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Oct 10, 2012
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Kenny Clark wrote:
Has anyone not painted their outdoor woody and later regretted it? I have some leftover stain from the deck; has anyone stained their plywood? Were you happy with the results?


Yes, but it seems to work.

My woody has been in my backyard for 4 yrs now. 2 yrs ago I put house siding sheets on the backside of it and wished I did that early. That has stopped almost all of the decay/warping that was present before. The siding is great as almost all moisture runs right off of it.

Living in Colorado is pretty dry, however when it snowed it would sit in-between the beams and soak right through the wood which has really damaged the plywood with the t-nuts. My upright supports have warped but I was expecting that and I put new ones on recently and added additional strength to them. Surprisingly the 2x4's have held up pretty well considering it has been four years.

I think the siding is more effective then just paint, however if I was to do it again the paint/sealant is necessary for the long-term. Also I have had success spray-painting with t-nuts installed with minimal issues. However if you have doing any type of latex paint you can't do that over t-nuts as that will fill the holes.

Here is a link to show the exposed sections of my wall and you can see all of the leaves + other junk that collects in them: andylibrande.com/homeclimbingw...
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,914 points
Oct 10, 2012
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Bill Sacks
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jan 2, 2012
406 points
Oct 10, 2012
A friend of mine built a rad house with a big cantilevered porch:

great design!
great design!


So I made a cool swing:

Swing
Swing


And then added some slings for leading across the overhang, 30' up and 60' across, solid 5.11 and super pumpy.

traverse
traverse


I'd add some climbing pictures, but last night and some whizisky had me take a 20'er and dank into a post, darn knee and noggin aren't feeling it right now.

If one were so inclined towards bolting on holds (or 2x4s), there would easily be 20 some pitches on the outside of his house, and there's a 60' route inside, from the sunk in basement, up an overhanging suspended staircase and to the top of the dormer leading to the porch. The nearest town is 30 miles away, such a cool house!


E's homestead
E's homestead
ryan albery
From Cruisertonfieldville
Joined Mar 20, 2009
270 points
Oct 17, 2012
Destroyer of popcorn
The latest section is done. I still need to add a panel on the top of the right-hand part of the wall for actual topouts. Around 400 square feet right now.

Next up is either a steep slab panel on the right (where the ladder is leaning) or begin a steep cave section up in the loft.


Latest expansion of the woody
Latest expansion of the woody
Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Joined Apr 19, 2004
1,094 points
Oct 18, 2012
Wonderstuff
Endurance and Power Endurance via Treadwall:



TreadWall Kore
TreadWall
Kore



Power via Eva Lopez Transgression Hangboard:



Transgression
Transgression
dnoB ekiM
Joined Aug 20, 2009
1,112 points
Dec 2, 2012
Destroyer of popcorn
Added a slightly overhanging panel above the doorway and hangboard. Now over 400 sq. feet. It gets cold in the barn but the last week has been nice enough to open the big door and let some sun in. I wish it would last.
Latest pic
Latest pic
Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Joined Apr 19, 2004
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Dec 10, 2012
Got made redundant, bored at home, so threw this together.....
some wood, a drill, some screws and a couple of ho...
some wood, a drill, some screws and a couple of hours
WilInBris
Joined Dec 10, 2012
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Dec 10, 2012
WilInBris wrote:
Got made redundant, bored at home, so threw this together.....


It reminds me of somebody that I used to know...







;) Nice job!
Kevin Hilgert
Joined Jun 27, 2012
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Dec 10, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
ryan albery wrote:
A friend of mine built a rad house with a big cantilevered porch: So I made a cool swing: And then added some slings for leading across the overhang, 30' up and 60' across, solid 5.11 and super pumpy. I'd add some climbing pictures, but last night and some whizisky had me take a 20'er and dank into a post, darn knee and noggin aren't feeling it right now. If one were so inclined towards bolting on holds (or 2x4s), there would easily be 20 some pitches on the outside of his house, and there's a 60' route inside, from the sunk in basement, up an overhanging suspended staircase and to the top of the dormer leading to the porch. The nearest town is 30 miles away, such a cool house!



This place would be my dream retirement kind of place to live.....Awesome job!
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
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Dec 14, 2012
So the basement bouldering wall is getting there, tough to find time between school and work, but coming along nicely! Wasn't sure what to do with the little awkward connecting section and decided to leave an open hole in the middle for some unique moves.


Ledge, Undercling, or layback a huge footjam!
Ledge, Undercling, or layback a huge footjam!



Progress?
Progress?



