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AdventureDan71


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i am trying to add some features to a smooth wall (i.e. a pyramid or other funky shaped thing) but i can't find any plans to build it online. i think i have a basic grasp of the actual design and construction of the features but i am stumped on how to actually connect them to the wall. Making them permanent is an option but if anyone has any other ideas that would be great.

dan


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like... this?
http://www.routesetter.com/...nt-volumes/#more-157


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sweetness thats exactly what i was looking for i didnt know quite the correct terminology so "S E A R C H "ing wasnt working out

thanks for the scoop

dan


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Awesome DIY on volumes! Thanks!


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I've made some three sided pyramids and a four sided diamond. Start with three sided pyramid. I think it was Edge who has a brief post about the basics with pictures here. Do a search for "DIY volume". Basically a full sheet of plywood ripped in half to get a 2x8. Then you mark each side so you get three of the same size triangles. You then have to offset by the width of the plywood (should use as close to 3/4 in as you can).

for mounting i used a 2x6 brace in the back with a fixed 8inx1in carraige bolt. Drill a whole in your plywood and attach with steel plate to the bracings of your wall. Not as mobile, but the weight is carried on the bracing as opposed to a t-nut. They get quite heavy. Use lots of liquid nails and perimiter screws.

http://mountainproject.com/v/107336254

Candy apple red paint mixed in with some texture for garage floors. in retrospect i would mix in some epoxy glue or a polyurethane glue to increase hardness, the paint has started to peal after about six months when you remove holds.

any questions feel free to pm me. I dont have any my drawings anymore. The hardest part of going beyond three sides is getting the angles correct.

GoogleSketch is helpful but difficult to use.

Cheers
T


Edit: it was Edge not Angry
and here you go
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ing=Volumes;#2471197

(This post was edited by rock_fencer on Nov 17, 2011, 10:51 AM)


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