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By Woodchuck ATC
Oct 21, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

tks wrote:
Starting construction next week. My only question is the installation of the t-nuts: how big a hole do you drill? do you really just hammer them in? anybody got any tips?



7/16 hole with paddle drill works great for me. Pound in t-nuts are cheaper by bulk. IF you can get behind your wall to fix a loose one, they should be fine just hammered in LEVEL. Otherwise I glue the edges of each nut after pounding in flat(tedious but worth it to avoid spinners) with liquid nails or similar caulk like glue tubes.


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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Nov 3, 2011
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.

In September I hosted our 2nd Annual Bouldering Competition on my home woody. If you have the space I highly recommend doing something like this with your friends. It is a friendly comp with fun prizes; entry fee was a 6-pack of beer, dinner was provided (slow-roasted 17lbs of pork for carnitas), and prizes ranged from 1st-3rd for Mens/womens to best costume, best determination, best beer, etc.

Details on the competition can be found here:
andylibrande.com/news/2011/09/backyard-bouldering-comp-2011/>>>

Details on last year's comp can be found on the previous pages in this thread.

Additionally I built a new feature onto my wall with the purpose of housing the Boss hold which I picked up from Pusher.
www.pushergear.com/The-Boss_p_82.html The unpainted vertical wall on lookers left is the new section and it added quite a bit to the wall.

With the new section we set a route that was 15 moves and you couldn't really skip any of them. Pretty surprising with just a small home woody.

New Feature on the Wall built specifically to hold the Boss!!! <br /> <br />Photo from our Backyard Bouldering Comp 2011:  <br /> <br /><a href='http://andylibrande.com/news/2011/10/2011-backyard-bouldering-comp-recap/' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >andylibrande.com/news/2011/10/2011-backyard-bouldering-comp->>></a>
New Feature on the Wall built specifically to hold the Boss!!!

Photo from our Backyard Bouldering Comp 2011:

andylibrande.com/news/2011/10/2011-backyard-bouldering-comp->>>

Overhead view of the backyard. Advantage of having an outdoor climbing wall is that you can have a lot of people climbing on it at once. This is from our 2nd Annual Bouldering Competition.  <br /> <br /><a href='http://andylibrande.com/news/2011/10/2011-backyard-bouldering-comp-recap/' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >andylibrande.com/news/2011/10/2011-backyard-bouldering-comp->>></a>
Overhead view of the backyard. Advantage of having an outdoor climbing wall is that you can have a lot of people climbing on it at once. This is from our 2nd Annual Bouldering Competition.

andylibrande.com/news/2011/10/2011-backyard-bouldering-comp->>>

2011 Backyard Bouldering Comp Prizes.  <br /> <br />Men's/Women's 1st - 3rd.  <br />Best Costume <br />Best Determination <br />Most Bonus Holds <br />Midget's Unite (best determination for female climber) <br />Best Beer <br />Drunken Monkey (chug a beer and flash a hard problem) <br />
2011 Backyard Bouldering Comp Prizes.

Men's/Women's 1st - 3rd.
Best Costume
Best Determination
Most Bonus Holds
Midget's Unite (best determination for female climber)
Best Beer
Drunken Monkey (chug a beer and flash a hard problem)


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By Tim Hadfield
From Steamboat Springs, Co
Dec 14, 2011
Easy stuff at Rifle

I like to keep things fun and festive

Kevin gets a mid route PEZ from santa
Kevin gets a mid route PEZ from santa


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By Keith Perry
Dec 15, 2011

Our woody
Our woody


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By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 15, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Keith, is that a queen or full size landing pad? Looks sweet!


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By Keith Perry
Dec 15, 2011

Heres a shot looking the other way
Heres a shot looking the other way


Wood chuck its a full. We also added a horizontal panel on the bottom of the loft


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By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 15, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

crash pad hint: IF you have any old tires laying around, they make a great base surface layer under the mattress. The bounce you get from it is really nice. I"ve got a 30 inch thick pole vault pit stacked on top of tires and we can drop from 20 some feet high, flat on our backs and feel just great.


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By Keith Perry
Dec 15, 2011

Our garage also doubles as my workshop so the tires wouldn't really work.We have two matresses and a large pad that is 4'x8'x3" when fully open or 4'x4'x6" when folded in half that does the trick for our needs


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By S. Fischer
Dec 18, 2011
Pilot Mountain NC

Support beams cemented into my existing concrete pad.
Support beams cemented into my existing concrete pad.


Wall is attached to the support beams.
Wall is attached to the support beams.


Just finished my woodie this weekend. The frame is built from 1x1 steel tube and is bolted to 3" I-beams sunk down 18" in concrete.

14' at the high point with a slight overhang.


