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By coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Mar 2, 2010
Indian Creek Climbing

Wow!

Tony Vavricka wrote:
Here's what I'm hiding above my garage.


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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
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>>>

Optimus Prime Owns my Climbing Wall:


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

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


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By Monomaniac
Administrator
From Morrison, CO
Apr 1, 2010
Insurrection, 5.14c.  Photo Adam Sanders.

SICK!!!

(I want that)


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By Woodchuck ATC
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 maybe 10 inches deep.
Small triangular chunk, about 24 inches long and maybe 10 inches deep.


Giant 'fang thing hanging down 5 ft, at height of over 9 ft from ground. 3 sided feature.
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 horizontal jam crack in between them.  About 5 ft. overall length, over 14 inches in depth.
Up and down triangular shapes, with a sloping horizontal jam crack in between them. About 5 ft. overall length, over 14 inches in depth.


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By Stormeh
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


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By Ricky Martin
From Davis, CA
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.


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By Dustin Clelen
From Boulder, CO
May 4, 2010
Psyched to finally top out on Half Dome.  Photo by Matt Spohn

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


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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
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.


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By Dustin Clelen
From Boulder, CO
May 10, 2010
Psyched to finally top out on Half Dome.  Photo by Matt Spohn

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).


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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
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.



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By Kevin Brooks Henry
From Iowa City, IA
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.


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By Woodchuck ATC
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.


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By Christopher Jones
From Denver, Colorado
May 20, 2010
Climbing So Wild at Thunder Ridge photo by Kevin McLaughlin.

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 and climb in your long underwear.
After skiing session. Just take your ski pants off and climb in your long underwear.


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By Monty
From Golden, CO
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.


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By kachoong
From The Outback, Texas
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?


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By Woodchuck ATC
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


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By smithygreg
From Portland,OR
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!


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By Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
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.


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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Jun 1, 2010
modern man

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.


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By Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Jun 1, 2010
OMG, I winz!!!

I've seen that before but doesn't it shake when you climb?


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By Kevin Stricker
From Evergreen, CO
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!


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By Mark Kauz
From Madison, WI
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.


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By kachoong
From The Outback, Texas
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!


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By Woodchuck ATC
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.


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
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:





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