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By Ian Hanson
Apr 2, 2014
Cold day in Rjukan, Norway
Poor man´s woody
youtu.be/uCoFqeTqy2c

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By Woodchuck ATC
Apr 2, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Spring clean up....who else has an outdoor woodie that needs a bit of clean up and fixing each spring after a wicked winter of snow, ice and freezing rain on your wall? I finally got tired of taking down each hold in fall, and found the t-nuts got more rusty when not in use. My bolts keep the holes dry by staying up,,but the resins do take a weather beating...Some have been up for 20 years outdoors, add another 6 indoor use before I moved outdoor. Do you have a well protected structure, or get alot of wood rot season to season? I've been very lucky, with only 3 or 4 boards showing any serious rot,,and have never yet replaced a main board from the walls of the structure. Plenty of layers of paint over the years have it covered pretty good. So share your secrets. Pics are retro', from about 2001 on my summer wall.

Steep west wall section
Steep west wall section




Same section of wall, different angle pic.
Same section of wall, different angle pic.

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By David Nguyen
Apr 2, 2014
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Spring clean up....who else has an outdoor woodie that needs a bit of clean up and fixing each spring after a wicked winter of snow, ice and freezing rain on your wall? I finally got tired of taking down each hold in fall, and found the t-nuts got more rusty when not in use. My bolts keep the holes dry by staying up,,but the resins do take a weather beating...Some have been up for 20 years outdoors, add another 6 indoor use before I moved outdoor. Do you have a well protected structure, or get alot of wood rot season to season? I've been very lucky, with only 3 or 4 boards showing any serious rot,,and have never yet replaced a main board from the walls of the structure. Plenty of layers of paint over the years have it covered pretty good. So share your secrets. Pics are retro', from about 2001 on my summer wall.


I live in Louisiana where we get a lot of rain and humidity. I have two huge tarps that cover the front and back of the structure. As the woody is new, can't attest to how it will look in the long run, but so far so good.

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By Legion
Apr 2, 2014
Not to rub it in, but my wall here in SoCal gets used year round so I don't really need to do spring cleaning. But alas, there are still some design flaws I noticed during the winter rains and I will need to fix those as the weather turns for the better. I've used a combination of roof flashing, paint, caulk, and spray-on goo to minimize water damage but there is always more to do. This is the first year having roof flashing and a big thumbs up on those.

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By Tony Monbetsu
Apr 2, 2014
Tateita Face at Ayoro Beach
My garage woody is coming along... I've got the first of two major sections up, a 40 degree overhang. Waiting for some help to put up the 30... gotta clean the garage before then.
My woody
My woody


Gotta get more Christmas lights, while I'm at it.

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By Woodchuck ATC
Apr 2, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
David Nguyen wrote:
I live in Louisiana where we get a lot of rain and humidity. I have two huge tarps that cover the front and back of the structure. As the woody is new, can't attest to how it will look in the long run, but so far so good.


I'm sure if I lived in LA or other far southern humid states,,I'd have moss growing and rot on ever board within a few summer months. Best of luck.

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By BCarlson
Apr 8, 2014
Wall
Wall


Did some spring yard work and took out an old tree out that wasn't doing very well. Taking the tree out allows quite a bit more sun light onto the wall (and now a nice view to take a picture from).

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By Tony Monbetsu
Apr 10, 2014
Tateita Face at Ayoro Beach
Getting there!


Now I've got a 40 and a 30- next step is the transition between them.

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By EricV
From Woodbury, MN
Apr 13, 2014
MN Fishing!
New Wall 1
New Wall 1


Just put this up in the single stall garage

6' wide and 8' tall at about 40 degrees with a roof after!

Next step is a vertical wall on the right. (Need more t-nuts) It's been a fun project for sure!
Now it's time to get creative with volumes and holds!

Anyone have any suggestions for clever homemade holds that are easy to do? Especially for a roof area.

Edit:
Sorry, not sure how to rotate the picture from mobile...guess it's an excuse to stretch the neck out!

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Apr 20, 2014
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
Rotated the pic for you.

