I have a woody!!!!

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I have a woody!!!!

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:52 pm

Finally, after what has seemed like a never ending planning / budgeting process I finally got around to building a home climbing wall aka a woody in my garage. It is about 95% complete with Phase I at this point (still have lots of holds to bolt on and I am adding top rope anchors to the ceiling) but I am really pleased with how well it turned out - I thought some of you might enjoy some photos of the construction process, (FYI the rings in the photos are part of our home Crossfit gym that we installed last spring):


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Vertical wall sleepers and angled wall 2x10 end plates installed. Note the string tied to the hangers that I used to determine cut angles.
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Framing mostly done. Cutting the angled 2x10s was super stressful. I rechecked the measurements about a dozen times before I got the nerve to cut the first one. Came out perfect though.
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With the blocking in the framing here is complete
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More to follow...
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:56 pm

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First panels going on, of course we couldn’t wait to bolt on a few holds
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All the panels on with the first round of holds bolted on
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Wall as it is now, so far there are 7 established routes. I have discovered that the process of bolting holds and setting routes is about as much work as building the whole structure itself, a lot more fun though.
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Stats:
Wall Height – 13’
Overhang Angle - ~25 degrees
Final number of holds – ~ 400

Phase II will involve another section to the left of the existing wall where you can see a squat rack now and panels / holds on the ceiling.


Anyone else out there have home gyms they’d like to share photos of?
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Postby bergsteigen » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:10 pm

Nice!!! I've always wanted to do this! Though I don't think my garage is tall enough...
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby Johnson » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:11 pm

I wish I had a woody.... :cry:
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby mrmuffins00 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:37 pm

I used to have one running up my parents chimney when i was younger, its alot of fun. Though it was a little skinny.
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby ameristrat » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:49 pm

I got a woody looking at that... :-D
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:02 pm

Here is the main reason we built this, our daughter checking out the first route we set up, Anna's Red Ladder.

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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby mtgirl » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:58 pm

Now that's a woody to be proud of ! \:D/
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby sunny1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:13 pm

I have woody envy. :mrgreen:
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby JDip » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:00 pm

I don't even have an address right now. I travel full time. But that is freekin sweet my friend! Congrats! When I'm done traveling and saving, I want to buy a house and make a bouldering room! Inspiring! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby Carl » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:01 pm

its_not_a_tuba wrote:Anyone else out there have home gyms they’d like to share photos of?


That's a good looking woody. Here's a shot of my wife enjoying mine.

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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby TallGrass » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:46 pm

its_not_a_tuba wrote:Here is the main reason we built this, our daughter checking out the first route we set up, Anna's Red Ladder.

And the crash pad is . . .
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