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forrestburke1


May 10, 2011, 2:04 AM
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I came across a great deal for buying a bunch of plywood with t nuts and about 300 different climbing holds. Now the only issue is where to build the damn thing. I don't have anywhere indoors so I was thinking about making a free standing wall with an overhang and two vertical walls on the side with a roof so it would be kinda like a lean to. Any input would be appreciated. thanks


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Hi man, a fair amount of time you'll need a concrete foundation in order to anchor the metal construction that should carry the plywood. The second option, in case you don't have a concrete foundation is to make a solid platform to carry the weight.
Both options are for self standing wall which in general is tougher compare to attached wall(a climbing wall attached to an existing solid wall or metal columns).
I hope that helps.


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forrestburke1 wrote:
I came across a great deal for buying a bunch of plywood with t nuts and about 300 different climbing holds. Now the only issue is where to build the damn thing. I don't have anywhere indoors so I was thinking about making a free standing wall with an overhang and two vertical walls on the side with a roof so it would be kinda like a lean to. Any input would be appreciated. thanks

If you have a grassed area, sinking around 7 10ft treated posts (2 ft under) would get you the majority of your boxed frame on top of providing a solid base. Once the 4x8 sheets are on the posts will be well secured, but can put in some cross supports too (i would). Then its just a case of getting some angled metal slaves to extend for the overhang.

Obviously metal frame would see a longer life.. but wood it an option.

I hope im thinking of the same kinda wall design as you ;p. A box with 3 walls, missing wall would be access to the inside where the roof climb is?.


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ceebo wrote:
forrestburke1 wrote:
I came across a great deal for buying a bunch of plywood with t nuts and about 300 different climbing holds. Now the only issue is where to build the damn thing. I don't have anywhere indoors so I was thinking about making a free standing wall with an overhang and two vertical walls on the side with a roof so it would be kinda like a lean to. Any input would be appreciated. thanks

If you have a grassed area, sinking around 7 10ft treated posts (2 ft under) would get you the majority of your boxed frame on top of providing a solid base. Once the 4x8 sheets are on the posts will be well secured, but can put in some cross supports too (i would). Then its just a case of getting some angled metal slaves to extend for the overhang.

Obviously metal frame would see a longer life.. but wood it an option.

I hope im thinking of the same kinda wall design as you ;p. A box with 3 walls, missing wall would be access to the inside where the roof climb is?.

Sinking posts to a depth of two feet will work in some areas. Talking to a local contractor will let you know where the frost line is in your area. Some areas, you'll have to set posts more than three feet deep. Backfilling posts with gravel is also not a bad call.


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Check with your local electrical utility and ask if the y give away used utility poles when they plant new ones. When I asked, they picked the best 6 they had and dropped them off in my driveway for me for $0!

Now I just need to find a deal like you got for the rest.


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