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By Brandon H - SC
From Jackson SC
Jun 18, 2013
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Woodchuck ATC wrote:
My wall is also outside and the hold stay up all year round. Weather, especially direct sun and heat have taken a toll on the plastics and fibers of holds. They have become really rugged and sharp, painful on the fingers, so they need to be sanded down a bit to keep them finger friendly for sure. I just can't take them all off in the winter anymore, some are frozen in place with rusted out t-nuts after years in same spot. I'm just lucky I haven't had more panels rot out in the weather after 18 years in place out there!!


yeah I may sand a couple that area abit rough like the gorilla up top. Luckily I get very little sun on the holds. It is hot here in SC so I built the wall where it forms shade the majority of the day.


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By Sys Ex
From Lake Forest, CA
Jun 18, 2013

divnamite wrote:
Scroll down and see the How To Paint section. atomikclimbingholds.com/build-a-climbing-wall#HTSWW2


tyvm!


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By Colin Parker
Administrator
From Idyllwild, CA
Jun 25, 2013
Bouldering in Joshua Tree

Just finished 'The Rainbow' tonight. This thing has seven cracks (one for each color of the rainbow) from tips to fists and seven different increasingly difficult foothold combinations (one for each color of the rainbow), thus 49 crack problems, as well as four boulder problems. It's 18 feet tall and you finish by grabbing a big heart-shaped jug. Schwizzle.


The Rainbow.
The Rainbow.


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By Elfer
Aug 8, 2013

So I finally went ahead and built the wall. 75" wide, 8 ft of climbing surface at 40 degrees from vertical, plus a 1-ft kickboard.

I have a question about the bolted joints. I currently have the wall connected to the vertical supports using a 1/2" carriage bolt on each side. Is this a strong enough connection, or should I beef it up for more shear strength?

Home bouldering wall
Home bouldering wall


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By Woodchuck ATC
Aug 8, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Colin Parker wrote:
Just finished 'The Rainbow' tonight. This thing has seven cracks (one for each color of the rainbow) from tips to fists and seven different increasingly difficult foothold combinations (one for each color of the rainbow), thus 49 crack problems, as well as four boulder problems. It's 18 feet tall and you finish by grabbing a big heart-shaped jug. Schwizzle.



I think that's the best crack system I've ever seen on a home wall. Very nice, and the colors make it even better. My pic is of old home wall, getting some action this afternoon with some friends. Mid 70s' wonderful day to climb.

Cindy heading for steep finish.
Cindy heading for steep finish.


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By Elfer
Aug 8, 2013

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
I think that's the best crack system I've ever seen on a home wall. Very nice, and the colors make it even better. My pic is of old home wall, getting some action this afternoon with some friends. Mid 70s' wonderful day to climb.


Where the heck is that crazy face hold from?


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By Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Aug 9, 2013
Destroyer of popcorn

Cool weather has allowed for some nice evening sessions with the big door open in my barn.
Warming up


Dyno challenges to end the night


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By Luke Douglas
Aug 9, 2013
Lot's of hippie love to all!

A few cracks and a few angles.
A few cracks and a few angles.

12 feet tall and about 700 feet of climbing surface.


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By Will McKay
Aug 23, 2013

Just finished this new indoor climbing room, still in high school and didn't have much of a budget so it was built completely by my self and came completely out of my pocket. Total surface (on the inside is) is 170 Feet, but planing on adding the a 45 wall on the left outside wall and a 35 wall on the front outside wall. Three walls that are each 10ft by 5ft and a small overhanging wall that is 4ft by 5ft!


V3 The Dragon
V3 The Dragon



More holds now
More holds now


Side shot
Side shot



Hanger
Hanger


Full view, more holds are on now
Full view, more holds are on now


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Aug 23, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

Colin Parker wrote:
Just finished 'The Rainbow' tonight. This thing has seven cracks (one for each color of the rainbow) from tips to fists and seven different increasingly difficult foothold combinations (one for each color of the rainbow), thus 49 crack problems, as well as four boulder problems. It's 18 feet tall and you finish by grabbing a big heart-shaped jug. Schwizzle.


I understand that rainbows must follow the ROY G BIV convention, but I might have colored the cracks to correspond to c4 sizes.

Either way, that is so awesome and I'm jealous. Nice work!


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By Aturboford
Sep 8, 2013

Here's my home wall. 20ish degrees overhanging with a ratty fingers corner crack, an adjustable crack on the right side and now a roof crack machine that goes from 3/4" to 4.5".

New adjustable crack. from 3/4" to 4.5" and from 60 degrees overhanging to dead horizontal
New adjustable crack. from 3/4" to 4.5" and from 60 degrees overhanging to dead horizontal


Hanging Crack
Hanging Crack


My Home wall. both walls are around 20ish degrees ans there is a ratty fingers crack in the corner. I have 2 triangular volumes that get moved around quite a bit to change up the shape of the wall.
My Home wall. both walls are around 20ish degrees ans there is a ratty fingers crack in the corner. I have 2 triangular volumes that get moved around quite a bit to change up the shape of the wall.


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By Jason4
Sep 17, 2013

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
?? I still don't get it. 1400 mm is 1000mm = 1 meter, and 400 more which is .4 meter...Thus 1.4 meters is equal to 1400mm, not less. Still not sure what is being measured for the 1400 number. Height, width, what part is 1400mm. ?


