What does your Woody look like???


Genghis314 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 10

A group of us at a deployed location found an old empty Conex box and enough wood laying around to build a decent little woody inside the Conex box. With a few split unit A/C units and a few boxes of holds we've got a pretty decent bouldering area in the land of sand.

Woody in a box

Woody in a box 2

Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110
Genghis314 wrote:A group of us at a deployed location found an old empty Conex box and enough wood laying around to build a decent little woody inside the Conex box. With a few split unit A/C units and a few boxes of holds we've got a pretty decent bouldering area in the land of sand.
Nice job! I sent a box of holds to Afghanistan several years ago that got used on a night vision climbing wall there. Was very cool to see.
Michael Dickinson · · Park City, ut · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0
Darren Mabe wrote:Crackboard back in business:
As I am just starting to build my trad rack, are passive pieces difficult to remove from the 2x4 cracks?
Kenny Clark · · State College, PA · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 130

I just finished framing my wall. Now I just need to put the T-nuts in the plywood, and put the plywood on the framing. I have a question though, and I couldn't find the answer in the forums, so I thought I'd post here.

A little background:
I have an outdoor wall under my new deck. I don't really want to paint it if I don't have to though (maybe I'm just being lazy....). I've heard about the golf tees, and that doesn't really sound ideal, so if I need to do it, I want to do it before I put in the T-nuts, which will be soon.

Has anyone not painted their outdoor woody and later regretted it? I have some leftover stain from the deck; has anyone stained their plywood? Were you happy with the results?

Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905

Wood kept outside needs to be sealed. Even the pressure-treated stuff will rot and warp with freeze-thaw cycles. Definitely paint/stain before installing the t-nuts, but after you've drilled the holes so you cover the sparring you get from drilling.
My last wall was outside. I used an old trick from art school by mixing in granite dust (usually free from a headstone shop) to the paint, added a nice bit of grip to the wall surface. Assuming you can get behind it, plumbers putty is the best way to plug the t-nuts for painting; you push the plugs out from behind.

Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110

...or paint all the boards before you drill all the t-nut holes. Easier than packing and cleaning them out later. My outdoor wall has had only 2 boards partially rot out after 16 years in the yard. That's with rain and snow, cold and heat on it. Repaint about every third year so there is a good 'waterproof' coating over the boards.

Kevin Stricker · · Evergreen, CO · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 575

There is no reason to paint your wall, ACX plywood is exterior rated. I would attempt to waterproof the back side. Either by applying a dry decking product to the under side of your deck or acrylic roofing panels to the back/top side of the wall. Worst case, tack a tarp to the back side. I am assuming you have at least a slightly overhanging wall.

Couloirman Schmiddy · · Providence, RI · Joined Jan 2009 · Points: 20

Had to really switch up my setup. I'm rocking the "Blank Slate Slim" right now with a Beastmaker 1000. LOVE IT! I like the Beastmaker 2000 more but there's not enough for me to warm up on on that board so the 1000 is on there for now. No holes in the wall, take it down when I want, mostly stable once you get used to it. I can't do forceful quick pull ups on it or it flexes enough to make me scared, but dead hangs and slow controlled pull ups are no problem. I highly recommend Blank Slate if you want an easy hangboard setup, and don't want to damage the walls. No affiliation, I pay full price for everything, just a happy user sharing a good product.

EDIT: I dont know what happened to the pic, it is upright on my computer, why is it sideways here? Oh well, you get the idea.

Blank Slate Slime/Beastmaker 1000

coldatom · · Cambridge, MA · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 70

Scott, I don't see any problems at the adjustable joint. My hinge set up is a little different than yours. I use 4 door hinges, and they are attached in the plane perpendicular to the wall so that the hinge is fully closed when the wall is completely vertical.

