My son loved to climb, and we used to often go to the local gyms. But they were too far to walk, and he didn't get to climb as often as he liked. I thought it really important that kids have diversions from the computer and the television, preferably ones that keep them active and fit.
My son moved out a couple of years ago and while I thought the climbing wall was a real asset, I had to finally admit that it was time to move on. I took a few photos of us taking it down so that if anyone wants to do this in their attic or garage, they can learn from my mistakes.