Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Home Climbing Wall Getting There
I have finished the first phase of our home climbing wall and I am pretty happy with the results. Nothing fancy, just an 8 foot-wide 40 degree overhang. I built it primarily to serve as a stand in if there are time issues preventing climbing outside so I can get a quick session done in the time it takes to drive to Boulder and back. The second phase will be a steeper overhanging section tacked on the left side. I have a lot of e-grip holds on it as I really believe they are the best designed holds out there but there are others including vintage Yaniro and Metolius grips. Probably too many thin crimps for most tastes. It seems that good holds are expensive and cheap ones are, well, cheap for a reason. There are remains from CATS as well as a panel from the late Paradise Rock Gym so the wall is a bit of a scrap book as well.