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cpowers15


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So here is my first attempt at a sketch up of what I would like my garage bouldering wall to look like:



I also need to be able to store the Xterra in the garage (2 car) as that is what gets me out to gyms and crags. For the time being, this will be the only vehicle in the garage, but quickly there will be 2. And no, I don't plan on climbing with the vehicles in there, I just want to still be able to use both bays



I am looking for any advice, recommendations, or lessons learned from anyone that has built a wall at their home or are have cool ideas on building a wall. I really like the idea of an overhang to build strength, but it was kind of tricky incorporating that in a space that I'd still like to use for storing a vehicle.

Last thing is I'm looking for any suggestions on holds. I've picked up a couple used ones from the gyms I've been going to and I ordered a "free" sample pack from Atomik. The Climb So Ill "grips" have caught my attention but I'm open to anything. Thanks in advance!


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Easily fits two SUV's under there. If I were to do it over again, I would reconsider the short roof on the bottom right, and either take it out completely, or move it to the left side.


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If I were to do it over again, I would reconsider the short roof on the bottom right, and either take it out completely, or move it to the left side.

Thanks for the input I appreciate it! As soon as I start the actual building I will be sure to include some updates


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northfacejmb wrote:
[IMG]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p149/northfacejmb/08-29-08_1456.jpg[/IMG]

Easily fits two SUV's under there. If I were to do it over again, I would reconsider the short roof on the bottom right, and either take it out completely, or move it to the left side.

That is an awesome setup. Jealous.


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Now that we actually closed on the house, construction on the wall has begun. The design has changed a little bit now that I know the actual dimensions of the garage, but its getting there




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The wall is progressing a little further. A few sheets are up with some holds so now its climb-able between building sessions. The sheets that are up are textured with coarse sandy paint and then covered with some cheap grey interior/exterior paint. It grips the holds well but tends to scrape off a little easier than I would like.



Any recommendations on a clear coat or surface that will hold up a little better?
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climb4free


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cpowers15 wrote:
Any recommendations on a clear coat or surface that will hold up a little better?

I reccomend coverage in the following order:
(1st) - Plywood, bare plywood
(2nd) - Nicrotex, commercially manufactured, I have not had any peeling (except for elbow & knuckle skin)


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climb4free wrote:
I reccomend coverage in the following order:
(1st) - Plywood, bare plywood
(2nd) - Nicrotex, commercially manufactured, I have not had any peeling (except for elbow & knuckle skin)

Thank you much! That is exactly what I was looking for!


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Looks really good. I especially like how you worked in the flared (obtuse) angles to the right of your steepest section and what will be to the left of your 15*ish wall.

Keep up the good work and don't forget to train on it... :)


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climb4free wrote:
Looks really good. I especially like how you worked in the flared (obtuse) angles to the right of your steepest section and what will be to the left of your 15*ish wall.

Keep up the good work and don't forget to train on it... :)

thanks! that's exactly what I've been doing as of late and here is all of it together (at this point). Talk of going up into the attic has begun






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That is awesome! I am jealous of both.

How much was the cost of that all said and done with a decent amount of holds?

How thick is your plywood? Nicrotex?


TF


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Tfinney110 wrote:
That is awesome! I am jealous of both.

How much was the cost of that all said and done with a decent amount of holds?

How thick is your plywood? Nicrotex?


TF

some 1/2" some 3/4" plywood and the 2x4's came out to $132.37 (but I had some 2x4's in the house)
500 Tee Nuts was $65.52 - and I should have bought those with Element climbing since they ship bulk tee nuts free
wood screws and paint - $104.59. I ended up using coase sand textured paint with an outdoor coating over it. Wouldn't recommend it. I've yet to have a hold spin and it's textured pretty well, but errant feet rub it off pretty well.

So just around $300 I think for the actual construction. I think there are just under 200 holds on the wall right now and I only bought about 85 of those. A 60 metolious pack was $99 on amazon and I bought a few used holds from some gyms as well as "free" sample packs from a few places online. The rest have come from friends that want to come over and climb


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