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Feb 12, 2011
Finally have the woody up and started setting problems. Woo!


Rock Climbing Photo: The new back yard wall.
The new back yard wall.
kachoong
From Atlanta, GA
Joined Jan 22, 2010
70 points
Feb 12, 2011
Looks nice. Are the green holds a route? I use color of holds for making routes on my walls. Same make and model for texture and design continuity throughout the climb. That way it mimics a real route on same stone all the way.
4 ft. panels I presume? Looks great.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Feb 12, 2011
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Looks nice. Are the green holds a route? I use color of holds for making routes on my walls. Same make and model for texture and design continuity throughout the climb. That way it mimics a real route on same stone all the way. 4 ft. panels I presume? Looks great.


Yeah, they kinda make a route. This was my first route, which I wanted to be a circuit for as close to ARC climbing that I make. I'm yet to top out with holds as I do not have sufficient padding so far (I just have one bouldering pad). I figure a fall with my hands at 12ft is enough for now. I ran out of green but kept the holds the same manufactuer and texture. Should be able to fit six or seven different problems with the holds I have (V0- to V2). And yeah, the panels are 4x8 each.
kachoong
From Atlanta, GA
Joined Jan 22, 2010
70 points
Jun 15, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: vert->15degree->30 degree->55 degree
vert->15degree->30 degree->55 degree


Rock Climbing Photo: 40 degree->vert
40 degree->vert

This is the current state of my garage wall. I built it in 3 installments, and now I'm pretty much out of room. It is about 32 feet wide total and bout 10.5 feet high. The only thing left is to connect the 40 degree wall with the vertical wall.
david quatro
Joined Feb 28, 2006
0 points
Jun 15, 2011
Wow! Looks like a pro'climbing gym layout. Good angles! Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Jun 16, 2011
great looking wall David. complete with parallettes I see :)

do you have a work bench on the back of the 40 degree wall?
Steven N
From CO
Joined Dec 26, 2004
15 points
Jun 16, 2011
Good eye on the parallettes. I haven't used those much lately, but my kids love to play on them. On the back of the 40 degree wall is a shelf for storage. I could use it as a work bench, though. david quatro
Joined Feb 28, 2006
0 points
Aug 25, 2011
Threw this one up in the living room over the last couple of weeks using the Metolius plans. Roof jugs to come soon. 40 degrees makes my forearms say please...

Rock Climbing Photo: Yep, its in my living room. My wife is pretty dope...
Yep, its in my living room. My wife is pretty dope for supporting this one...
Chris Horton
From Tucson AZ
Joined Jul 3, 2010
100 points
Aug 25, 2011
I just moved and had to leave my woodie behind. I think Im going the lazy mans route this time and getting one of these boulderboards



Should be good for HIT strips, systems holds, rock rings, and Ill figure out a way to still use my beastmakers on it. Collapses too!

(not affiliated)
Couloirman Schmiddy
From Providence, RI
Joined Jan 31, 2009
5 points
Aug 25, 2011
Mine has a flat screen :)

Rock Climbing Photo: Flat Screen
Flat Screen
John Bradbury
Joined Mar 16, 2007
55 points
Aug 25, 2011
Couloirman wrote:
I just moved and had to leave my woodie behind. I think Im going the lazy mans route this time and getting one of these boulderboards Should be good for HIT strips, systems holds, rock rings, and Ill figure out a way to still use my beastmakers on it. Collapses too! (not affiliated)


Damn for $800 you must be feeling pretty lazy.
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,695 points
Aug 25, 2011
I want to build a woodie so bad... too bad I'm broke. Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Joined Jul 11, 2008
3 points
Aug 29, 2011
Just finished it this weekend, though since I didn't realize that holds would take a while to get, its still pretty bare.

Its pretty much Metolius plans, but with a different design on the kickboard, plus a 24" roof. T-nuts on overlapping 8" grids.

