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Jan 30, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: wall unfinnished
just put this up last week. now to try and learn the finer points of route setting.
Rock Climbing Photo: framework
framework


Rock Climbing Photo: fresh plywood
fresh plywood


Rock Climbing Photo: wall unfinished but setting a route anyways
wall unfinished but setting a route anyways


Rock Climbing Photo: climbing when I should be working
climbing when I should be working
Adam ant
Joined Jan 30, 2014
55 points
Jan 31, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Looking good Adam, nice and tall :) Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Joined Dec 30, 2006
3,992 points
Jan 31, 2014
@James
Sounds like you are going to do it!

A rolling base that supports a overhanging wall will need to have a lot of counterweight, or some temporary tie downs near the pool.

You could set some permanent footers by the pool that the wall would attach to. A fulcrum point and chain might work, but you will need a very stout/heavy anchor point.
TBlom
Joined Jun 29, 2004
426 points
Jan 31, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: wall unfinnished
Tavis Ricksecker wrote:
Looking good Adam, nice and tall :)


I was hoping it would be taller but that darn roof got it the way.
Adam ant
Joined Jan 30, 2014
55 points
Jan 31, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
" I love the smell of fresh plywood in the morning..smells like,,,,Victory"...And dam that roof, cut a hole in it and keep building !! Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,181 points
Jan 31, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: 60-20 degree break
60-20 degree break
Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Joined Dec 30, 2006
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Administrator
Feb 1, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
Travis, the beer is out of focus. Please retake the picture. ;-) Adam Stackhouse
Joined Jan 3, 2001
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Feb 1, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Right, Sir! Maybe it was me that was out of focus at that moment :) Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Joined Dec 30, 2006
3,992 points
Feb 2, 2014
progress so far on my buddies wall.
A little more blocking and we'll be ready for plywood. We found some decent 3/4" tongue-and-groove plywood that had a nicer finished face.

50 degree wall and `75-30 degree box.

Rock Climbing Photo: garagewall
garagewall



Rock Climbing Photo: garagewall2
garagewall2
TBlom
Joined Jun 29, 2004
426 points
Feb 2, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Tavis Ricksecker wrote:


Nice looking set up , massive sized place you will have. Reminds me of my first indoor built wall I did in a barn hayloft back in '89. Great angles.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,181 points
Feb 2, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Tevis, that's a cool little wall! Get that ply up and crank! :)

Woodchuck, thanks! It is a massive project indeed. Been working on it for about four weeks now, pretty much all my spare time. Just a few accessory panels to frame now and then we will be ready for lighting and the ply :)
Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Joined Dec 30, 2006
3,992 points
Feb 3, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: kirk
Tavis Ricksecker wrote:


What are your plans to floor an area that big? Looks amazing by the way.
Mile9
From Logan
Joined Jun 8, 2012
31 points
Feb 3, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Thanks man. As for the flooring, I really like the way Greg Stokes did his floor, so someday when I have the money I will put that in. His floor is 4" open cell foam topped with 2" closed cell foam topped with carpet. But I have 24'x24' so I think the total price tag for that floor would be $4000-$6000 or more. Until then just old crash pads and mattresses. Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Joined Dec 30, 2006
3,992 points
Feb 3, 2014
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos...

Anyone have ideas on how to incorporate slopers on this wall? The only thing I can come up with is volumes, which I hate and placing them along the left, vertical side for a traverse.
GhaMby
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
427 points
Feb 3, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Tavis Ricksecker wrote:
Tevis, that's a cool little wall! Get that ply up and crank! :) Woodchuck, thanks! It is a massive project indeed. Been working on it for about four weeks now, pretty much all my spare time. Just a few accessory panels to frame now and then we will be ready for lighting and the ply :)


I know the feeling,,all my evenings, weekends, and every cent of spare money I had went into my 78 ft wide, 26 ft high indoor wall back in '89-90. Massive job, tons of lumber, thousands of thousands of t-nuts drilled and pounded, and hundreds of holds to put up and try out. I loved every minute of it!!!
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,181 points
Feb 3, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Now THAT sounds legit. Roped climbing or bouldering or both? Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Joined Dec 30, 2006
3,992 points
Feb 3, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: "Native Rituals" at Diablo Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: The garage wall
The garage wall