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By matt c.
Apr 20, 2014
EricV wrote:
Anyone have any suggestions for clever homemade holds that are easy to do? Especially for a roof area.


In the past i found two viable ways of making hold. The ones that you buy are better so look out for some used ones.

The first way is to collect rocks with a relatively flat back and drill at a right angle to the flat part. Then use some thick rubber, such as several layers of bike inter-tube and put it on the back of the rock while you are bolting it on the wall. The rubber acts as a spacer between the rock and the wall that allows it to lie flat and be tightened without cracking. Be careful with approach, sometimes the rocks crack if you select rocks that are to thin.

The second way to make cheap hold is to make them your self with bondo. Bondo is a fiberglass filer resin used to fix dents in cars; you can get a gallon for about $20. We used the bondo paste not the liquid stuff.

So you take your bondo paste and mix it with coarse sand or very very fine gravel to give it a good texture. Then you pour the mixture into 'molds' of things that you want to be holds. We found that things like plastic jars and other things out of the recycling bin were quick and easy. You can make a hold more positive by adding spacers to the mold( we used cardboard and play-do).
Let is dry for a few days and take it out of the mold. Flatten the back out very carefully since this is the side you will be placing against the wall. Drill with a wood or concert bit and your hold is ready.

A major issue we faced while making hold out of bondo is that we did not have a belt sander to smooth out the backside. Instead of using a sander, we drove on a smooth road, leaned out the door and pressed the backside of the hold on the roadway. The roadway quickly grind it down flat.

hope this helps.

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By EricV
From Woodbury, MN
Apr 20, 2014
MN Fishing!
Thanks Adam!

And Matt, thanks! I never thought to do the spacer... I was thinking some long hours with a sander and router. But that would be really cool. Just need to get a good bit for drilling through some rocks now ( and find some viable rocks too I guess ) also, definitely a creative way to get a flat side for that bondo method!

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Apr 21, 2014
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
matt c. wrote:
A major issue we faced while making hold out of bondo is that we did not have a belt sander to smooth out the backside. Instead of using a sander, we drove on a smooth road, leaned out the door and pressed the backside of the hold on the roadway. The roadway quickly grind it down flat. hope this helps.


That is cool!

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By Woodchuck ATC
Apr 22, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
EricV wrote:
Just put this up in the single stall garage 6' wide and 8' tall at about 40 degrees with a roof after! Next step is a vertical wall on the right. (Need more t-nuts) It's been a fun project for sure! Now it's time to get creative with volumes and holds! Anyone have any suggestions for clever homemade holds that are easy to do? Especially for a roof area. Edit: Sorry, not sure how to rotate the picture from mobile...guess it's an excuse to stretch the neck out!

I like the triangular shaped feature,,,,i've made dozens of those from scrap wood for my home wall, the largest about 4.5 ft long....they are easy to do and make for great use.

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By Javier Larios
From Bogota, Colombia
Jun 9, 2014
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Greetings to all!

Excelent forum thread :)


Space Available
Space Available


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CAPTURE2


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By Stephen Elmer
Jun 25, 2014
Just finished with my first garage wall. Built to the specs of the Moonboard, but its shorter, due to height restrictions. Just waiting for the extra money so I can buy the moonholds. In the meantime I made some wooden holds out of the leftover scraps. Also built a hangboard/pulley system. Will put some slopers and crimps on the blank side for training. Overall this was a fun, rewarding project. I am in no way a handyman, so I learned alot from mistakes. Always measure twice, cut once...learned that lesson the hard way haha.
Freestanding Moonboard
Freestanding Moonboard


With wooden holds
With wooden holds


Hangboard/pulley system
Hangboard/pulley system

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By matt c.
Jun 25, 2014
hey stephen. cool design! is that free standing or do you hate it attached to the ceiling or wall?

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By Tony Monbetsu
Jun 25, 2014
Tateita Face at Ayoro Beach
My woody keeps getting bigger... but slowly. I keep climbing on it instead of building on it.







Planning on extending the vertical section a little bit more and adding a slightly overhung finishing section above the main bit. The vertical is too low to really "climb" on, but I can traverse on it, and I'm a lot worse at small holds on less-steep walls than on big overhangs.

