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By Gina.Miah
Feb 27, 2013

I have a single car garage I want to build a woody in. My idea is to build an adjustable one so i can set it to vertical when i want the car in. Anyone have any experience with this / pictures?
I've though of chains to adjust the angle but how have people attached the bottom of it to the floor / kickboard?

Thanks!


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By frankstoneline
Feb 27, 2013

Do you want to be able to change the angle, or just fold it up?
Seems like you could build the kicker with an angled top, and hinge the bottom of the wall. then when it was folded out the bottom would rest along the top of the kicker and the top would be suspended by the chains?


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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Feb 27, 2013
modern man

I love the hinges on the bottom I have done in the past. Chains are the way to go, mark the links on both sides so you always know which two links to clip into and put the chains at an angle so they oppose each other or the wall can get a little shaky.


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By Gina.Miah
Feb 27, 2013

Adjustable angle might be fun but mostly i want to be able to set it vertical so the garage can still be used as a garage.
I'm thinking hinges and chains is the way to go.
So attach the frame boards to the kicker with hinges?


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By frankstoneline
Feb 27, 2013

Gina.Miah wrote:
Adjustable angle might be fun but mostly i want to be able to set it vertical so the garage can still be used as a garage. I'm thinking hinges and chains is the way to go. So attach the frame boards to the kicker with hinges?


Thats what I'd do, maybe look into some beefy hinges. if you build the kicker right they will support most of the downward force and the hinges just have to hold the wall in place.


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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Feb 27, 2013
modern man

and just to get this off my chest- my woody always seems to be in the same position no matter what I do. sometimes when others pull on my woody it moves a bit but always ends back up in the same place!


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By Jeff J
From Bozeman
Feb 28, 2013

I am thinking. . .
bolt a couple of hinges to the ground, close to a wall. attache your woody to that. then at the top use an small electric hinch/hoist and a pully(ies). You can raise/lower your woody with just a toutch of a button.


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By frankstoneline
Feb 28, 2013

TRmasta wrote:
and just to get this off my chest- my woody always seems to be in the same position no matter what I do. sometimes when others pull on my woody it moves a bit but always ends back up in the same place!


BONERJOKES!


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By coldatom
From Cambridge, MA
Feb 28, 2013
Jurassic Park

I built one in my backyard.
Link


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By Gina.Miah
Feb 28, 2013

coldatom wrote:
I built one in my backyard. Link


Thank you! Exactly what i was looking for.


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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Feb 28, 2013
CoR

There is no need to bolt it to the floor assuming it fits right against the garage wall. Chains at the top connected with eye bolts to both walls. You can use a carabiner or quick link to hold it vertically or partway extended.


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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Feb 28, 2013
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.

Gina.Miah wrote:
I have a single car garage I want to build a woody in. My idea is to build an adjustable one so i can set it to vertical when i want the car in. Anyone have any experience with this / pictures? I've though of chains to adjust the angle but how have people attached the bottom of it to the floor / kickboard? Thanks!


What are the dimensions of the garage/climbing wall and what angle do you want the wall and how much room is already in there for the car?

I am just not sure that you will really be saving much space and it might be easier and more practical to build a solid wall. Unless you are scarping for a foot or two of space.

Example:

20 degree wall @ 15 ft vertical tall will overhang by 5.5ft at the top, so at halfway or so (6-7 ft) up it is sticking out a little more then ~2ft. And I would assume the front height of the car is ~4 ft and at that height the wall will only be about 18" sticking out.

30 degree wall @ 15 ft would overhang by 8.5ft which at halfway up means 3-4 ft so much more space taken-up with the steeper walls.

So unless it is crazy tight in the garage you may be ok with keeping it in there and not worry about adjustments.


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By coldatom
From Cambridge, MA
Mar 1, 2013
Jurassic Park

I agree with Andy, that you're probably not saving much space.
However, the adjustable angle makes it much more versatile. If you're training (system board style) you will likely find at a fixed angle that certain holds are way too easy/hard. This lets you set one angle for crimps, another for pinches, etc, and to tweak it as you progress.

For setting, it's great b/c you can set moves at a shallow angle that are in your comfort zone, then make it a little steeper so it's now a challenge.


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