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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:24 pm 
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Hey guys

I am trying to decide upon wall designs for a climbing gym in my old store room with the following measurements (L5.7m X W2.57m X H2.33m). I have looked at Metoluis how to build a climbing wall guide and several other websites but can't find any designs that will develop my overall climbing ability.

Any comments or suggestions would be great thanks

Ryan


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:12 am 
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How about a Moon Board? All you really need is a overhanging board with a bunch of good grips. Then design problems according to what you want to improve at.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:19 pm 
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Need 3.2m height for a Ben moon wall but if you can it's a win. On his website he gives the exact dimensions the wall needs.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:58 am 
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The 2.57 w of the room won't give you much to work with. I'd put in the steepest board you can fit, leaving circa 0.5 m space between the top of the board and the back wall, so you don't go smacking into the wall if you swing off near the top. Or pad the back wall out!

Not sure what angle that would give you, you go the math! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:22 pm 
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Ryan I have a wall in an room with very similar dimensions - the width on mine is a little bigger, say 2.9 m but my roof is also pretty low.

I first put a 50 degree wall on one of the widths (i.e. 2.9 m wide) and a 15 degree wall along one of the lengths joining the 50 degree. I also put a roof on but that is probably not worth the work. 15 degree is great for endurance or crimps, 50 degree is good for power and systems training. i kept the kick board small (about 15cm) because i didn't have much height.

If you are in CT you are welcome to have a look at it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:46 pm 
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Chris F wrote:
Not sure what angle that would give you, you go the math! :lol:


So if you go for wide over steep - with a 0.5m gap - that's 48 degrees. The opposite config would be roughly 42 degrees.

So presumably you would go 5.7m wide, with a roof coverage of 2.07m (with the 0.5m buffer) and a vertical height of 2.33m. Our good old friend Pythagoras would tell us that the length of the board would be 3.11m X 5.7m.

Who says school maths has no real life application :cyclops:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:38 pm 
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There you go then! I've done similar number crunching for one to go in my garage, remembered using Silly Old Hens Cackle and Hop Til Old Age. Then just used an online calculator!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:14 pm 
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I've climbed at a wall with probably those dimensions where panels were put on both sides of the room so that the panels almost met at the top, I would not recommend this unless you want to do lots of traversing as the problems were not steep or long enough to enjoy, but it was good for endurance as you could climb around the room in circles.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:43 pm 
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THis is what i'd do.

Yes its to scale. Not sure of the angles


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:07 pm 
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What, stand around with your hands in your pockets? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:44 am 
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Very cool! Nice one :thumright

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:33 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:16 am 
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Nice drawing, I would not bother with the roof section.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:45 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:51 pm 
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Baldrick, are you not concerned you will be hitting that ladder if you swing off? Otherwise good work!

dingledangle, good response and good design, but what angle have you got for the small section on the right? I would have thought anything more than 15 degrees would close off too much of the main board.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:26 pm 
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This is what Alex Bester and myself came up with. Thank you to Tyron Hopf and Hannes de Meyer for helping this little wall become true.

4.88x3.66m(5 panels) at 45 degrees
Tested to the weight of 5 people trying to snap it.

soooo much fun.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:08 am 
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Very Smart,

How far do the support poles stick into the ground?

Did you cast them in concrete or just bury them deep?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:05 am 
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Very nice. Hope it faces south or it will be a bit sweaty.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:14 pm 
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The holes are 1.5m deep and there is 800kg of cement holding the fort down:) Unfortunately not south, but west, horrible from 1-4pm, but the rest of the day is great.

Ebert Nel


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:11 pm 
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Since the post reads "Building a Climbing wall at my home" and there seems to be quite a bit of I'll show you mine if you
show me yours male posturing going on. I thought I might join the conversation.
How's this smile for a kids first climb?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:49 pm 
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Mike Behr is cheating!~Just how many have you built Mike....

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 11:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:04 am 
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Ideal angle is 40 deg, but with a restricted height of 2.33m I would max out at 45 deg. I would include a min 400mm kickboard to optimise space. Panels come in 2.44m wide x 1.22m so you would only need 3. 18mm pine panels are the best. Best holds to train on are those nice round edges and "rugby balls". Stay away from too many incut buckets [no workout] and tiny edges [injuries].

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:19 am 
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Ebert I like your wall, looks good.


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