the whole point of this blog is to help others with all the questions they have about setting up a similar home climbing gym, and ramble about a variety of climbing related subjects.
There is a variety of subjects... most involving rock climbing, written about on this blog. MAKING VOLUMES OR CLIMBING HOLDS, is probably one of the more popular subjects. just check the labels links or search bar to find your fancy.
of course if you want to go back and start from the beggining, please do! to that end, if there are any question let me know ... i encourage you to add comments for others to read or if you want to get me directly you can email me at treadwallproject@hotmail.com
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME, READ THE MUST READ LIST.... oh!, ...and you have to fight!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Boards & Holds

years ago i bought one of those metolius hangboards which i then hung in entry way to my bedroom. also, a while back i began experimenting with making my own holds for use in the climbing gym i used to work for. (don't worry i'll feed you baby birds, that will be another post ...or three!) so, point being, i decide that i would remount my hangboard and make a place for testing my new holds at the same time!
**Note: the piton on which i have hung my chalk back!
I dont have too much to say about this topic other than... do not go to the hardware store or climbing vendors to buy you t-nuts! you will pay out of the ass. Fastenal seems to work for me as a supplier (there is a set of links on one of these pages for all your hardware needs). also, you want 3/8in diameter, buy the screw in one if you want to spend a lot or the 4 or 6 prong nuts. avoid the three prong ones, as i have found from working at the gym that they arent as stable and you will replace them far too often! Really this only counts as a set up to building the bouldering wall, volumes, and making holds! oh and it shows the point to keep training while this is going on!
(future topics: Battle for the Yard!, hold making, Volumes, The Shed, The bouldering Wall....man i have a lot left to do!)

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