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Poll: Do you have a woody?
I have a woody at home I train on. 13 / 43%
I do not have a woody. 17 / 57%
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quas


Mar 1, 2010, 8:36 AM
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I was thinking of building a woody and wondered how many other climbers have one. Since I live a about 150 miles away from my home crag, I need it for mid week training. Can you measure the results grade wise? Do you climb a grade of two higher because you have that immediate access to training? Is it worth the money invested in wood and hardware and holds not to mention the dedication of the space. Should I drive the 30 miles to the gym instead.


dumbsocrates


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I don't have a woody, 'cause I'm girl.... oh, wait... that's not what we're talking about Wink


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i don't have one, yet. i live in dorms on campus but next year when my roommates and me move into a house i'm building one. don't know how they compare, but the money for a membership/gas would add up over time. the space is hard to give up though, i'm sure.


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I'm about 120 miles from my "local" crag. and 10-30 miles away from various gyms.

and I do have a woody, but I use it more for stress relief then training.


quas


Mar 1, 2010, 9:03 AM
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Is that inside your home? What about the chalk dust?


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quas wrote:
Is that inside your home? What about the chalk dust?

There is this thing called a vacuum.


meanandugly


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Every morning.

But to be serious, I train on other things when not climbing and I work at a gym so I have no need for one.


shrug7


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It's in the garage. Chalk is not a big deal, but I tend to use it sparingly. (The saw dust from when I built it and the additions to it afterward are a bigger problem).
But now there are two new rules in my house now:
1.) No climbing shoes in the house.
2.) No chalk in the house.
3.) Don't let the black lab near the chalk bucket.


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meanandugly


Mar 1, 2010, 9:13 AM
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Good rules.


quas


Mar 1, 2010, 9:17 AM
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I have stuff I do pull ups on. a bar and hang board, but its not the same. i do abb work to.


quas


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shrug7 wrote:
3.) Don't let the black lab near the chalk bucket.

The lab could do some damage in a fun way. I can see it now. Black dog /white nose.


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granite_grrl


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I think what you're able to get out of having a home wall is equivalent to how much you're able to put into the training. If you are very good at creating a schedule and following through, and good at pushing your self in a less than inspiring environment the you'll get a lot out of it. Otherwise, don't waste your time and money. Go to the climbing gym and see if you can get yourself a training partner there to help you out.

BTW - the Self Coached Climber has some excellent exercises and training schedule suggestions.


RyanJames1984


Mar 1, 2010, 12:11 PM
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I know a lot of people that build their own home woodies and never use them. Of my friends that have woodies, not a single one of them use it by themselves. The only way you will get real pysched on a home woody is if you have lots of people come over and get pysched with you. The building materials don't cost that much relatively speaking but the holds do. Start saving up now. Also, you need to know what angles to create. I see time and time again people building home woodies with the wrong angles. They either get sick of it real quick and never use it, or, they never improve. Make sure to seek out some advice on the angles.
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patmay81


Mar 1, 2010, 12:19 PM
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we need another option:
"I have a woody at home I don't train on"


cornstateclimber


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i built a woody at home when i first got into climbing. it was a 20'x8' wall that had a slight backwards lean to it. i trained constatntly on it, and then decided to build one in my garage too. the garage was nice because of the weather and winters i could heat it. then the appeal just went away after 4 or 5 years. now iv seperated from my wife and she got the house and i sold the holds! but man do i wish now that i still had it to train on! now im getting fat and lazy with no climbing for 50 miles to nearest gym!


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I have one in my garage and use it as my primary source of training when there's stoopit snow on the ground and i can't get outside. Ryan does have a point, it's way more fun when a bunch of people come over, but i still use it by myself at least 1-2 times a week. It's actually kind of nice to go out to the garage, put on some tunes, and get some me time in. I think angles and transitions are key to making one that won't bore you, and of course lots of different holds from different companies help too.


quas


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I wish I could edit the poll, but I cannot find an option to do that.

I totally agree with having parrtners to train with for more motivation.

As far as angle goes, I have garage with an attic space. I would just use the existing pitch of the roof. Its a 12:12 so 45 degrees.


shrug7


Mar 1, 2010, 12:50 PM
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What's wrong with having one for fun?


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ive got a spare room i turned into a small gym cost me about a grand(including holds) but it is 35' long and 16' high. has a vert slab, a roof section, and a 15 degree incline. use it alot but i have tons of options with it. i started witha 8x10 and that got boring quick. i guess either go big or go home.


patmay81


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pdpcardsfan wrote:
i started witha 8x10 and that got boring quick. i guess either go big or go home.
exactly, my wall is only 10w x 14h, it sucks.
i'd rather climb mossy granite in the rain than my woody. I'd rather pay $14 to climb at the gym than climb my woody.
I'd rather go to the bar and have a pitcher and a fatty burger than climb my woody.
you get the idea.


quas


Mar 2, 2010, 9:56 AM
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I'm sorry you feel that way. I have a freind that has one that is 12 x 20 of so. About 600+ holds. Its fun, but a lengthy drive to get there. So I want one at home. We can alternate climbing together for more varietyI think.


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Mar 2, 2010, 10:03 AM
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Typical brilliant poll. include two conditions in the first possible answer but don't include both conditions in the second.

I have a woody. I don't train on it. There is no place to vote for that set of conditions so I can't vote. Thanks.

Dave


quas


Mar 9, 2010, 9:34 AM
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I am sorry, Dave, but I cannot change it now. I am not a professional at generating polls and never represented myself as such. But you still have the option of voting. You can vote in a reply to the thread. Your vote would be greatly appreciated. Should I mark it down that you have a woody but do not train on it?


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Mar 9, 2010, 10:22 AM
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I built one in my garage about 2 years ago, and I use it by myself about 3-4 days a week. I have two little kids, so spending multiple hours at the climbing gym is not an option right now. I am able to train quickly and efficiently. Also, it is really fun to set problems that I can't do and gradually work them. To answer your question, I definitely see significant results.

They are expensive though. Mine has been about $1000 without holds. This is what it looks like, for reference. It is about 25'x10'.



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I have a woody in my garage. 8ft wide 12 ft long 45 degrees. I use it every once in a while. Like another user said i use it mostely to burn off steam. It is a bit short to actualy train on. When in college i built a cave for the school that was three sides, 45, 30 and 15 degrees and a roof connecting them all. It was about 8 feet tall. That got all of us pretty strong. I would say that would be the minimum size to actualy get fit on.

You are going to spend about 150 dollard on per 8x12 foot section for lumber and then doubble that on holds atlest. so you are out 500 just to get a small little woody.

Better to go to they gym for training i'd say but nothing beats playing with your woody!

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