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Metolius Simulator 3D Training Board

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Simulator 3D Training Board

Attach the Metolius Simulator 3D Training Board above your doorframe and find out why rock huggers everywhere are smitten. Without a huge gym membership fee, you can get strong and stay strong with the assortment of holds arranged in a broad arc, which increase strength and boost clearance as you campus the pockets and edges. The Simulator 3D comes with all mounting hardware, instructions, and even a training guide to give you somewhere to start.

  • Get a quick pump at home with this training board
  • Assortment of holds help increase finger strength
  • Includes mounting hardware and training guide
  • Item #MET0295

Material
CNC Milled
Recommended Use
training, daily exercise
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

MY NEIGHBORS THINK IM INSANE

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I have mine hung just on my back porch on a convenient overhang on my roof. I hang board almost every day. I am a natural grunter when it comes to climbing, so my neighbors think I am insane, but my strength has no doubt improved! get one!

>Rating: 5

Perfect for 5.11/5.12 Climbers

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I have recently started incorporating hangboarding into my training. I have just been using the ones at the gym, but it's annoying because 1) I have to drive all the way up there and 2) other people may be using them when I get there. Anyway, I was tired of making excuses as to why I wasn't using a hangboard, so I decided to buy one and put it up over the door way to my room. Initially, I was looking for a wooden one, but I wasn't too crazy about any of the wooden boards out there. Plus they seem to cost way more. After reading a ton of reviews, I landed on this hangboard, and I couldn't be happier! I think this board is good for people climbing in the 11s/12s (there are even some jugs that 5.10ers may be able to use). But if I was climbing mid 13s or higher, I would probably look for a more advanced board. Also, the plastic doesn't hurt my fingers, as long as I chalk up before. It feels just like climbing on gym holds. Like Jennifer said, definitely make sure the mount plywood to studs first, and then mount the hangboard to the plywood. I have been on this thing every day since I bought it - either doing finger training or just pull ups. I am really happy with my decision to mount it over my bedroom door, as it reminds me to use it whenever I walk out of my room. I am excited to see how having a hangboard helps my climbing this year!

>Rating: 5

Don't forget to stop by home depot

This training board is great. Easy to install (plywood backer required). It has a good variety of jugs, slope's, and different sized pockets that range from beginner to expert. I installed this over my hallway doorway so I can't walk past it without getting a quick hang in. Great for those days you don't have time to make it to the climbing gym too.

This
>Rating: 5

Great variety.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I was worried to get a hang board because I wasn't convinced I would use it. But I DO! I use this frequently. This hang board has a variety of options which I like. It can accommodate different training plans. So, if you want some jugs to pull on to develop arm strength. It's got it. If you want crimps to build up your finger strength. It's got it. The surface is nice and rough for grip. And it's sturdy. We tucked it in an area of the house that is hard to see but that I walk by a lot. Since I see it, I use it. Would recommend.

>Rating: 4

Does the job

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

It's a solid hangboard. It has a decent variety of edges, there are some varying pockets, a couple different slopers, and the obvious jugs along the top. One thing that would be nice is a pinch, or two.

>Rating: 2

Color Issues....

Ignore the rating. Ordered the green on white last week and was super stoked to get it in and start using it. When it got here, I started opening it like a kid on Christmas. Only to find that the wrong color was sent. It was green swirl on green. Not even a color option! So that was a bummer. I called to explain the situation and the costumer service was spot on! Guy had me another sent out the next day. After waiting for more then a week now for the right board, it finally came in. You can probably guess where I'm going with this by now. Yep, same color. I thought for a moment ''maybe this is my colorblindness coming into play'' but its not. I got a few opinions just to make sure. Now normally I wouldn't care, hey its just a color. But spending 75bucks on it to be the wrong color and not even one of the options. Any of the three options above would have been just fine. Not cool. Hopefully this gets resolved. If you order one just know its a toss up with colors.

>Rating: 5

Cliffhanger.

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Toss up between the Trango and the Metolius. Both great. Gonna be like iron monkey in a couple months with this thing.

