If you think indoor climbing walls are unimaginative and boring, scripted inside shopping malls and shop lots, here’s 5 walls to inspire that wild spark in you and you might just take up climbing even if you’ve never tried it before.

#1 Make a big splash!

Our personal favourite only because it ends with a big splash in a swimming pool in Utah, USA.

Make a big splash! © Utah Olympic Park

Make a big splash! © Utah Olympic Park

#2 Shiver me booties, an ice wall!

With the heatwave upon us, indoor ice walls might not be such a bad idea. You get to dress up in ice boots with sharp teeth and use ice picks for a change, while testing your trust in your feet. Pretend you’re making a movie in the meantime, and no shaving ice for a dessert while you’re at it, alright!

Shiver me booties... fancy ice climbing indoors? © Jeff Holmes

Shiver me booties… fancy ice climbing indoors? © Jeff Holmes

#3 Wall, I’ll be dam-med

Pardon my French, we’re ‘only’ climbing on the inside of a dam in Switzerland. Rumour is, if you can get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with a view of the Alps.

I'd be dam-med climbing this wall in Switzerland © Lollo Riva/Getty Images

I’d be dam-med climbing this wall in Switzerland © Lollo Riva/Getty Images

#4 A silo climb that never ends

Yes, I bet you’ve always thought of climbing a chimney but grain silos are much bigger and you can climb in a group too. A unique idea in Bloomington, USA that might just tickle your fancy and they also offer bouldering walls.

Silos are a great idea for climbing, right? © Hannah Russell/Upper Limits

Silos are a great idea for climbing, right? © Hannah Russell/Upper Limits

#5 Conquer your fear of heights

You can’t miss this french fry-like tower sticking out of the ground in Netherlands. And we bet you’ll love clambering this 37m high tower and did we mention the 11m overhang?

Perfect to conquer your fear of heights with the Excalibur wall in the Netherlands © Bjoeks

Perfect to conquer your fear of heights with the Excalibur wall in the Netherlands © Bjoeks

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