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By Eamon Doyle
From La Canada, CA
May 4, 2012
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Hi all. I just stumbled across this cool in-home wall that doubles as art. It's certainly not as adaptable as a normal wall but is quite interesting. Pretty fancy and probably expensive.


www.fastcodesign.com/1669663/lunar-rethinks-rock-climbing-wa>>>


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By Addison
From Boulder, CO
May 4, 2012
me at eldo

from an art standpoint, that looks cool. but climbing wise that is so stupid.


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By Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
May 4, 2012

Interesting idea, but it probably would get boring quick for a climber. The holds being lit up is the coolest part, and that might be something that is worth while moving forward in a gym somehow. Agree with one of the comments on the article, that it is aesthetically pleasing, but more of a scalable sculpture than a climbing wall.


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By 1Eric Rhicard
May 4, 2012
It is a good sized roof. Photo: Jimbo

Love it! This is pretty cool even if it isn't that great for training. I would like to take some runs on it as like real climbs you can't judge them until you try them.

I really like that there are people out there thinking like this.


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By Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
May 4, 2012
Mathematical!

Too many jugs.


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By Leeroy
May 4, 2012

Neat idea but obviously if you can afford something like that you can afford to build another completely separate private gym that isn't an "eyesore". It's not nearly steep enough either.

Now, if one could adjust the angle AND it would continually rearrange the holds as it moved into the ground like a vertical tread mill then I'd say they are onto something. You should also be able to program in your own custom routes. Just think how kick ass it would be to set it up to give you 1000 ft of overhung splitter hands. That would be better than porn.


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By Eamon Doyle
From La Canada, CA
May 4, 2012
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I was thinking the awesomeness would go up quickly if there were replaceable panels or some other method of varying the terrain dynamically. Anyway, it certainly gives me some ideas when I'm in a position to put something like this in my own abode.

Eamon


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By Lee Green
May 18, 2012

Jeff Chrisler wrote:
Interesting idea, but it probably would get boring quick for a climber. The holds being lit up is the coolest part, and that might be something that is worth while moving forward in a gym somehow. Agree with one of the comments on the article, that it is aesthetically pleasing, but more of a scalable sculpture than a climbing wall.


The holds lit up could be done in a regular gym with LEDs, pretty cheaply I think. I wonder how long it will be until someone does that?


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By Evan S
From Erie, CO
May 18, 2012
Me, of course

Lee Green wrote:
The holds lit up could be done in a regular gym with LEDs, pretty cheaply I think. I wonder how long it will be until someone does that?


There was, and possibly still is in L.A. My roommate climbed there a good ten years ago. "Simpsons Did It."


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By boulderbum
From NY
Jul 13, 2012

that is the gayest thing i have seen on MP to date. congratulations


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By Tanner Wixom
From Grand Junction, CO
Oct 8, 2012
Sending Millennium Falcon

boulderbum wrote:
that is the gayest thing i have seen on MP to date. congratulations


You hit the nail on the head hahaha.


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By scott cooney
From La Casa Taco
Oct 8, 2012
11th hour of the Sundial

Lee Green wrote:
The holds lit up could be done in a regular gym with LEDs, pretty cheaply I think. I wonder how long it will be until someone does that?




its already in the works from some builders, they are talking about making the routes light up like a video game to get the young kids more into climbing and less into the motionless video games


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By BoulderJunke
Oct 18, 2012
 e.h.d.t

close enough


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Oct 18, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

I like the idea of approaching the climbing wall in a different way; one that could fit more aesthetically and efficiently into one's living space, but as others have so articulately stated; this is too much artsy and not enough fartsy.

If you are going to build/pay for the damn thing, it should at least function as a training wall that you can customize to help you train for whatever problem you are working out. Climbing and training for climbing is just such a utilitarian sport that I will be super impressed if someone can design a wall that can do it all so to speak: look like it belongs in a house, be out of the damn way when you want it to AND serve a REAL training climber well.

As for the Patrick Bateman's of the world, this will go nicely next to their collection of Huey Lewis and the News records.


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