>Rating: 5

Practice, practice, practice!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Amazing training board! When I first opened it, I was a bit skeptical of the weight and made out of Polyster resin. Although I picked it up and wow it was durable! The thing was awesome. I set it up with the Metolius wood board, that Backcountry also sells, but I gave it a twist. I found a DIY on putting up the hang board on a pull-up bar that hands in the doorway. Which helps because it's practically portable and easily accessible! Though when I do use this, two things do happen: 1) There is a white film that comes off the board when I use it. Though it makes sense, a new board and still fresh powder from creating this product. BUT: 2) When that film does come off the fingers, there leaves a weird residue which makes the board somewhat slippery. Of course the solution is to use chalk when you us the board. Although I was expecting the material wouldn't have that happen, but it makes sense why it does. It's a climbing training board! Overall great board and it's a fantastic trainer with all of its holds. *I will add photo when I have it taken and uploaded*

>Rating: 4

Great Training Board

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This hang board has proved itself for a couple of seasons now. Taking my climbing to the next level and helping me feel for confident in my onsight attempts. There are lighter and smaller options out there, if having the space and means to hang this beast is an issue. If this is a start to your home training room this is a must have!

>Rating: 5

Sending temps are coming!

If you a)live with other climbers who'll split the cost, b) have a ridiculous commute to the gym, or c) know you don't get enough time working your grip on real rock enough- you need this board at home.

>Rating: 5

Instant street cred

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Hung this up in our household of climbers; we use it all the time. Nice variety of holds; you can dead hang and you can campus, do off-set pull ups, frenchies, etc. Grippy finish is nice for maintaining callouses.

Thanks for the review Laura! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

>Rating: 5

Excellent Board

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

this thing hurt like hell the first few times i used it but after building up some manly calluses i have really begun to see some real improvement in my finger strength. recommend this board for any climber or wanna be climber that cant get to the gym very often.

>Rating: 5

Awesome

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I absolutely love this product, all the grips are great and I use them all. I have no complaints

>Rating: 5

Works great

Got this a few weeks back and I definitely already feel stronger. I work unpredictable hours and live near a gym that has short hours, so training during the week can be tough. This allows me do some quick training as I walk by or an organized workout when I cant make it to the gym or crag. Like other have said, beginners beware a lot of folks mess up their fingers on these. Stick to the big holds until you can make the suggested progression and you should be good!

>Rating: 5

Amazing training board

The Metolius simulator 3D training board was easy to install, if you are going to put it above a door or walkway you will have to purchase an additional board. Backcountry does offer one with the board for only a little more, which would totally be worth it. When installing, make sure you have at least 3 to 4 studs that you can drill into to make sure it is securely on the wall. Grips feel great, perfect for training at home! Exactly what I needed!

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Do you have any issues with head room? My mounting dimensions look similar so I'm debating between this and the project version. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks!

>Rating: 5

Awesome Board!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Lots of variety on this board! It offers lots of options to perform a variety of strength training exercises. Setup is a piece of cake and the end result looks great! Awesome tool for any climber!

Lots
>Rating: 5

Your fingers are toast

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I did have some difficulty installing the Simulator in my studio apartment and ended up drilling it into a 2" piece of pine above a metal rail, but once I overcame that obstacle my training was on path for a massive improvement! This hang board, along with regular climbing in a gym, has helped me jump a grade leading outdoors. I highly recommend it especially as an add-on to climbing days to get an extra training session for your fingers. Make sure to warm up!

>Rating: 5

Awesome but beginners beware!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The hang board has improved my climbing ten hold. Installing was simple. I had never used a hang board prior to buying this one. Hang board training is something you have to build up. I injured some fingers by not warming up properly and over reaching my abilities. Just read up on hand board techniques before starting and you should be fine.

I concur, what Matthew speaks of is sage advice for beginners, be sure to thoroughly warm up and not over do it!

>Rating: 5

Feel the burn

All in all, a home-run product. I picked one up a few weeks ago and find myself using it almost every day. Will definitely improve your grip and confidence, while building up some muscle. Super easy to install, but as previous reviewers have mentioned, have your plywood cutout ready if you plan to install over a door frame.

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How many pounds is this product?

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What are the major dimensions of this hangboard?

Width: 28 inches (711mm) Height: 8.75 inches (222mm) Jared D. Expert Gearhead 800.409.4502 ext 4055 jdowns@backcountry.com

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Hey all, What is the difference between...

Hey all, What is the difference between this board, the Metolius Project Board, and the Metolius Contact Board?