Rock Climbing Photo: That second move is a doozy!
That second move is a doozy!


Rock Climbing Photo: Side view, 32d
Side view, 32d


Now if I just had some holds...
Matt Roberts
From Columbus, OH
Joined Mar 24, 2010
25 points
Aug 29, 2011
4 Sale! tons of lightly used holds here,, as my local gym closed and I'm now without a fun indoor place and with buckets of holds to spare. PM me for pics and what I've got to sell. Hundreds of holds, in color sets too. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Aug 29, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: It's got a 4x8 horizontal roof added and a lotta c...
It's got a 4x8 horizontal roof added and a lotta cushion on the floor. The back area makes for storage.
Brian Haugli
From Shrewsbury, MA
Joined Aug 10, 2011
85 points
Aug 29, 2011
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
4 Sale! tons of lightly used holds here,, as my local gym closed and I'm now without a fun indoor place and with buckets of holds to spare. PM me for pics and what I've got to sell. Hundreds of holds, in color sets too.


Pm'ed
Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Joined Dec 10, 2010
10 points
Aug 29, 2011
Matt Roberts wrote:
Just finished it this weekend, though since I didn't realize that holds would take a while to get, its still pretty bare. Its pretty much Metolius plans, but with a different design on the kickboard, plus a 24" roof. T-nuts on overlapping 8" grids. Now if I just had some holds...


backcountry.com can get holds to you super fast for pretty cheap. Selection is limited but usually takes just 3 days to ship to Colorado.

So ill holds and Three ball climbing (plus some others) generally have all of their holds already made and they ship out fast too.

Awesome garage wall!
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,695 points
Aug 29, 2011
Another hint here: In pic shown, I'm guessing that lone hold is a great 'launcher' for dyno's. Be sure to back that t-nut up with a chunk of plywood like 5" by 5", a washer and extra nut. A couple years ago a big dude blew the hold right off the dyno wall at the Red River Gorge Rocktober'fest event. A t-nut can only take so many hard pulls on a steep board. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Aug 29, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: My HIT strips setup
My HIT strips setup
Hamlet73
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 30, 2007
135 points
Administrator
Aug 29, 2011
You're gonna want to make that way steeper. I think the spec in hit strips is 55 deg (ie steeper than 45 degrees). Otherwise looks great! Monomaniac
From Morrison, CO
Joined Oct 26, 2006
16,590 points
Oct 21, 2011
Starting construction next week. My only question is the installation of the t-nuts: how big a hole do you drill? do you really just hammer them in?

anybody got any tips?
tks
From Boston, MA
Joined Aug 4, 2009
0 points
Oct 21, 2011
I had the same question when I built mine. Get one of these:

7/16 Forstner

The spade type bit will work too, but the whole will not be nearly as clean and if you're as stupid as I am, you'll impale yourself with a 3'' wood sliver while cleaning off the back of the plywood.:

doitbest.com/main.aspx?pageid=...

Yes, you just hammer them in, make sure they're straight. It is loud and tedious as hell.
Chris Horton
From Tucson AZ
Joined Jul 3, 2010
100 points
Oct 21, 2011
tks wrote:
Starting construction next week. My only question is the installation of the t-nuts: how big a hole do you drill? do you really just hammer them in? anybody got any tips?



they're a little more expensive, but you can get screw-in t-nuts. I have a mix of both, and have to say the ease of placing the screw ins make them worth the extra $$, IMO.
Seth Derr
From harrisburg, pa
Joined Apr 19, 2010
1,825 points
Oct 21, 2011
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,695 points
Oct 21, 2011
Monomaniac wrote:
You're gonna want to make that way steeper. I think the spec in hit strips is 55 deg (ie steeper than 45 degrees). Otherwise looks great!



Yeah I have been needing to increase the angle since I built it. Currently it is about 37 degrees. ;(

That has taught me that eyeballing it, might not always work. ;)
Hamlet73
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 30, 2007
135 points


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