/ climbing holds onto rock
I'd forgotten about those photos!
A spare bit of rock..sounds intriguing..
You can get expansion bolts though which you can drill into the rock and then place bolts into just like normal. They're the ones you get in kids traversing walls although I reckon they'd probably still work fine.
Like the ones down the page a bit here:
Thanks for your replies. I live in Cornwall in an old mining area - that's how I've got a spare mini cliff to use!
tracyclimber... pop a couple of volumes on it too :o)
i think a bouldering wall in your back garden sounds great.. but would still be frustrating when it rains though.
we;re in the process of acquiring materials and holds for the wall we;re going to build in our garage... really excited about it.
> we;re in the process of acquiring materials and holds for the wall we;re going to build in our garage... really excited about it.
I've been considering building a free standing wall i one of my large rooms upstairs. Been considering just using some of the Plywood off cuts i've got lying about as holds, going to use a router to take off the sharp edges and use some as small slopers, footchips and pinches. Will save me some money on brightly coloured plastic.
When i can acquire enough decent bits of plywood from dead speakers (who'd have thought being a bit of an ex raver would be useful? haha) to save me having to buy all the boards brand new!
Other factors are pondering the design, mine has to be free standing, and also i need to decide if i'm going to incorporate both sides and a little bit of a roof. And then deciding the angles!
wooden holds will be better on your skin too
I got an idea for mine, its going to be built out of a wall with a fireplace, so i'm thinking central main board 30-32 degrees, and then making the recesses either side 45 degrees.
Then make one side a small slab and the other side something horrid like 35 degrees for a metre then 50 degrees up to where it meets the main board and the roof. Will leave the the first metre or so from the base of that 45 just following the wall, so i get a kind of little sit start 'cave' on that side.
So some fiddly angle cutting at least!
You can, either with expanding or resin inserts, there are loads available. You'll also have to mount the holds against a rubber backing or they'll crack on the uneven rock. That or grind the rock flat.
Personally I'd build a board in the garage or spare room if you want to train.
What about chipping/altering it rather than drilling holds onto it ?
Not as if it's a crag for others to use so you can do what you like.
For slopers etc you may need to buy holds but for smaller holds drilling/chipping should do.
Quick, easy and cheap.
Just a thought.
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