Still need to order some holds
Still need to order some holds
Luke Wilken
From Cincinnati, OH
Joined Aug 6, 2012
20 points
Dec 16, 2012
Anyone find a cheap source for small jugs? I built an 8'x12' 55 degree overhanging wall in my garage to put hitstrips on. I bought some holds from Element. Atomic, & escape. Element & escape have free shipping, but of the holds I bought from them only a few actually are useable on my wall since I climb v5-6 max. The holds I bought from atomic tend to be good, but at least $20 for shipping. I did pay for 50 Soill holds from some kid on mp.com over 3 weeks ago and still haven't seen him or received a reply when I asked what was up. GhaMby
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
427 points
Dec 20, 2012
My first woody! So excited... Yep, it's in my living room. My boyfriend is pretty dope for supporting this one...
Front view
Front view


Really ties the room together.
Really ties the room together.
Michelle Lynn
From Moab, UT
Joined Apr 11, 2011
103 points
Dec 20, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Nice unit! Looks like a fun session can be had now in your living room. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Dec 21, 2012
oh
IS there a reward for most jangus? Cause I think i might win.


The webbing is crucial. it allows for flex
The webbing is crucial. it allows for flex


sweet angle for gettin ripped!
sweet angle for gettin ripped!


not tall but does the trick,  the left side is a p...
not tall but does the trick,
the left side is a picture frame that i took apart
Robin like the bird
From mountain center ,CA
Joined Jun 17, 2008
318 points
Dec 22, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Robin like the bird wrote:
IS there a reward for most jangus? Cause I think i might win.



I can just imagine that deck railing pulling out mid crux moves. Wild!@
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
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Dec 22, 2012
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Woodchuck ATC wrote:
I can just imagine that deck railing pulling out mid crux moves. Wild!@


It would not be the first part of the porch the has fallen off
Robin like the bird
From mountain center ,CA
Joined Jun 17, 2008
318 points
Dec 22, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
My upper sheet of plywood off the roof level of my wall (shed) is on hinges, angled out to about 130 degrees, and cantilevered back on slings to a roof 2 by 6 anchor set 12 ft. back. Board flexes, but holds tight for toprope ascents....no lead falls, just toprope strength. Has held over 400 lbs of climbers on it at one time with no problems. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Robin like the bird wrote:
IS there a reward for most jangus? Cause I think i might win.

that board is 5.11 R...
Dec 22, 2012
The wall 1
The wall 1


the wall 2
the wall 2


the wall 3
the wall 3


the wall 4
the wall 4
ABG
From Winston-Salem, NC
Joined Mar 13, 2009
32 points
Jan 6, 2013
Having a blast on the Sound of Power - Photo by Th...
Michelle, nice design, that could be built in room for less than $100! I also wanted to know what the height of your kicker is? Jeff Gicklhorn
From Reno, NV
Joined May 2, 2008
333 points
Jan 6, 2013
Thanks Jeff!

I think we spent just over $100, maybe up to $120, on the structure. The holds, on the other hand, broke the bank. We squeezed 150 T-nuts, HIT strips, and a hang board into 44 square feet and are trying to fill every T-nut!

Both the kicker and the head board are 1.5 feet. We wanted to take advantage of our high ceiling.
Michelle Lynn
From Moab, UT
Joined Apr 11, 2011
103 points
Jan 22, 2013
My woody:

wall
wall


And some new additions:

wall2
wall2


volume
volume


wall3
wall3
danmoyer89
Joined Jan 22, 2013
20 points
Jan 23, 2013
GhaMby
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
427 points
Jan 23, 2013
Having a blast on the Sound of Power - Photo by Th...
sweagan:

1. What angle is your wall at? 45, 55 degrees? How useful do you find that angle for overall training? I climb in Bishop quite a bit, but I hardly ever find myself climbing anything over 30-45 degrees, and most of my bouldering is really training for hard trad routes in the warmer months.

2. It looks like you used 2x4 framing, how is that holding up across the span at that angle? How is the wall attached to the surrounding superstructure?

Thanks

Jeff
Jeff Gicklhorn
From Reno, NV
Joined May 2, 2008
333 points
Jan 23, 2013
Jeff,

The wall is around 55 overhanging. My primary purpose is to train on Hit strips, which I hadn't recieved when this picture was taken. Another reason the wall is so steep is because the garage has 8 foot ceiling joists and steeper means longer!

I used 2x6's 2 feet apart, I attached them at the ceiling joist and the wall members, along with 1 brace per attached to the roofing joist. It doesn't flex, much.

As far as getting stronger it's hard to say, my climbing has been erratic lately thanks to the weather. I do know that for the first couple of weeks the muscles in my upper back were a lot more sore than usual. I have also increased my endurance on the hit strips. I'm not terribly motivated when it comes to training, I try to get on the wall 1 to 2 times per week if the weather is good enough for the weekends.
GhaMby
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
427 points


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