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Topic - Anyone built a climbing wall volume before?

Infinite Granite - on 01 Mar 2013
Specifically fibreglass ones? Me and a friend are building a tall thin one so that we can hand jam our way up the local wall.

They gave us some instructions which are as follows:

- Create a frame out of plywood
- Fill with expanding foam
- Remove frame and carve hardened foam to desired shape
- Layers of fibreglass and resin go on
- Once hardened, trim edges, wet and dry sand it
- Paint appropriately.

Won't have any holds bolted onto it so not worried about t-nuts. It will be attached to the wall with screws through a....flange....around the edge.

Does that sound about right?
Roughly how many layers of fibreglass do you reckon will be needed to make it strong enough? I've done plenty of fibreglassing before but thats always been on yachts and dingys so not sure about a structure like this.
Keep the foam inside the volume? Or take it out?

Any hints/tips?

Cheers all!

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