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By DaveB
Jan 18, 2010
Vitruvian Man (da Vinci)
Stopgo wrote:
Built in my basement over the past two weekends. 30 degree wall with a roof. HIT strips along the right side. So far only have about 4 problems set, but having a blast. Why didn't I do this sooner??

Nice. I like the corner and integrated H.I.T. Strips.

I ended up putting my H.I.T. system under the basement stairway (photo) - saved space, good angle, etc.



H.I.T. system mounted under stairway. <br />(Green textured wooden rails and knobs for feet only.)
H.I.T. system mounted under stairway.
(Green textured wooden rails and knobs for feet only.)

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By Jeremy H
Jan 18, 2010
Woody and Treadwall.

garage
garage

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By Joe Kreidel
From Tucson, AZ
Jan 18, 2010
Andy Librande wrote:
Climbing Wall #4: Current wall that is an outdoor freestanding structure. Biggest wall to date with large 30 degree section to very steep roof. Bottom section is 12 ft wide by 8 ft of surface (effective height around 7ft) into the roof which is also 12x8 but at near horizontal. Great wall just can't use it as much in the winter.


Andy -

Is your current freestanding wall stable? Did you have to do anything special to the ground it is on to ensure it wouldn't settle or shift too much? I've been considering something like this, and your wall looks just about perfect for what I want.

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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Jan 19, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Andy: Wall #4 is fab! Looks like it could double as a Christmas manger scene for the holidays too...with you climbing across, right above baby Jesus, of course weather permitting.


Funny because that is what I was planning on telling the city if they ever come by and question the structure...

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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Jan 19, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Joe Kreidel wrote:
Andy - Is your current freestanding wall stable? Did you have to do anything special to the ground it is on to ensure it wouldn't settle or shift too much? I've been considering something like this, and your wall looks just about perfect for what I want.


There is little to no flex in the wall. A few key things on that wall is that duel upright supports off of the top corners;the ones going back into the wall from the top corner offers 100% of the strength while the ones going from the front positioned out prevent the structure from flipping forward.

The entire back piece is just 2x4's with the plywood. The 2x4's on the right and left sides are extra long to allow for the top to be attached using a single lag bolt on each side.

The top piece is a 2x4 frame with a 2x6 header (pictured with all of the snow sticking to its front) and then I built an additional strength across the middle which was two 2x4's screwed together forming a 90 degree angle and then screwing that into the upper frame.

For the angle all it is a lag bolt on each side put through the 2x4's which allows for you to modify the angle at time of building. Also the 2x8 supports that go out from the wall are all put into place with two bolts per connection.

The only thing I would like to change would be to put a footer at the bottom around 16" high to make the bottom section a little higher and make better use of the feet. Currently the bottom angle is only about 6.5-7ft high before getting into the roof which is a little low.

It has been outdoors now for 14+ months and has some signs of weathering but has not had any issues. The structure literally just sits on top of the ground and hasn't moved or shifted. I probably need to put some standard house siding on the top and back to prevent more weathering sometime soon, but it has not been a problem.

Let me know if you have any questions, I can also take detail photos if my explanations above need more clarification.

Climbing Wall #4 (2008-?): Current wall freestanding in my backyard. Biggest wall yet with fun roof. Only downside is weather dependent.
Climbing Wall #4 (2008-?): Current wall freestanding in my backyard. Biggest wall yet with fun roof. Only downside is weather dependent.

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By steve edwards
From SLC, UT
Jan 19, 2010
woody
woody

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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Jan 19, 2010
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord
whats the pole for?

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By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 19, 2010
Andrew Gram
WiledHorse wrote:
whats the pole for?


If you have to ask...

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By sunder
From Alsip, Il
Jan 19, 2010
ICE PIT 2011
WiledHorse wrote:
whats the pole for?



Think about it.........(And the light bulb goes on!!)


I am so putting a pole on my wall!!!

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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Jan 19, 2010
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord
for firefighter training?

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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 19, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
I have a pole outside, located up on an 8 ft. raised platform next to my climbing wall. Sure adds to the nighttime bouldering fun.

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By Tony Vavricka
Jan 21, 2010
climbing cave
climbing cave



Here's what I'm hiding above my garage.

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By Buff Johnson
Jan 21, 2010
smiley face
holy crap Tony; that's porn star wood right there, that is.

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By Joe Kreidel
From Tucson, AZ
Jan 21, 2010
Thanks, Andy. Once I decide what I will do, I may send you a PM, because that is almost exactly what I envisioned in my backyard, plus the added kicker.

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Jan 21, 2010
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.
toymania.com/columns/spotlight...

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By Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Jan 21, 2010
My navigator keeps me from getting lost
after seeing Tony's woody, i'm heading out to buy a flashy sports car...

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By Kiel
Feb 3, 2010
Mah Dog, Virga preppin for the climb
woody
woody

Ok. Finally finished it enough to climb. Still have to make two more crash pads like the one in the pic and I have a lot more holds on the way, specifically for the 45 degree wall and the roof.

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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Feb 3, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Hey Kiel - how did you make the texture bumps that look naturally built into the wall? Also is that actual wall-texture?

Nice woody!

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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 3, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Kiel, that looks like a homeless persons pad under lower Wacker Drive in Chicago...with the holds added for a fine touch. Awesome.

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By Kiel
Feb 3, 2010
Mah Dog, Virga preppin for the climb
Andy Librande wrote:
Hey Kiel - how did you make the texture bumps that look naturally built into the wall? Also is that actual wall-texture? Nice woody!


I actually bought the panels from a guy on craigslist. It appears he used a 45 degree jigsaw cut and then screwed it on to the full sheet. He even put t nuts in the bumps. I think he then smoothed it out with a spackle like substance. He had already painted it with Metolius paint and a homemade paint with coarse sand in it. I "sand caulked" the seams and then repainted everything with a "skid-stop" paint from Lowes. They sell extra fine grained sand as well, so I put two of those in the paint too. It is super grippy.

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Kiel, that looks like a homeless persons pad under lower Wacker Drive in Chicago...with the holds added for a fine touch. Awesome.

Thanks Woodchuck! Yeah, it didnt quite turn out like Mike's pad, did it. I am making two more, so I have two more tries to redeem myself!
home made crash pad. <br />
home made crash pad.

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By Ricky Martin
From Davis, CA
Feb 4, 2010
pup and me
Built this free standing woody in my apartment awhile back. It was perfect because this was in my room (which was fairly small) so I would have to slid my mattress under it to sleep and I could just stare up at night visualizing sequences and wake up and literally climb out of bed!

My woody!
My woody!

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By goatboywonder
Feb 5, 2010
Hiking around Lumpy
Here is my brother-in-law's sweet woodie back in Iowa.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 8, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
OK, it's not in my backyard but I did design and build this one in a warehouse last summer. It's still a woodie full of sharp angles.
Big roof area on south wall.
Big roof area on south wall.

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By Shaun Greene
From www.UtahShaun.com
Feb 19, 2010
Hand Jive
After 4 years I finally got around to taking advantage of my tall ceiling in the garage....
woody
woody


woody2
woody2

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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 20, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Shaun, you must like finger rippin' pain with all those tiny crimpers! You can load up on inexpensive holds via ebay sales. Go for it and best of luck.

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