The difference between the three are options. The Project is the simplest with only the two jugs, limited slopers, and only the two rows of crimpers this one is pretty basic but might be all you need ( I have this one at home. The Simulator is a step up with the added jug and added row of of crimpers it gives your more options and hand positions to up your game and tone those muscles (we have this one set up here in the office at BC). And the Contact board is yet another step up with even more options and another difficulty level of crimpers. Also, the varying positions on the side really help develop those lats (this one is set up at the gym).

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Could someone please explain the difference...

Could someone please explain the difference between this training board and the Metolius Contact Board? Also, which training board would you recommend?

It's just s different assortment of holds. This one has those big jugs on the top that the Contact doesn't, but the Contact has big pinches down low that this one doesn't have. Overall, the Contact is a more difficult board in terms of holds, so it depends on your current skill/strength. Hope that helps.

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Does anyone know the sizes of the...

Does anyone know the sizes of the edges/pockets, i.e. 3/4' etc

The board is 28'' by 8.75'' if that is what you are looking for.

Thanks but no, I am asking how deep the edges are. Example - there is a diagram here for a slightly different board: http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/training_giude_simulator.html Can't find one for this exact board though.

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Can you paint it?

Can you paint it?

Maybe with the right paint, but most paint will mess up the texture and hurt metolius' feelings.

I wouldn't paint it. It will likely chip off but worse still, the texture will be compromised in a major way.

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I am wanting to get a finger board but I...

I am wanting to get a finger board but I don't have room to put it in my house. Can it be left outside, or will the elements damage it? And/Or should I fabricate some form of quick attachment so i can put it up and take it down as needed?

If it's not exposed to direct sunlight most of the time I think you would be fine. I have a friend with an outdoor "climbing wall" and the holds are probably the same material, and its fine. The sun might fade the color and speed up deterioration of the plastic. As far as some sort of quick attachment, that would be cool. But it might cut down on how often you use it... And I can only imagine having to take it down in the winter?

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What hardware does this come with? Im...

What hardware does this come with? Im looking to install this in a bedroom

Yes it comes with hardware. There is a schematic in the instructions showing you how to install it. The instructions call for a 3/4 plywood backing to sinking it into the framing members of your home. I believe the screws are 3 inches.

The hangboard comes with 8 screws to attach the hangboard to a 3/4" plywood backing (3/4" plywood back board needs to be attached to the framing members or studs of your house and is not included). Of the 8 Screws, 3 of them are about 2" long, 3 of them are about 2 1/2" long, and 2 are about 3" long. Since the screw placements are seated at different depths in the board, and there is a curvature to the board itself which adds to the depth, you'll have to go through a bit of trial and error to figure out which sized screws are meant for which of the 8 holes.

Has anyone tried putting a backing board and some C-Clamps to hold above the doorframe. Also a backing board on the backside of the doorframe for the C-Clamp to compress. I live in a rented place so I don't want a permanent fixture.

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hello, I'm wondering about how much does...

hello, I'm wondering about how much does this board weight?

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Does anyone know the dimensions of this...

Does anyone know the dimensions of this board? Does it fit above a standard door frame with enough height clearance for pull ups?

Here's the dimensions: 28" x 8.75" (711 mm x 222 mm) This will fit above a standard sized door. You will need to look at how much space you have above the frame to the roof of your living area (i.e.: double volume or normal volume roof) in order to determine how high you could do your pull ups

I have this board, and with a standard 8 ft ceiling, there is no way to use it over a doorway to do pullups. I had to take mine to the garage and hang it from the rafters in order to really be able to use it the way its intended. Hope that helps!

I extended the 3/4" backboard about 8-10 inches below the top of my doorframe. So now the hangboard sits just above head level and I can do full extension pull ups well above the board with no issues whatsoever. . Tall people may have an issue with this suggestion. I'm about 5'11" and I'm maybe 2-3 inches from hitting my head on the hangboard when walking through the doorway. I used 2 extra sections I cut off the 3/4" backboard I had to act as a buffer so the board doesn't sit right on the doorframe. The backboard ended up being 21"x48" before I set it into the studs so I could screw some extra holds in later. OH! AND I can still close the door just fine!

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my 21 yr old has mentioned to his sister...

my 21 yr old has mentioned to his sister that he wants a finger board. he has been climbing for about a yr both indoor and actual climbs. which do you reccomend i purchase for a christmas gift?

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