You've got your metric conversion right, don't worry about that. 1400mm or 1.4m is about 55" and by my best guess I would say that is the depth of the horizontal part of the roof not the height and from the angle the picture is taken at it is difficult to estimate the width (considering width, height, and depth as from the climbers perspective standing at the bottom of the wall).


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By edehaven
Sep 17, 2013

Love this thread!
We just finished my woodie Sunday and have been setting and climbing since. I have a 40' covered driveway with half of it framed with a solid wooden cover, the other half an old aluminum roof so We built into the first half. 2x6 framing, with 4' of 5deg overhang to a horizontal roof at 9' tall. Then 4' more with the same 5deg wall but at 8ft has a 70deg roof 4' out to a horizontal roof. Then a small 4 foot low vertical wall and horizontal roof with a cutout for our livingroom window. That connects to the 4' wide 15 deg roof which goes up 5.5' to a 30deg overhang then a 4' long horizontal roof. So far we have set over 20 routes from V1 to V9 and more going up every day. We sunk 850 tee nuts and mixed that with a few bags of screw on jibs.
Still a work in progress as we are building some volumes and hopefully will add another 20' of wall later in the year. The constrains were that my Full size truck and car had to still be able to drive under the wall to get to my garage out back.

Night climbing
Night climbing


jibs and angles
jibs and angles


framing
framing


almost done
almost done


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By Jeffreaux
From SoVT
Sep 17, 2013

more early stages
more early stages

Early stages of my latest
Early stages of my latest


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By Redpoint
Sep 17, 2013
The Swirl in the Logo

Aturboford wrote:
Here's my home wall. 20ish degrees overhanging with a ratty fingers corner crack, an adjustable crack on the right side and now a roof crack machine that goes from 3/4" to 4.5".


How did you do your adjustable crack machine? Did you use the same system for the right side and the roof one?

Thanks


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By Aturboford
Sep 17, 2013

Redpoint wrote:
How did you do your adjustable crack machine? Did you use the same system for the right side and the roof one? Thanks


The crack machine is just 2 8ft 2x10s with 6 lag bolts running through them, the bolts are fixed on one side with nuts and loctite and the other side is adjustable by nuts and washers on each side that you spin to adjust. Its hanging on 4 eye bolts.. The one on the wall is much more primitive with different size spacer blocks I put in by removing the right side.


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By Drew Nevius
From Oklahoma
Sep 19, 2013
BETA: For me, crux move was sticking the move to the flake above these crimps

Here are a few pics from the 40 degree wall I built in my garage this summer. I put a wide hands crack between the two panels so the wall is just over 8ft wide and 8ft tall plus about 2ft of room at the bottom. I'll probably add a kicker there eventually. I also may add a roof section or 15 deg wall on the right.

Initial framing for the woody
Initial framing for the woody


40 degree woody complete
40 degree woody complete


Side view of woody
Side view of woody


Homemade wooden pinch hold
Homemade wooden pinch hold


Wooden volume
Wooden volume


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By Sdm1568
From Ca
Sep 19, 2013
Mt Whitney April

Drew about to build a similar wall... Did you feel the 2x6 foot provides enough support? 1/2" or 3/4" plywood for the panels? Same question if 1/2 was used is that rigid enough?


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By Drew Nevius
From Oklahoma
Sep 19, 2013
BETA: For me, crux move was sticking the move to the flake above these crimps

Sdm, I used a 2"x8"x10' board for the edge of each plywood sheet and 2"x6" boards in the middle and the wall is solid. You could maybe get away with all 2x6's, but the 2x8's are way better for the hand crack in the middle (a 2x6 wouldn't create a deep enough crack) and they also give you more room on each arÍte for screw on holds like I have. Depending on your wall angle, that's what I would recommend. If you build it less steep (say 20 deg?) you could use just 2x4's on the middle of each panel, but I would still use 2x8's for the arÍtes and a crack if you build one (though 2x6's would do)

I'm not sure Tnuts would work in 1/2" plywood - the middle of the nut might stick through the front of the hole and prevent you from tightening holds down. Either way, I would use 3/4" anywhere your hands may be when climbing (especially on walls > 10 or 15 deg) - you could maybe use 1/2" down low where starting feet if the tnuts aren't an issue.

Best of luck. A home wall is a ton of fun


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By Sdm1568
From Ca
Sep 19, 2013
Mt Whitney April

Thanks for the insight, you confirmed a lot of plans that I was considering. Also looking at doing a 20 deg and a 40 deg section with a roof portion. I have roughly 10'8" of ceiling height to work with.


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By KevinCO
From Loveland, CO
Sep 19, 2013

Crack simulator
Crack simulator


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By Colin Parker
Administrator
From Idyllwild, CA
Sep 19, 2013
Bouldering in Joshua Tree

Whoa KevinCO. Does it work?!? Can you make it fingers or is it hands only?


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By KevinCO
From Loveland, CO
Sep 19, 2013

Yea, I used all-thread. Because of the variation in thickness of the cultured stone, it is currently adjusted from mostly hands, to thin hands and one section of fists.


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By cbr
Sep 19, 2013

New and improved climbing wall.
New and improved climbing wall.



My new and improved wall. From left to right: dedicated ice training area, overhanging ledge, corner, 90 degree wall, horizontal ceiling, small chimney, overhanging wall. Let the climbing begin!


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Sep 19, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

KevinCO wrote:
Yea, I used all-thread. Because of the variation in thickness of the cultured stone, it is currently adjusted from mostly hands, to thin hands and one section of fists.


That's impressive.


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