Mount Hangboard on Doorway Pull Up Bar.

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Joel Allen · · La Crosse, WI · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 230

Anyone mind sharing the best ways they have found to mount their handboard on one of these? I can't mount mine directly to the wall.

Brendan Blanchard · · Boulder, CO · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 475

I'm not saying buy one, but maybe steal some trade secrets or get some ideas from these guys. Mostly just posting to show you're not the only one.

Tristan Mayfield · · SLC, UT · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 5

I'll try and add photos of mine tomorrow. It's awesome.

Curly kN · · Minneapolis, MN · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

I had the same problem as you, and ended up making a rig that uses bike hanging hooks. It sounds suspect I know, but it is super secure, and I have done several sessions without so much as a mark on my wall. I mounted the hangboard to a 2x10 that covered the width of my doorway, then screwed 5 to 6 bike rack hooks to the top of the 2x10. You can then use the pull up bar on its own or hang the board on the bar. The toughest part was drilling the holes for the bike rack so that it is perfectly flush with the wall when it hangs.

Hangboard set up

Andrew Peterson · · West Lebanon, NH · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 0

Not sure if it's the best way, but it's worked well for me. It is a little big and bulky though - although I wanted it that way so I had room to put some pinches and other holds on it along with a hangboard.

Hangboard Setup

It's currently set up in a dark closet so I couldn't get any good pictures of it now, but here's a picture from when I was making it.

sherb · · Loveland, Ohio & Wheat Ridg... · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 0

I did the bike hook thing also a few years ago (don't use right now). Only problem is, it hangs much lower than mounting it over the door frame, which is a reason why the Blank Slate ones might be better. Not a problem for me because I'm under 5 feet tall and have short arms. But no holes ... hmm not sure why those holes are above the door frame.

Hangboard without... I mean with holes in wall...

TaylorP · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

Hey I used this guide. betterclimberproject.wordpr...

The only difference is that I didn't drill into the metal, I just slide the hangboard in/out of the pull up bar each time. And I used 5 inch nipples instead of 4. Itw works really well. I have been using it for about a month.

Joel Allen · · La Crosse, WI · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 230

Thanks guys, these are some good ideas. My only concern with hanging it below the pull-up bar with hooks is that it seems like you would lose a lot of the levering action and it would put all the weight directly on the doorway trim boards. My cheap apartment has those sucky fake wood trim boards. Should I be worried about that or is it probably fine?

Curly kN · · Minneapolis, MN · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

My trim is only fastened with finishing nails and probably some glue and I haven't had a problem. You have to look at your door and make a judgement call though. I tested my door with just the pull up bar doing some swinging pull ups and jumping around and decided it would work. I have the same bar that you pictured, but I have heard that the bar that Ana showed above are more secure.

Tristan Mayfield · · SLC, UT · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 5

So I bought mine off a handy highschool kid. It's probably the best one I've ever seen. Not sketchy at all, very durable (some of those doorframe bars are kinda flimsy), and will be perfect if I can ever get a Bam Board on it!

The plywood itself is mounted to the bottom of the hangboard and also to two supports above that the kid welded onto it. That gives four points of support for the hangboard. He used "The Perfect Multigym" mount which you can find for about $30 or less and it has pullup bar grips out to the side so you can use it as a pullup bar if you want to avoid hangboard hold for whatever reason.



On the frame

TBlom · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2004 · Points: 95

People sure do put a lot of faith in their door casing!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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