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By skymountain33
Dec 19, 2011

wow,so cool.


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By Keith Perry
Dec 19, 2011

Hey s fischer do you live where it doesnt freeze? 18 inches seems a little shallow to me generally ya would want to go down to 36 inches to get below the freeze line to prevent frost heave.


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By S. Fischer
Dec 19, 2011
Pilot Mountain NC

I'm in Central North Carolina, where the grass is lucky to see a frost or a dusting of snow. In addition to the 18" footers, it is tied into a pad that is 6" thick.

I'm not too worried about it...


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By Seth Derr
From harrisburg, pa
Dec 19, 2011
Hey there!

My garage.
My garage.


From the other view
From the other view


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By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 19, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

I like the yellow curved feature. You make that?


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By Dave77
From Watertown, NY
Dec 19, 2011
me in NH

My woody
My woody



woooooody


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By Seth Derr
From harrisburg, pa
Dec 19, 2011
Hey there!

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
I like the yellow curved feature. You make that?



A friend did. It's super cool, but if had one complaint it'd be that it's so curved that I can only put small holds on the front of it. That being said it was free, and it's pretty damn rad so i'm not bitching too much.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 20, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

I was guessing the curve affected the size of holds you could mount on it. But some small bucket holds should still work well. Features rock' on woody walls.


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By Seth Derr
From harrisburg, pa
Dec 20, 2011
Hey there!

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
I was guessing the curve affected the size of holds you could mount on it. But some small bucket holds should still work well. Features rock' on woody walls.



Yep i'm addicted to 'em. Keep making more and more. Soon my entire wall is going to be a feature. I had a lot of plywood left over from when i built it just laying around collecting dust, so i figured i'd put it to good use.


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By Javier L
From Asheville, NC
Dec 26, 2011
Bermuda, DWS

My woody! Not the bouldering wall I envisioned when I started planning, but training on these two and my metolius rock rings seems to be working out pretty well.

Set up of DRCC V5.12 hangboard on pull-up bar
Set up of DRCC V5.12 hangboard on pull-up bar



Nicros HIT system at 50 degrees(still working on the foot board)
Nicros HIT system at 50 degrees(still working on the foot board)


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By tks
From Boston, MA
Jan 6, 2012

woody 1
woody 1


woody 2
woody 2


finished this a week or so ago. it's about 12 feet long, 4 ft wide. It's screwed directly into the rafters in the attic, so the angle is around 45 degrees.

unfortunately i broke a t-nut last night... probably overtightened the bolt


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 6, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Hope you 'liquid nails' glued down the back side of the t-nuts. Keeps them from spinning or tearing out on an overtightened hold. I had a similiar setup screwed up the rafters of a barn at steep angle. Was absolutely a burn to climb that last 16 ft. of steep crimps.


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By tks
From Boston, MA
Jan 6, 2012

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Hope you 'liquid nails' glued down the back side of the t-nuts. Keeps them from spinning or tearing out on an overtightened hold. I had a similiar setup screwed up the rafters of a barn at steep angle. Was absolutely a burn to climb that last 16 ft. of steep crimps.


I got a little lazy toward the end, so i decided not to use any glue or epoxy. the other problem is that i used a 1/2 inch drill bit, so the holes are bigger than the t-nuts.

but the one that's broken so far isn't a spinner, the t-nut just broke! i've been really tightening the holds down hard, so maybe i need to back off...


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By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From Phoenix, AZ
Jan 7, 2012
Belay

Not exactly a "woody" per se, but here's my Metolius Simulator:


Hangboard
Hangboard



Hangboard 2
Hangboard 2


It is attached to the plywood with some small t-nuts, and there are 4 lag bolts attaching that to the studs in the wall. I plan on adding a couple of pinches to the lower corners soon.


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By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From Phoenix, AZ
Jan 7, 2012
Belay

Also, a question for hangboarders:

Does anyone know of an iPhone app that can do consecutive timer intervals of different durationss? For example, I'd love to have an app that can do:

15 sec.
30 sec.
15 sec.
30 sec.

...back-to-back. Or a more extensive list of times that automatically count down as each interval finishes, such as:

7 sec
3 sec
7 sec
3 sec
7 sec
3 sec
2 minutes
(repeat)

I'd love to be able to program an entire workout's worth of intervals and have it just go on its own with no further interaction needed once it has started. Anybody know of something that can do this?


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By JulianB
From Florence, SC
Jan 12, 2012
Mt. Rainier summit.

Do you guys have any suggestions for good places online to get hardware, specifically T-nuts and bolts for holds? Anywhere that takes Paypal would be preferable (have some extra Paypal cash that I'm hoping to use to help finance my wall construction).


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