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Mar 2, 2010
Indian Creek Climbing
Wow!
Tony Vavricka wrote:
Here's what I'm hiding above my garage.
coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
550 points
Apr 1, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
It is spring-time so I went around adding some new features to the climbing wall which always seems to amp me up to spend more time on it.

This volume got a little out of hand when we were building leading us to create the Optimus Prime volume.

Some more pics and details can be found on my website: andylibrande.com/news/2010/04/...

Optimus Prime Owns my Climbing Wall:


Optimus owns my climbing wall.
Optimus owns my climbing wall.

New feature for the home woody: Optimus Prime Volu...
New feature for the home woody: Optimus Prime Volume.

Taking it for a ride.
Taking it for a ride.

Painting the Optimus climbing volume.
Painting the Optimus climbing volume.
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,949 points
Administrator
Apr 1, 2010
Insurrection, 5.14c.  Photo Adam Sanders.
SICK!!!

(I want that)
Monomaniac
From Morrison, CO
Joined Oct 26, 2006
17,258 points
Apr 1, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Nice size, great colors! Volumes are THE best part of home woodys. And pretty easy to make, even for me, a non-carpenter kind of person. Let me loose with a hammer, square, and some spare lumber and here are some features I"ve added to my walls in the last year.

Small triangular chunk, about 24 inches long and m...
Small triangular chunk, about 24 inches long and maybe 10 inches deep.


Giant 'fang thing hanging down 5 ft, at height of ...
Giant 'fang thing hanging down 5 ft, at height of over 9 ft from ground. 3 sided feature.




Up and down triangular shapes, with a sloping hori...
Up and down triangular shapes, with a sloping horizontal jam crack in between them. About 5 ft. overall length, over 14 inches in depth.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Apr 28, 2010
Finished my woody a few weeks ago...a couple pics, and more, including construction pics, at my blog: occlimb.com/?tag=woody

Stormeh
Joined Aug 19, 2008
37 points
May 4, 2010
pup and me
A pic of my newest woodie, one I built after moving to Seattle a month ago. A pic of my old one is back on page two of this thread.


climbing wall
climbing wall


It's super sketchy. I had big plans but it turned out the whole yard is slopped downward making everything skew at a weird angle. I'm still planning to put some sides in for some straight vertical stuff.
Ricky Martin
From Davis, CA
Joined May 25, 2009
56 points
May 4, 2010
Psyched to finally top out on Half Dome.  Photo by...
This is a pretty cool little woody that's completely removable from the doorway. You have to scrunch down to use that first HIT strip, but other than that it works great. I've been wanting one for years but have never had the space (damn apartments!). This design lets me train my rump off, even without a garage or basement. Takes about 5 minutes to set up.
Removable doorway woody
Removable doorway woody
Dustin Clelen
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 28, 2009
1,303 points
May 7, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Dustin - sweet way to take advantage of a small space. How did you attach the wall to the door-frame while making it removable?

Pete- I know you sent me some PM's about building a wall. Yours looks good, however I think you may need to beef up all the 2x4 supports. Either double them up with another 2x4 or change it to a 2x6. Let us know how it climbs.

Also bed-mattresses that I have found in alleyways are my primary crash-pads for the wall, I am sure a futon mattress will work just as well.
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,949 points
May 10, 2010
Psyched to finally top out on Half Dome.  Photo by...
Andy - It's a cantilever design that kind of pushes against the wall above the door on one side if you pull down on the thing on the other side of the door (as you can tell, I'm not a professional wordsmith). There's one cross-support that serves as a type of fulcrum that you can sort of see in the picture. I got the idea from those cheezy pull-up bars that you can hang in your doorway. I'm on the road at the moment but will post some pics of it when I get home if you're interested (will be early June). Dustin Clelen
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 28, 2009
1,303 points
May 19, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Found a real cool video on some people building a home woody in their house. Gives a real good example on how to construct it and what goes into all of it.


Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,949 points
May 20, 2010
close up
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Nice size, great colors! Volumes are THE best part of home woodys. And pretty easy to make, even for me, a non-carpenter kind of person. Let me loose with a hammer, square, and some spare lumber and here are some features I"ve added to my walls in the last year.


How did you make them? I'm thinking of addding a few to my wall.
Kevin Brooks Henry
From Iowa City, IA
Joined Jan 9, 2010
640 points
May 20, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Kevin Brooks Henry wrote:
How did you make them? I'm thinking of addding a few to my wall.

whatever 3/4 inch plywood scrap that was left, that was the shape I made. Worked from a couple right angled chunks, various length legs. Use a 2 by 4 inside to anchor it, usually at the right angle, then screw it together. Drill one bolt hole. Place the longest bolt you can find(like 7 to 8 inches) to place it on the wall. Then predrill some screw holes around the whole perimeter. Screw it in at least an inch or more, all around the whole thing. They are all pretty solid. Boards are coated with texture before I drilled the t-nut holes, etc. I haven't yet progressed much past simple right triangles as my basic shape, but it works so far.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
May 20, 2010
Climbing So Wild at Thunder Ridge photo by Kevin M...
The kids like it more than anyone.

