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jnowis · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2008 · Points: 35

What are the dimensions of your woody; either your erected woody or the space you anticipate to be occupied/filled by a woody? Alright, I got the innuendos out the way…

In all seriousness, what is the maximum ceiling height and what is the widest available wall space you have or are willing to place a home climbing wall? Not looking for total space, just the largest section.

The largest wall in my basement I am willing to set aside for a wall:
8’9” tall
12’ wide

Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25

You can put up a useful woody with that space. I wish I could put up a 12x12 on a 20 degree angle, I just don't have the space.

jnowis · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2008 · Points: 35

Seth, I have this wall and three other walls that I can set aside for future woody. I have also built 4 or 5 other home wall over the past 15-years, but I've got a wild hair to develop a Moonboard designed to fit in the average American home wall space (see the thread linked below). I realize that this space alone would be a great home wall.

My bet is that 8'6" would be a good design height, but that is an assumption. At 8'6" you could fit it into a space as short as 8' by negligible shrinking the t-nut spacing. Thought I'd try and get a horribly bias sample to confirm my ideas.

Also, 12' wide is pretty wide, but not unheard of. The wider the wall, the more possibility for movement on a less-tall wall, but the number of holds would have to go up (compared to an 8-foot wide wall, the smallest I think is useful).

Moon Board Variations

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

I built this one in 2005 in the basement of a house I was renting. Ceiling was something like 7'6". I had a 1 inch gap between the top of the framing and the ceiling. The whole woody was a freestanding box with 2 sides paneled, 16 feet long and about 9 feet deep. It took up nearly the entire room, except for the bar/drinking area at one end.

I could've designed it better but it was more of an organic process.

Old home woody
Nathan Self · · Louisiana · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 90

I currently have 18ft wide and 12ft high, with the last 4 being roof. 2 feet of cracks right in the middle of the 18.

Previously had an 8x8. It was enough, but only bc i was very motivated.

Bport · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 63

7.5 ft tall, 8 ft wide 30 degrees off vertical. Too small imo

Luc Ried · · Batesville, AR · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 440

Mine is an 25' wide by 15' tall on a 25 degree angle next to a 4' wide campus board of the same height. I started with an 8' wide by 8' tall wall on a 35 degree angle, and it was fairly small for my liking. If I was to make another smaller wall I would either go with a moon board or make the whole thing a 45 degree wall. Good luck to you!

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