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azon_123


May 27, 2013, 8:44 AM
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Help figure out if it's possible to make this rock face into a bouldering wall
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Hello,

My apologies if this sounds completely stupid. I work with an NGO that runs a village school in the mountains of Kashmir, India. There is this rock face that I'd like to attach climbing holds to, so that the kids could be introduced to rock climbing. It's too flat for them to climb it now. I've attached a photo of what the rock looks like. Could you please help? I could get a local carpenter to follow a set of instructions if possible.

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Azon
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azon_123 wrote:
Hello,

My apologies if this sounds completely stupid. I work with an NGO that runs a village school in the mountains of Kashmir, India. There is this rock face that I'd like to attach climbing holds to, so that the kids could be introduced to rock climbing. It's too flat for them to climb it now. I've attached a photo of what the rock looks like. Could you please help? I could get a local carpenter to follow a set of instructions if possible.

Cheers

Azon




It doesn't look like a great place for climbing, but if you're totally set on it...


You can get some adhesive (like Liquid Nails) and glue on some small flat rocks to the face. Be sure to prepare the surface of the main face and the "holds" by scrubbing the gluing surfaces with a wire brush to remove any loose dust/dirt, otherwise the adhesive won't hold very well.

If you want to be able to rearrange or clean the holds like in a climbing gym then you'll need to use concrete drop-in anchors and bolt-on climbing holds.

Most importantly; prepare the landing surface by making it as flat as possible and then adding some sort of padding (like bouldering crash pads). That pile of rubble looks like a broken ankle just waiting to happen.

There's so much more to consider in this kind of undertaking but at least that's a start.

Good luck.


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azon_123 wrote:
Hello,

My apologies if this sounds completely stupid. I work with an NGO that runs a village school in the mountains of Kashmir, India. There is this rock face that I'd like to attach climbing holds to, so that the kids could be introduced to rock climbing. It's too flat for them to climb it now. I've attached a photo of what the rock looks like. Could you please help? I could get a local carpenter to follow a set of instructions if possible.

Cheers

Azon

why not hooking up with group gym climbers and let them come to Kashmir to set it up for you ?

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