I am planning on creating a small climbing wall for the side of my kid's Kura bed. Like this example. enter image description here

Most of the guides I read are talking about creating staggered, single hole grids to attach the grips. When I look at various holds to buy on amazon, a lot of them are decidedly two-hole grips.

Such as enter image description here

Some options are like these, but even they seem to have some kind of stabilizer screw hole. enter image description here

I'm a climbing noob so I don't really know what to expect here. Appreciate any help!

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    what is your question? ...... have you referred to the installation instructions for the grips?
    – jsotola
    Dec 28, 2018 at 6:11
  • Haven't bought any yet. I'm wanting to know if you typically use just one of the holes when you have a two hole unit like the top picture (maybe its just for variance in orientation? Almost all of the peg board solutions are single hole layouts for the grid.
    – motleydev
    Dec 29, 2018 at 21:43
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    use your brain .... what will happen if you only use one bolt and it is not quite tight enough because it has loosened over time
    – jsotola
    Dec 29, 2018 at 23:41
  • Right... so that's the question. Is it "proper" to use only one bolt as many of them only have one bolt, or do you need to use both bolts.
    – motleydev
    Dec 31, 2018 at 16:03
  • You need more than one fixing point - surely that much is obvious. The ones with a single bolt hole have another for a screw to stop it twisting. The others simply have two bolt holes. What else is there to figure out?
    – SiHa
    Aug 19, 2020 at 14:50

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The second hole is used to prevent the hold from spinning. Typical children won't have enough weight and pull strength to cause well-made, properly-installed holds to spin, but having this hole available gives you the option for higher stability if needed.

I do not recommend buying holds that require two bolts, since you'll need to install T-nuts in the exact locations required for those holds. This will require more work than it's worth -- it's better just to buy quality holds like these, these, or these.

And if you don't expect that you'll want to change the holds or their positions often (or ever), screw-on holds that don't require T-nuts or bolts are much simpler to install; a handful of #6 drywall screws is all you need. The suppliers in the three links I noted earlier also offer screw-on holds.

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