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Xcilrozz


Oct 28, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Hi, i'm a eager climber and i wanted to make a bouldering wall at home. Does anyone have any experience or tips like prices, things i have to buy, climbing holds and stuff. Does anyone know how?

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Take a picture of the area you intend to build it in and post it in this thread. If you read 15 or so of the topics in this section you should get a good idea of what its gonna take.

Holds will cost about as much as the wall you build so try to have at least that much set aside for when its ready to climb on. Until you know how big of an area your wall will cover you can't know how much materials its gonna take.

Or you can wing it and your likely to end up with a little bit better than a campus board.


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Most basements are 8' tall and won't give you a lot of moves unless you traverse a lot. So consider a bouldering cave with panels on the ceiling. You can climb up and over and always traverse.

Use 3/4" plywood @ 24" stud centers or 5/8" @ 16" centers.
You'll want about 120 holes per panel... 1 hole / 6"
This gives you the ability to fine tune your problems.
Count about 30 holds per panel

I wouldn't build anything less than 5 panels. It will become boring fast.

As you can see the holds are by far the most expensive part of the wall

If you train alone or don't want to bother with a spotter, you'll want an 8" crash mat for those horizontal throws.


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http://www.rockclimbing.com/...1;page=unread#unread <----- this is a bit of progress updates on my 3rd home wall.

As was previously posted, it will depend largely on your available space & height. The KEY measurement being what I've been calling the "headprint". Its like a footprint except its the unobstructed space available on the ceiling. This is what determines what angles you can build and how to get the most sq ft for your space.


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My input would be to go with screw on holds. They're cheaper, and you can precisely locate them instead of having to put them where you placed your t-nut. I'm partial to Atomik holds, they're held up really well for me and I've had them on an outside wall.


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Hey, thanks for replying.I wasn't able to take a picture, but the wall is:
2,10 meters high (circa)
3 meters wide (circa)

Hope this helps


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2.1 meters= 6ft 10in high. This does not give a lot of options. Honestly the most climbable space will come from a straight 45* overhang wall.

Plywood comes in 8 foot x 4 foot sheets (2.44m x 1.22m). With a 10 inch (.25 m) kicker panel (which may not be enough) you can get 2 full sheets of plywood at 45*.

Thats what I would do with the available space.


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