This is the woody in our "garage". It looks impractical, since it juts outwards and looks like it consumes a lot of space, but there's a room behind it for gear storage so it actually turns out to be a good use of space. The wall is 12.5' high.
Amy Jordan
Joined Mar 17, 2007
227 points
Feb 3, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo:  VOTCD. Photo  by tylerroemer.com
Well I finally put one of these together... haven't put up all the holds yet. I have to put the plug in for the locals over here in Bend Oregon. Metolius STYLED me out. I have been using their stuff for years, and I cannot thank them enough for all that went into this wall, every whip onto my Monster rope in a SafeTech, and the hundreds of bails onto their crashpads. Hopefully now that I have this wall built, I can give the rest of their gear I have a break and actually send something! Stoke is HIGH!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: 12'x12' @ 35d
12'x12' @ 35d
Paul Trendler
From Bend, Oregon
Joined Sep 22, 2011
140 points
Feb 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: On the North America Wall in 1977.
12' X 12' and 35 degrees is perfect. It looks like you did the right thing and riddled it with T-nuts too.

I love Metolius too but check out Kingdom Holds, Atomik Climbing Holds, E-Grips, Kilter Climbing Grips and Detroit Rock Climbing Company for holds.
Mark Hudon
Joined Jul 27, 2009
323 points
Feb 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Buffsta
Amy Jordan wrote:
This is the woody in our "garage". It looks impractical, since it juts outwards and looks like it consumes a lot of space, but there's a room behind it for gear storage so it actually turns out to be a good use of space. The wall is 12.5' high.




i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm... so beautiful... so... majestic.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
374 points
Feb 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: BETA: For me, crux move was sticking the move to t...
DoesNotCare wrote:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos... Anyone have ideas on how to incorporate slopers on this wall? The only thing I can come up with is volumes, which I hate and placing them along the left, vertical side for a traverse.


I think you just covered your two options for using hard slopers for anything but feet on a wall that steep. Why do you hate volumes?
Drew Nevius
From Oklahoma
Joined Jun 27, 2012
881 points
Feb 5, 2014
Drew Nevius wrote:
I think you just covered your two options for using hard slopers for anything but feet on a wall that steep. Why do you hate volumes?


Volumes and large holds stick out from the wall and catch uncoordinated climbers elbows and knees! If I can find slopers that are only 4" wide then I would still need a 6" volume to use it.
GhaMby
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
427 points
Feb 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
DoesNotCare wrote:
Volumes and large holds stick out from the wall and catch uncoordinated climbers elbows and knees! If I can find slopers that are only 4" wide then I would still need a 6" volume to use it.


Agree a volume on a plain vertical wall is a hazard for falling and hitting,they work best (safest) on an overhanging route somewhere, so you can fall away from the obstacle..since many of them stick out easily over 8 to 12 inches in depth. No fun whacking your kneecap on a chunk of hardware as you head to the mats.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,181 points
Feb 5, 2014
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Agree a volume on a plain vertical wall is a hazard for falling and hitting,they work best (safest) on an overhanging route somewhere, so you can fall away from the obstacle..since many of them stick out easily over 8 to 12 inches in depth. No fun whacking your kneecap on a chunk of hardware as you head to the mats.



I think I'm just going to mount half a piece of PVC to the side of the wall and traverse up it, maybe not the coolest thing ever, but cheap and will get just as much use!
GhaMby
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
427 points
Feb 5, 2014
DoesNotCare wrote:
I think I'm just going to mount half a piece of PVC to the side of the wall and traverse up it, maybe not the coolest thing ever, but cheap and will get just as much use!


I did that on my wall, which is a bit more overhung than yours, and the PVC is much more of a jug than I expected. It is a great feature, but certainly won't train slopers.

I'm also gangly and uncoordinated, and have a couple small volumes that I mount up high on my wall so I can't do too much damage to my knees and elbows. Definitely worth it for adding slopers to steeper wall. Atomik and Detroit Rock company make small volumes that are well priced.
Joe Kreidel
From San Anyonio, TX
Joined Dec 29, 2007
1,640 points


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