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By Stephen Elmer
Jul 3, 2014
matt c. wrote:
hey stephen. cool design! is that free standing or do you hate it attached to the ceiling or wall?


Hey matt, the climbing wall is freestanding, but the hangboard section is attached to the ceiling.

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By Dominic Albanese
From Baltimore, MD
Jul 7, 2014
Me climbing on Broken Knee @ Pistol Whipped Wall i...
Bought a house last fall with an 1820’s barn, so I finally got the chance to fulfill my dream of building a wall. Much more to do, but calling it “finished” for now so I can actually climb on it a bit. I had originally done some designs in SketchUp and while they were great for ideas the actual build process was a lot more free form as making things fit in a 200 year old barn was interesting to say the least, especially as I had never built anything like this before.

The basic idea grew to encompass more than half of the barn and nearly 600 sq. feet of surface. The wall has 4 sections.
  • On the far left is a vertical wall with top rope anchors and bolts for aid practice. Hand crack on the face and a thin fingers layback crack in the corner.
  • 20 degree wall
  • “Wave” 30-20-10 degrees on the plywood sheets
  • The cave has triangle roof out to a 30 degree prow.

Some pictures...

Barn Sunset
Barn Sunset

SketchUp 1
SketchUp 1

Sketchup 2
Sketchup 2


A few terrible cell phone pictures from the build process

Wave
Wave

Hand Crack
Hand Crack

Cave
Cave

Progress
Progress


The below picture links to an interactive panoramic image taken about the halfway point.

Interactive Halfway Pano
Interactive Halfway Pano


And finally the wall as it stands today. Here is another panoramic image

June Wall
June Wall


Still need to build the training area, finish the top outs and finish the wall surface, but psyched to finally have my own space to climb at the end of the day. Now just need but a ton more holds and get setting!

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By EricV
From Woodbury, MN
Jul 7, 2014
MN Fishing!
Dominic, that is AMAZING!! lots of variety for some room to grow! So Cool!

How did you do your hand crack? I've been considering adding one onto my measly wall to learn some technique...

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By Dominic Albanese
From Baltimore, MD
Jul 7, 2014
Me climbing on Broken Knee @ Pistol Whipped Wall i...
Thanks!

I spent a ton of time perusing this thread coming up with ideas, so thanks to everyone who has posted before me.

The hand crack was pretty easy but really does rely on being built into the wall rather than an add-on.

I took two 1x8s (of nicer wood than just the 2x6s I used for everything else) and also a 1x5 I used for the back of the crack. I used a router to put a quarter round on the two pieces that make the sides. The routed edge ends up being flush on to the outside of the sheathing and the sheathing acts as the main element to keep the crack flexing out. I also braced the outside of the crack every 6 inches with extra framing. If you look at the outside arete to the left of the crack you can see one last diagonal brace I took back to the barn wall.

Wish I had taken a better picture while I was building it, but hope that helps. I had seen lots of designs with deeper cracks that use bolts to provide that strength against widening but didn't have the real estate to put bolts in the back. It really does need to be braced well, you would be amazed how much outward force a hand jam generates.

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By matt c.
Jul 7, 2014
Dominic that thing is no woody! its a full out climbing wall! and it look soo sick! that rafter is screaming out for an overhanging crack to be bolted to it.

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By Tony Monbetsu
Jul 7, 2014
Tateita Face at Ayoro Beach
That's a monster! Looks about the same size as the commercial wall I pay to climb at!

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By Dominic Albanese
From Baltimore, MD
Jul 7, 2014
Me climbing on Broken Knee @ Pistol Whipped Wall i...
I had originally planned to put a big V shaped overhang around that rafter... and of course have a horizontal hand crack too. I think I still may once the psyche to build overcomes the psyche to climb.

On another note. What have others done in regards to liability with a home wall? I'm fine with my close friends coming over but I start to get nervous when it becomes friends of friends... or neighbors etc.

Are "Climb at your own risk" signs enough? Or do I need to go further and get my insurance involved?

That being said. Anyone in northern Baltimore want to come over and set some routes?!

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