/ making a climbing wall
I'm guessing you're thinking of a free-standing wall? they're a bit trickier, you want to make sure you brace it correctly. Good luck though, i had a lot of fun making mine
Have ordered from both and customer service is excellent.
If considering painting. Beacon climbing sell stuff but is expensive. As is bendcrete. DIY option is to add builders sand to paint (actually add paint to sand to get right texture).
Sandex textured paint and DIY store options tend to be between £15 to £30.
Anti-slip paints are another option (which I'm going to try) and I'm using a company that has an 'eco' paint with 108 diff colours (if crap then I will add sand). They are called Ecos Organic Paints. Delivery is via Yodel (sometimes have issue with them) but excellent customer service and delivery was very quick (2 days)
Might be something similar to what you might intend unless it is a free standing vertical wall.
There's plenty of inspiration around on the web, but I've not seen a book on how to do it. Our self-standing wall was self designed, and you can get everything you need in a trip to B&Q (ok, so maybe not the holds).
Here's a vid... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl7e3bZCcMQ
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