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Thinking of building an indoor wall and wanted some feedback. The room is 11' by 12' with a slanting ceiling 8' to 10'. See photo attachments.
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I bet it's really easy to embed the photos into your post once you know how.


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Here's 2 views of my first design idea. The ugly wallpaper stands for climbing areas. The large wall is a zero angle traversing wall with some ceiling area climbable. The 45 degree wall is about 3' by 11'.
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Here's an alternate design, less expensive and less intrusive, but not as many options. I could make the large low angle wall adjustable from near zero to pretty high using chains or some other method.
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Thinking of building an indoor wall and wanted some feedback. The room is 11' by 12' with a slanting ceiling 8' to 10'. See photo attachments.





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csiebsen wrote:
Here's 2 views of my first design idea. The ugly wallpaper stands for climbing areas. The large wall is a zero angle traversing wall with some ceiling area climbable. The 45 degree wall is about 3' by 11'.




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csiebsen wrote:
Here's an alternate design, less expensive and less intrusive, but not as many options. I could make the large low angle wall adjustable from near zero to pretty high using chains or some other method.



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csiebsen wrote:
I bet it's really easy to embed the photos into your post once you know how.

Yeah, you have to click the link to an attached photo, copy its location, then imbed the photo into your pre-existing post by using the "edit" key.
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Completely depends on your climbing abilities now and where you want to be in the future.

If you're just starting out and want something fun for you and the kids then don't worry about anything over 30 degrees or so.

If you're going full on hard-core then 30 and 45 degree walls with no dihedrals and a spot for campus/hang board will be your goal.


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Thanks for the tips. Adding my SketchUp drawing so climb4free can take a look at it.

Dia a total redoo on the other end of the room, which is taller, but need to move a bookcase I spent so much time putting in, argh. Will post a drawing once I'm confortable with it.
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Revised version. a 15, 8 and 25 degree wall and a roof arete. Thanks to climb4free for the tips.

Use Sketchup to see the attached file to get the best view.

Let me know what you think. What would you change?



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My biggest concern would be kicking out/falling into the glass of those doors there.


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Good point, especially with my kids in there. I can probably rig up a piece of plywood that I can hang in front of those doors.


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csiebsen wrote:
Revised version. a 15, 8 and 25 degree wall and a roof arete. Thanks to climb4free for the tips.

Use Sketchup to see the attached file to get the best view.

Let me know what you think. What would you change?
[image]http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;postatt_id=6466;[/image]

This looks great! The next thing to think about would be: on your main wall surfaces, how many full sheets of ply will it require AND how many partials. Of those partials if any end up being very close to an even 4', you may want to adjust the angles of that particular wall just slightly to avoid an unneccesary cut.

Example would be, if it would require a 1' strip, maybe lessen the angle to eliminate the extra, or if it would require a 3' strip, steepen the angle to make it an even 4'.

Edited to add: I guess this only really applies to the wall on the left, as the other walls use the 4' width.

BTW: I love the roof arete. Does that go from the far side of the 25* wall and go diagonal to the near side of the 15*?


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climb4free wrote:
This looks great! The next thing to think about would be: on your main wall surfaces, how many full sheets of ply will it require AND how many partials. Of those partials if any end up being very close to an even 4',
Right, I'll keep an eye on that once I settle on a basic layout. SketchUp will be very handy for laying out plywood sheets and even the framing.

Also, I'm starting to like the idea of making the 10' low angle wall adustable. Put the bottom on some kind of hinge and use 3 chain lengths and hooks to set the angle. Should be able to adjust from under 10 degrees to close to 45 which gives a lot of flexibility from easy traverse to pretty intense overhanging routes.

Possibilities are endless. Cool


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I finished phase one, the adjustable wall, over Christmas. The wall adjusts from 0 to 45 degrees, but could add more chain for a steeper wall. wall has 1 ft footer and the wall is 9 feet by 6 feet.

Haven't climbed it much yet but I like that I can set up pretty easy V1 routes at 90 degrees then adjust it to V2, V3, etc by changing the angle without changing any holds.

The wall is surprisingly sturdy at 20 degrees, but I still may add a bracket to help secure it.






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