Forums: Climbing Information: Beginners:
Getting started
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Beginners

Premier Sponsor:

 


Krypt


Jan 26, 2012, 6:29 AM
Post #1 of 6 (1341 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 15, 2012
Posts: 6

Getting started
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Just about to put together my own climbing/traversing wall. Only have 44 holds at present & wanting to build something that I & the kids can use. Looking for any tips on how to get the best out of the holds & space that I have. Wall is about 8 feet high & 12-15 feet long to start with depending on how I rearrange the garden.

No climbing experience & I expect the kids to kick my butt at what ever gets builtLaugh

Cheers


donwanadi


Jan 26, 2012, 6:43 AM
Post #2 of 6 (1334 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 19, 2011
Posts: 170

Re: [Krypt] Getting started [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

I'd say you'll need to go down to your local climbing gym and throw one of the route setters some bills to put up a few V0s and V1s on your wall.

I think you may also be able to download templates for routes.

I'm not flaming but it seems like between this and the fingerboard you are trying to do a lot of training for climbing but you don't climb?


(This post was edited by donwanadi on Jan 26, 2012, 6:51 AM)


njrox


Jan 26, 2012, 7:23 AM
Post #3 of 6 (1309 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 12, 2011
Posts: 251

Re: [donwanadi] Getting started [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

an 8 foot wall for you and your kids? Don't bother bringing in a route setter, haha...have fun!


Krypt


Jan 26, 2012, 7:58 AM
Post #4 of 6 (1294 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 15, 2012
Posts: 6

Re: [donwanadi] Getting started [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

donwanadi wrote:
I think you may also be able to download templates for routes.

I'll look for those thanks.

donwanadi wrote:
I'm not flaming but it seems like between this and the fingerboard you are trying to do a lot of training for climbing but you don't climb?

Don't do things by halves, if I'm going to do a new sport/endeavor I like to do it properly.

Does climbing over garages, walls & up trees for hours as a kid count for my climbing experience?Laugh

I've trained for over 25 years in a lot of things & climbing is the next thing I want to tackle not only for myself but also as something I can enjoy with the rest of the family. Once the kids see me doing & enjoying they'll be all over the wall like a swarm of ants..more so if they think they can beat dad..lol


(This post was edited by Krypt on Jan 26, 2012, 8:04 AM)


Krypt


Jan 26, 2012, 8:00 AM
Post #5 of 6 (1292 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 15, 2012
Posts: 6

Re: [njrox] Getting started [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

njrox wrote:
an 8 foot wall for you and your kids? Don't bother bringing in a route setter, haha...have fun!

Intend to have fun. That's what sports are all about. Once we've conquered the "8 foot wall" I might just talk the wife into letting me put a route all the way up the side of the houseTongue


bigredscowboy


Mar 13, 2012, 9:48 AM
Post #6 of 6 (879 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 30, 2007
Posts: 138

Re: [Krypt] Getting started [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

ebay/craigslist buy used. You will be thankful


Forums : Climbing Information : Beginners

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$26.96 (10% off)
$7.16 (10% off)
$8.75 (10% off)
$67.28 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook