/ Pulhamite climbing wall in your garden
You can imagine where my train of thought went after seeing this. How feasible do you think it is to construct a massive wooden frame in your garden, cover it in pulhamite and fashion a few V5s into it (other grades are available)?
It'd be intrinsically weather proof. I imagine feasibility all comes down to how strong the 'rock' is.
Anyone tried such a thing?
Would it not just get Really dull though?? After you've done all the routes then surely its a bit useless?
Still seems like a cool idea though!!
Good point, but the training wall I built in my garage is really dull and I've changed the holds around loads of times.
> Good point, but the training wall I built in my garage is really dull and I've changed the holds around loads of times.
I don't think having one set of holds permanently in place will remotely solve that problem. Find that Malc Smith video about setting problems on a small wall, focusing on footwork. It's on the net somewhere.
I use a board that me and a pal built in his tiny spare room; making creative moves is definitely a black art and in my opinion making them to work to your weaknesses is harder again. But I don't think a permanent wall outside will help.
But imagine building a freaking huge roof in your back garden. ^_^
How about a 'proper' rock wall/boulder/cave with some bolt holes and tee-nuts to chuck a few different holds every now and then? Much like some of the walls at Mile End and the Castle, but more 'rocky'?
To be honest I think the enjoyment of just building a massive 'boulder' in your back garden over a summer could be more enjoyable in itself than the climbing you get out of it.
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