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By Jamespio
Jan 30, 2014
You guys give up too easy, and you're all at least twice the climber I am, since I'm the one who gives up too easy out on real rock. :)

I am going to build an outdoor woody on the front of the garage, that's pretty much a given. The pool is, however, on the side of the garage. I may have to scale my plan down, but by August my kids and I will be taking falls into our pool one way or the other.

3/4" plywood weighs closer to 2.5 pounds per square foot. So if I dialed down to a 6'x10' wall (4x10 just seems TOO small), I'd have under 100lbs of ply; framing and hardware would probably be another 100lbs. Still a heavy beast, but a more manageable one, and when not being used for playing over the pool, could be rigged as a system wall.

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Jan 30, 2014
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
If anybody ever has any of those old Yaniro smooth pocket holds that they wish to part with, I'd like to hear from you
"Power Holds"
"Power Holds"

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By Adam ant
Jan 30, 2014
wall unfinnished
just put this up last week. now to try and learn the finer points of route setting.
framework
framework


fresh plywood
fresh plywood


wall unfinished but setting a route anyways
wall unfinished but setting a route anyways


climbing when I should be working
climbing when I should be working

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By Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Jan 31, 2014
Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Looking good Adam, nice and tall :)

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By TBlom
Jan 31, 2014
@James
Sounds like you are going to do it!

A rolling base that supports a overhanging wall will need to have a lot of counterweight, or some temporary tie downs near the pool.

You could set some permanent footers by the pool that the wall would attach to. A fulcrum point and chain might work, but you will need a very stout/heavy anchor point.

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By Adam ant
Jan 31, 2014
wall unfinnished
Tavis Ricksecker wrote:
Looking good Adam, nice and tall :)


I was hoping it would be taller but that darn roof got it the way.

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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 31, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
" I love the smell of fresh plywood in the morning..smells like,,,,Victory"...And dam that roof, cut a hole in it and keep building !!

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By Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Jan 31, 2014
Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
60-20 degree break
60-20 degree break

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Feb 1, 2014
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
Travis, the beer is out of focus. Please retake the picture. ;-)

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By Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Feb 1, 2014
Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Right, Sir! Maybe it was me that was out of focus at that moment :)

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By TBlom
Feb 2, 2014
progress so far on my buddies wall.
A little more blocking and we'll be ready for plywood. We found some decent 3/4" tongue-and-groove plywood that had a nicer finished face.

50 degree wall and `75-30 degree box.

garagewall
garagewall



garagewall2
garagewall2

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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 2, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Tavis Ricksecker wrote:


Nice looking set up , massive sized place you will have. Reminds me of my first indoor built wall I did in a barn hayloft back in '89. Great angles.

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By Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Feb 2, 2014
Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Tevis, that's a cool little wall! Get that ply up and crank! :)

Woodchuck, thanks! It is a massive project indeed. Been working on it for about four weeks now, pretty much all my spare time. Just a few accessory panels to frame now and then we will be ready for lighting and the ply :)

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By Mile9
From Logan
Feb 3, 2014
kirk
Tavis Ricksecker wrote:


What are your plans to floor an area that big? Looks amazing by the way.

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By Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Feb 3, 2014
Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Thanks man. As for the flooring, I really like the way Greg Stokes did his floor, so someday when I have the money I will put that in. His floor is 4" open cell foam topped with 2" closed cell foam topped with carpet. But I have 24'x24' so I think the total price tag for that floor would be $4000-$6000 or more. Until then just old crash pads and mattresses.

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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Feb 3, 2014
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos...

Anyone have ideas on how to incorporate slopers on this wall? The only thing I can come up with is volumes, which I hate and placing them along the left, vertical side for a traverse.

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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 3, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Tavis Ricksecker wrote:
Tevis, that's a cool little wall! Get that ply up and crank! :) Woodchuck, thanks! It is a massive project indeed. Been working on it for about four weeks now, pretty much all my spare time. Just a few accessory panels to frame now and then we will be ready for lighting and the ply :)


I know the feeling,,all my evenings, weekends, and every cent of spare money I had went into my 78 ft wide, 26 ft high indoor wall back in '89-90. Massive job, tons of lumber, thousands of thousands of t-nuts drilled and pounded, and hundreds of holds to put up and try out. I loved every minute of it!!!

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By Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Feb 3, 2014
Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
Now THAT sounds legit. Roped climbing or bouldering or both?

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By Amy Jordan
Feb 3, 2014
"Native Rituals" at Diablo Canyon
The garage wall
The garage wall


This is the woody in our "garage". It looks impractical, since it juts outwards and looks like it consumes a lot of space, but there's a room behind it for gear storage so it actually turns out to be a good use of space. The wall is 12.5' high.

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By Paul Trendler
From Bend, Oregon
Feb 3, 2014
 VOTCD. Photo  by tylerroemer.com
Well I finally put one of these together... haven't put up all the holds yet. I have to put the plug in for the locals over here in Bend Oregon. Metolius STYLED me out. I have been using their stuff for years, and I cannot thank them enough for all that went into this wall, every whip onto my Monster rope in a SafeTech, and the hundreds of bails onto their crashpads. Hopefully now that I have this wall built, I can give the rest of their gear I have a break and actually send something! Stoke is HIGH!!!
12'x12' @ 35d
12'x12' @ 35d

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By Mark Hudon
Feb 4, 2014
On the North America Wall in 1977.
12' X 12' and 35 degrees is perfect. It looks like you did the right thing and riddled it with T-nuts too.

I love Metolius too but check out Kingdom Holds, Atomik Climbing Holds, E-Grips, Kilter Climbing Grips and Detroit Rock Climbing Company for holds.

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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Feb 4, 2014
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Amy Jordan wrote:
This is the woody in our "garage". It looks impractical, since it juts outwards and looks like it consumes a lot of space, but there's a room behind it for gear storage so it actually turns out to be a good use of space. The wall is 12.5' high.




i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm... so beautiful... so... majestic.

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By Drew Nevius
From Oklahoma
Feb 4, 2014
BETA: For me, crux move was sticking the move to t...
DoesNotCare wrote:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos... Anyone have ideas on how to incorporate slopers on this wall? The only thing I can come up with is volumes, which I hate and placing them along the left, vertical side for a traverse.


I think you just covered your two options for using hard slopers for anything but feet on a wall that steep. Why do you hate volumes?

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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Feb 5, 2014
Drew Nevius wrote:
I think you just covered your two options for using hard slopers for anything but feet on a wall that steep. Why do you hate volumes?


Volumes and large holds stick out from the wall and catch uncoordinated climbers elbows and knees! If I can find slopers that are only 4" wide then I would still need a 6" volume to use it.

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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 5, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
DoesNotCare wrote:
Volumes and large holds stick out from the wall and catch uncoordinated climbers elbows and knees! If I can find slopers that are only 4" wide then I would still need a 6" volume to use it.


Agree a volume on a plain vertical wall is a hazard for falling and hitting,they work best (safest) on an overhanging route somewhere, so you can fall away from the obstacle..since many of them stick out easily over 8 to 12 inches in depth. No fun whacking your kneecap on a chunk of hardware as you head to the mats.

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