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Bouldering Cave

Post by Val » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:24 pm

I want to set up a bouldering cave at my church. but need to submit a pretty lengthy report including things like costs, and indebtnity and stuff.
Anybody done anything like this previously? I need all the help I can get! :?

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Post by Guy » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:54 pm

You can build a wall/cave for any amount of money - you need a budget and then you can decide how to spend it best.

Start by checking out Andy Davies' website

For more advanced climbers, Ben Moon has some good ideas on
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Post by The Jimmy » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:21 pm

Where are you based (city/town)? Maybe some climbers in your area can get over to help.

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Post by Arnoster » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:57 pm

If it's going to be attached to the side of a building, you need to get a building inspector or architect or somebody to determine if the structure will be able to withstand the forces applied on it by people hanging and swinging on the wall. That's about as much as I know :D
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Post by Marshall » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:40 pm

In some/most municapal areas you are allowed to put up temporary structures like car ports with out a plan. There are very little forces on a boulder cave, just weighting. Go for it...

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Re: Bouldering Cave

Post by dom » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:18 pm

Val wrote:I want to set up a bouldering cave at my church
Are you sure a church is a good place for boulderers?

That said, it's not particularly cheap - a friend and I spent about a grand all told on a campus board - which was a single panel, with no purchased holds. And as far as I can remember, the angle-iron was donated too.
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