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By Adam Floyd
From Las Vegas
Oct 30, 2013
Vegas the Dog
Hello all,
I have a woody that isn't getting used and wanted to modify it to be less steep and more friendly for friends. I have a gym membership and wanted this more for fun.
The woody is currently a 45 degree wall in a free standing frame that is 9' by 9'. The new space it will fit in has a space for the floor supports of 7' and an fairly unlimited height. I would prefer a 6' by 12', but obviously this will be far less stable. Any one out there have something or had something similar?
Adam

quick sketch
quick sketch

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By The Stoned Master
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From Pennsylvania
Oct 30, 2013
Day Lily.
If Im interpreting your question correctly youre worried about the wall toppling/pulling over, wobbling, etc if you change it to the new dimensions?

I have 2 freestanding walls and they look architecturely (from the side) very similar to your sketches (simply stick built). I put bags of cement, buckets of water and cinder blocks to hold mine down on the back to stabilize. I have had zero issues and larger people have climbed on my walls.

that what youre asking?

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By Adam Floyd
From Las Vegas
Oct 30, 2013
Vegas the Dog
That is what I am asking. What dimensions are yours? As much difference in height vs width as a 6x12?

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By The Stoned Master
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From Pennsylvania
Oct 30, 2013
Day Lily.
Mine are 10ft high x 8.5ft wide with a 65+/- degree angle and 13ft wide x 8ft and 5-10 degrees overhanging (traverse/trad/endurance wall).

Not quite as extreme in ratio as your desired dimensions. I still think youre going to be fine. Note: my braces on the sides (the ones on the floor and the vertical main) are 4 x 4s to help keep more weight down low and assist overall with stability.

with proper design to allow weight to be piled on (a 60lb bag of cement mix = $4 here and thats alot of weight for $4) the back youll be fine! build it 50ft high if you like by 6ft wide. it can work if youre willing to put the effort into it to make sure the integrity stays (wont topple, hurt someone, wobble, etc).

if youre NOT SURE along your journey ask a question here again. there are some very intelligent people who would be willing to assist you. im not one but ill answer any question you have.

enjoy!

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By Adam Floyd
From Las Vegas
Oct 30, 2013
Vegas the Dog
Right on,
The woody is going in the house so I will have to find a good way to lock it down without getting messy.

I also want to find a big piece of PVC pipe to attach to the top of the wall and make a big sloper final hold. I've seen one with some sandpaper with an adhesive backing that was a cool top out.

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By alpinejason
From Eau Claire
Oct 30, 2013
Any reason you're limiting yourself to a rectangle? Wider based trapezoid would be more stable and might not require sand bags, etc.

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By Adam Floyd
From Las Vegas
Oct 30, 2013
Vegas the Dog
Just already have the set up so I figured that was the cheapest easiest fix.

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By Eric G.
Oct 30, 2013
best thread title ever

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