Fun session before the snow.
Fun session before the snow.


Hanging out.
Hanging out.


After skiing session. Just take your ski pants off...
After skiing session. Just take your ski pants off and climb in your long underwear.
Christopher Jones
From Denver, Colorado
Joined Jan 31, 2005
967 points
May 21, 2010
Just a teaser
Christopher Jones wrote:
The kids like it more than anyone.


That's soo awesome Chris! I wish I was exposed to climbing at a young age like that.
Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,039 points
Jun 1, 2010
Climbing at Frog Buttress
So, I finally bought pretty much all I need to make my home woody, but may have got the wrong screws to attach the plywood to the frame. I bought 2" decking screws, thinking that 1.25" of thread should be enough to hold the sheet, considering there'll be a screw every 4-6" or so.

How long of a screw did you guys use to attach your plywood to your frame and at what spacing? Are 2" screws going to be sufficient?
kachoong
From The Outback, Texas
Joined Jan 22, 2010
190 points
Jun 1, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
2 inch is fine. I used a bit longer for overhanging stuff. High quality deck screws. I'm sure I overloaded them, about a foot apart at the most, sometimes closer. Never had a board come loose or pull out. Some have been in place for over 14 years outside in humid midwest with no rot or failure. Here's a couple photos of my 2008-2009 update efforts to home wall. 'Fang shaped thing is free hanging and built of only 1/2 inch plywood. You can see the spacing of the screws.
free hanging fang feature
free hanging fang feature




Overall west face of my wall
Overall west face of my wall




climbing the overhanging part of the wall
climbing the overhanging part of the wall
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Jun 1, 2010
Backstreet Boys climbing club
Just finished mine over memorial day...
30 Degrees overhung was a bit more than I thought, but heck..I won't get bored!
I need more holds :)

New Wall :)
New Wall :)


Yeah!
Yeah!
smithygreg
From Portland,OR
Joined Mar 13, 2008
85 points
Jun 1, 2010
OMG, I winz!!!
You guys that have had your walls for a little while, if you had enough space to have 2 different angles, what would you do? Call me a 5.11+/12- gymz climber for a rough strength estimate. I want to be able to dry tool on it too. Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2007
560 points
Jun 1, 2010
the man was smart
Chris Plesko wrote:
You guys that have had your walls for a little while, if you had enough space to have 2 different angles, what would you do? Call me a 5.11+/12- gymz climber for a rough strength estimate. I want to be able to dry tool on it too.


Put hinges on the bottom and use chain to attach it to the wall. I've even seen people use counter weights in the back to assist when changing angles. One wall and about 75 links of chain to adjust angle with. The best part is dialing in a route after a while and then trying the same down a link of chain or two.
T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
1,056 points
Jun 1, 2010
OMG, I winz!!!
I've seen that before but doesn't it shake when you climb? Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2007
560 points
Jun 1, 2010
I would go with 15 and 30 degrees. If you are big on bouldering you may want to go up to 45. If you use common angles it makes your layout and construction easier, but sometimes something in between makes more sense because of the existing faming you are attaching to.

Skip the adjustable wall, make it solid!
Kevin Stricker
From Evergreen, CO
Joined Oct 20, 2002
646 points
Jun 2, 2010
Up on Rat Stew.
Anyone tried making a Moon Climbing School Room wall? The plan is so great (minus the sometimes using metric, sometimes using english *shudder*) and it looks like a lot of variation possibilities. I'd love to make one, but I don't have a place yet where I can. Mark Kauz
From Madison, WI
Joined May 11, 2009
80 points
Jun 2, 2010
Climbing at Frog Buttress
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
2 inch is fine. I used a bit longer for overhanging stuff. High quality deck screws. I'm sure I overloaded them, about a foot apart at the most, sometimes closer. Never had a board come loose or pull out. Some have been in place for over 14 years outside in humid midwest with no rot or failure. Here's a couple photos of my 2008-2009 update efforts to home wall. 'Fang shaped thing is free hanging and built of only 1/2 inch plywood. You can see the spacing of the screws.


Thanks for the info.... I figured 2" would be fine, especially with a 6" spacing, but thought I'd read somewhere of 3" being used. Thanks again!
kachoong
From The Outback, Texas
Joined Jan 22, 2010
190 points
Jun 2, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
kachoong wrote:
Thanks for the info.... I figured 2" would be fine, especially with a 6" spacing, but thought I'd read somewhere of 3" being used. Thanks again!


No problem. Lots of test and trial woodwork done here to see what works best. Building indoor and home walls for friends since 1989.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Jun 2, 2010
You stay away from mah pig!
It's just a bit bigger than a home woody, but the place I train in Columbus is awesome, and definitely is NOT a commercial climbing gym. Started as a guy's basement woody, gradually grew, and for the last couple years he's gotten enough in cooperative members' fees to rent a small garage space in a back alley. One of the best training facilities I've seen, and still has more of a home woody vibe to it.

From a recent comp:




camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points


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