DIY wall for 6yr old

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DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby mostertw » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:05 pm

I want to build an exterior climbing wall for my 2 sons (aged 6 and 4) but also something that will challenge them as they get more experienced. What shops is JHB would you recommend for getting bolt on climbing holds and other equipment. The wall I want to use is existing brick and mortar to a maximum height of 4m.

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Re: DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby Baldrick » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:44 am

Get hold of Wonderwall in Kyasands, www.wonderwall.co.za

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Re: DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby Forket » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:15 am

This advice comes from someone that wishes they started at the age of 4. Your kids will be able to outclimb your ability from about the time you build this wall. I recommend building a 30 degree overhanging wall. Yes I know you wanted a flat brick face, but you and they will get bored in an afternoon and you will be wasting cash from aftrnoon 2 about. So here is my beta with estimated costs.

2 panels 30 degrees. The panels will cost you 300-400 each. Marine ply will be best outside.
The support wood will have to be treated for water but will cost you like 200. Use standard roof trusts.
Grips are cheapest from resin8 grips in pretoria at the barn. Its like R80/kg.
I recommend buying big holds at 1st and then making them smaller as your kids get older.
The tnuts (holding the grips on the wall) can be purchased from resin8 gips but he will overcharge you to like R1.20 per tnut. If you want cheaper tnuts acorn fasterners sell them between 55-70c per tnut.

For R 2000 you can build a place thats really kitted out with nice big grips. You can easily build a brick climbing wall for R450, but you would have wasted the cash and your kids chance at climbing better;)

Need more details. Pm me

Ebert nel

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Re: DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby Forket » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:21 am

And whatever you buy from wonderwall, can be cheaper bought online from mountain mail order. If I guessed, looking at their gear prices, wonder wall marks up at like 3times cost, by far the most expensive climbing shop in South africa.
Its even cheaper to drive to rocknrope in watrval boven, 2h30 from jhb, buy your stuff and then drive back after having a coffee from millie than shopping from wonder wall.

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Re: DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby mountainmailorder » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:32 pm

We pretty much sell everything you need to build a climbing wall.
Except maybe the plywood.
You will need grips, t-nuts, and bolts.
Probably best to start with the "how-to" book: R190.
We deliver anywhere, for orders over R500 delivery is free.
https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=2617
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Re: DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby mostertw » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:07 pm

Thanks all for the advice and tips, I really appreciate it.

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Re: DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby Forket » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:54 pm

Please, whatever you do. Go big!!!!

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Re: DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby coach » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:32 pm

I'm not sure what provoked ET's little attack on Wonderwall. He has never been there and knows nothing about the business, thats why all he said is not true.

ET also has a rep in climbing for being a little rude and out spoken, serious climbers don't take him to seriously.

Best advice, talk to a couple of people and see who you are most comfortable to deal with.

Good luck with the wall.

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Re: DIY wall for 6yr old

Postby Forket » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:22 am

@ Coach: You must be a serious climber then?

I've visited WW numerous times, it's my opinion about the place.

Ebert
I don't see myself as a serious climber, I see myself as an adventurous youth looking for better


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