Scott Gardiner wrote:coldatom, i made a similar wall awhile back that is adjustable. how is yours holding up at the base of the adjustable portion of the wall?
Steve M · · MN · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 105
My woody
Finally finished tonight!
Andy Librande · · Denver, CO · Joined Nov 2005 · Points: 1,865
Kenny Clark wrote: Has anyone not painted their outdoor woody and later regretted it? I have some leftover stain from the deck; has anyone stained their plywood? Were you happy with the results?
Yes, but it seems to work.

My woody has been in my backyard for 4 yrs now. 2 yrs ago I put house siding sheets on the backside of it and wished I did that early. That has stopped almost all of the decay/warping that was present before. The siding is great as almost all moisture runs right off of it.

Living in Colorado is pretty dry, however when it snowed it would sit in-between the beams and soak right through the wood which has really damaged the plywood with the t-nuts. My upright supports have warped but I was expecting that and I put new ones on recently and added additional strength to them. Surprisingly the 2x4's have held up pretty well considering it has been four years.

I think the siding is more effective then just paint, however if I was to do it again the paint/sealant is necessary for the long-term. Also I have had success spray-painting with t-nuts installed with minimal issues. However if you have doing any type of latex paint you can't do that over t-nuts as that will fill the holes.

Here is a link to show the exposed sections of my wall and you can see all of the leaves + other junk that collects in them: andylibrande.com/homeclimbi...
Bill Sacks · · Sacramento, CA · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 395






ryan albery · · van world · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 290

A friend of mine built a rad house with a big cantilevered porch:

great design!

So I made a cool swing:

Swing

And then added some slings for leading across the overhang, 30' up and 60' across, solid 5.11 and super pumpy.

traverse

I'd add some climbing pictures, but last night and some whizisky had me take a 20'er and dank into a post, darn knee and noggin aren't feeling it right now.

If one were so inclined towards bolting on holds (or 2x4s), there would easily be 20 some pitches on the outside of his house, and there's a 60' route inside, from the sunk in basement, up an overhanging suspended staircase and to the top of the dormer leading to the porch. The nearest town is 30 miles away, such a cool house!

E's homestead

Doug Lintz · · Kearney, NE · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 1,065

The latest section is done. I still need to add a panel on the top of the right-hand part of the wall for actual topouts. Around 400 square feet right now.

Next up is either a steep slab panel on the right (where the ladder is leaning) or begin a steep cave section up in the loft.

Latest expansion of the woody

dnoB ekiM · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 2,560

Endurance and Power Endurance via Treadwall:

TreadWall
Kore


Power via Eva Lopez Transgression Hangboard:

Transgression

Doug Lintz · · Kearney, NE · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 1,065

Added a slightly overhanging panel above the doorway and hangboard. Now over 400 sq. feet. It gets cold in the barn but the last week has been nice enough to open the big door and let some sun in. I wish it would last.

Latest pic

WilInBris · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 25

Got made redundant, bored at home, so threw this together.....

some wood, a drill, some screws and a couple of hours

Kevin Hilgert · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 5
WilInBris wrote:Got made redundant, bored at home, so threw this together.....
It reminds me of somebody that I used to know...

;) Nice job!
Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110
ryan albery wrote:A friend of mine built a rad house with a big cantilevered porch: So I made a cool swing: And then added some slings for leading across the overhang, 30' up and 60' across, solid 5.11 and super pumpy. I'd add some climbing pictures, but last night and some whizisky had me take a 20'er and dank into a post, darn knee and noggin aren't feeling it right now. If one were so inclined towards bolting on holds (or 2x4s), there would easily be 20 some pitches on the outside of his house, and there's a 60' route inside, from the sunk in basement, up an overhanging suspended staircase and to the top of the dormer leading to the porch. The nearest town is 30 miles away, such a cool house!
This place would be my dream retirement kind of place to live.....Awesome job!
Luke Wilken · · Cincinnati, OH · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 20

So the basement bouldering wall is getting there, tough to find time between school and work, but coming along nicely! Wasn't sure what to do with the little awkward connecting section and decided to leave an open hole in the middle for some unique moves.

Ledge, Undercling, or layback a huge footjam!

Progress?

Still need to order some holds

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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