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How to make a Pikler triangle ramp – with PDF plans!

Want to add a wooden ramp to your Pikler triangle or climbing arch? Here is how to build a DIY wooden climbing wall style ramp!

We absolutely love our Pikler Triangle and Climbing and Rocking Arch. They are super fun climbing toys for toddlers if you have the space for them.

One of the best parts of the Pikler climber set up is the ramp or climbing wall.

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It’s very easy to build and adds a whole other layer of fun to your climbing set up.

You can build a climbing ramp alongside your homemade Pikler, or build one to pair with your existing purchased Pikler!

DIY Pikler Triangle - Charleston Crafted

How to build a Pikler Ramp Climbing Wall

Supplies needed:

Tools needed:

Final shot of Pikler triangle climbing wall

Steps to build a Pikler ramp:

  1. Router the edge of your 2’x4′ plywood for a rounded edge.
  2. Sand plywood heavily so it is smooth enough for a baby!
  3. Use a jigsaw to cut out grip-shaped cut outs from 1/2″ plywood. Sand smooth.
  4. Paint or stain grip cut outs.
  5. Pre-drill 2 countersunk pilot holes in each grip cut out.
  6. Attach grip cut outs to plywood as desired.
  7. Attach two 1′ 2″x2″ boards to the top back of the ramp spaced for your pikler’s dowel to fit in between.
  8. Seal as desired.

**Be sure that the width of your ramp will fit on the inside with of your Pikler triangle or arch – measure to be sure! Sizes vary.

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What are the benefits of a Pikler Triangle?

Pikler triangles help babies and toddlers grow to be more confident, learn to climb safely, and develop fine motor skills. Read all about the benefits of a Pikler Triangle!

A Pikler pairs really well with a Nugget kid’s couch! Read our Nugget Comfort review!

Here are my favorite indoor climbing toddler toys!

How do I build a Pikler Triangle or Climbing Arch from scratch?

We have complete instructions + PDF printable plans to help you! Here is how to build a foldable Pikler Triangle and how to build a Pikler Climbing Arch.

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Yield: 1 climbing ramp

How to build a pikler climbing ramp

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Medium
Estimated Cost: $10-50

Want to add a climbing ramp to your pikler triangle or climbing arch? Here is a super simple tutorial on how to build one!

Materials

  • (1) 2’x4′ 3/4″ plywood (whole sheet)
  • (1) 2’x2′ 1/2″ plywood for grip cut outs (can be scrap or smaller pieces)
  • (2) 1’x2″x2″ boards
  • Paint/stain/sealant of choice – outdoor if you will keep it outside
  • 3/4″ wood screws

Tools

  • Jigsaw or Scroll Saw
  • Palm router
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Countersink drill bit

Instructions

  1. Router the edge of your 2’x4′ plywood for a rounded edge.
  2. Sand plywood heavily so it is smooth enough for a baby!
  3. Use a jigsaw to cut out grip-shaped cut outs from 1/2″ plywood. Sand smooth.
  4. Paint or stain grip cut outs.
  5. Pre-drill 2 countersunk pilot holes in each grip cut out.
  6. Attach grip cut outs to plywood as desired.
  7. Attach two 1′ 2″x2″ boards to the top back of the ramp spaced for your pikler’s dowel to fit in between.
  8. Seal as desired.

Notes

Be sure that the overall width of your ramp is narrow enough to fit on your ramp or climber!

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