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cody137


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I have a about a 20 wide and 20foot tall space to to use for a practice wall. It's in a garage and has a bit of a roof to it. it is all sheetrocked. I don't know much about where to place holds, what kind of holds to get, how to place the holds, ect. If anyone has some experience or advice it is appreciated.


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Sheetrock? You going to have to drill and place t-nuts for holds, and use ply-wood.

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Holds are personal choice, but I'd get a mixed package. Use larger holds for overhanging parts and smaller holds down low for bouldering and to give your hands a good toughening. That's how I'd do it if I had the chance, right now I just have 5 really small squares of plywood screwed to the outside of my house. That and the trim makes a nice home-traverse.


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search the forums for good links, they are all over the site. i myself just built a wall and got tons of great info by just taking a few minutes to look around.


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Unfortunately, forum search is buggered. Only search with author name is allowed at this point.

I don't know much about home walls, but you might check out http://www.pawnclimbing.com/homewall/ The Indoor Gyms forum here at RC.com also has some posts about home walls.

Hope this helps.


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I love pusher holds. Go to http://www.pusher.com and check out their hold lines. I have yet to break a hold and have been climbing on mine for about 3 years...HARD. A T-nut broke on my wall and it took about a half hour, an axe and a sledge hammer to get a hold off...talk about indestructable. The texture is great too. Ok i'm done advertising for pusher...Anyway..You're lucky to have space like that and i'm sure you'll have a blast. As for route setting check out my post in this forum on that topic, there are some good ideas and a good link that I put up on setting. Also, go to the nearest gym and get some ideas. Use creativity. Everything else comes with experience. Good luck man


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this may help a bit and give you some ideas!!

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=13159&forum=24&51

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If you are on a budget just e-mail all the hold manufacturers you can get a hold of asking for seconds or discounted prices because you really need holds and are on a budget. Most hold manufacturers have a discount bin in their warehouse, but you have to ask if you can have them. I got my holds for cheap from ottsix, but you may find someone elses holds are cheaper and better, who knows!
Check out my article regarding this COMING SOON!!!!


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Home Climbing Gyms by Randy Leavitt will cost you $10, but has a bunch of usefull information. You can also find the same info on the web as well.


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