does get dirty fairly quickly and needs to be cleaned more often. It should not be left outdoors in the rain for extended periods of time.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-11

I have seen this available in other colors, is it possible to order it in another configuration?

Asked by: ClimbingCicerone
We unfortunately only carry the Simulator 3D Training Board in the blue color.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-25
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