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Home woody

Postby lelikegogga » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:27 am

Hi all,
Recently finished building my home woody, but need to make some adjustments for stability. Its an adjustable wall and I've been using old dynamic rope for this purpose. Thing is the rope stretches to much, so the wall moves a lot. Anyone got some old static rope lying around that I can take off your hands. Only need about 10m. Will gladly pay if rope in ok condition. Thought I'd ask here before taking a trip to the shop.

Also looking for 2nd hand climbing holds.

I'm in Somwerset-West/Stellenbosch and go to Cape-Town regularly for climbing.
Please pm me if you can help.

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Re: Home woody

Postby Not » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:09 pm

I note that MMO sells static line at R15 a metre https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=224. I'm sure other retailers would do similar.

So you now know not to pay more than R150 for the rope if you find second hand rope. Good luck...

ps - cool looking wall
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Re: Home woody

Postby pierre.joubert » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:14 pm

Ok you take the 2nd hand holds in CPT and I'll take the ones in JHB.

Finished mine this past weekend as well.

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Nice wall BTW. Being adjustable is quite rad - does it move upwards when you do dynamic-like moves?

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Re: Home woody

Postby emile » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:23 pm

Well done guys, very nice!

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Re: Home woody

Postby Marshall1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:41 pm

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Since we are comparing woodies...

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Re: Home woody

Postby Justin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:43 pm

Marshall1 wrote:Since we are comparing woodies...

Have to say... Marshall's looks bigger :lol:
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Re: Home woody

Postby JonoJ » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:02 pm

Justin wrote:
Marshall1 wrote:Since we are comparing woodies...

Have to say... Marshall's looks bigger :lol:


.... but it's green all over! Ai siestog!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Home woody

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:15 pm

You might be better off with some hardware store chain. Static rope is not really static, low stretch is a better term for it really. Still stretches about 10% under load.
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Re: Home woody

Postby Marshall1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:31 pm

Ja, Its bait for hippy chicks...

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Re: Home woody

Postby Albert » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:36 pm

Agreeing with Nic here, gogga!
Out of experience, static rope will to give too much to make your wall stable. Set up a system with chain anchored into the wall and a hook / bolt option on the top of the wall to adjust.
You might want to keep the static rope on just for hauling and loweringg the panel into position, before employing the chains.

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Re: Home woody

Postby Stu » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:36 pm

Marshall1 wrote:Since we are comparing woodies...

Uum that not a woody it's a house.

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Re: Home woody

Postby pierre.joubert » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:55 pm

David Wade hasn't done badly either :shock:
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Re: Home woody

Postby lelikegogga » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:06 pm

@Pierre: Wow! Cool wall.. goeie afwerking, maar lyk nie of jy nog holds nodig het nie :wink:
There's less movement than I thought, but haven't done much dynamic climbing on it.
@Marshall: My wall is not green, but def jealous :afro:

@Nic & Noordkaapaap: I hear you, but movement on a static will be less than on a dynamic. Not using chain cause is hard to fit through a BD Guide. As the system is, it takes me 2sec to adjust. If to difficult to adjust I'll end up never adjusting it. Chain will also not stop the wall from moving upwards (when dynoing). Got plans to fit some arms to the back to stabilize more, but still not sure how to go about it (need to be easy adjustable and not cost an arm and a leg).

Thanks all for the input. More suggestions are welcome. Its a work in progress.

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Re: Home woody

Postby garvinj » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:48 pm

For an adjustable arm take a plank (eg.75x32) and however long. Mark lets say 60mm intervals along the length of it. Then take 60x75x32 block and fasten it onto alternate spaces on the arm. Make a double leg T braket to go on the garage wall. On the edge of the woody you'll need a block to fit into the spaces on the arm and a stopper, so it stays in place.

That probably only makes sense in my head. If I find time I'll make a sketch.

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Re: Home woody

Postby Liz » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:53 pm

Our climbing wall has an adjustable section which has two eyelets (hole drilled into small piece of flat iron) on either side. There is also two long pieces of flat iron on both sides of the panel that is attached to the main frame. This piece of iron has various holes drilled into it at regular intervals to allow for different angles. When you want to adjust the angle you use a piece of thread with a wing nut to secure the iron bar to the eyelets. The iron bar can move up and down to move it out of the way when you are climbing. When you don't want it to overhang, it is kept in place by two latches that slide into place. I'll try and upload pictures to show what I explained.
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Re: Home woody

Postby Franz » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:07 am

@lelikegogga,
Static rope still has stretch.
If you cannot fit chains into your system, I suggest you get hold of the rope used on yachts. It is super strong and has zero stretch.
I suggest you go hang around at a Yacht club - harties, vaal dam, or most coastal harbours and see if you can bum some old rope off a guy that replacing rope on his 40ft yacht...

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Re: Home woody

Postby Marshall1 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:55 am

Wow Liz...awesome finish. Flipping cool! Green with envy!

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Re: Home woody

Postby lelikegogga » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:15 am

@Franz: Mmm.. Thanks, I'll look into it.

@Liz: Looks like a good system. Will check it out. Cool wall! Ossem paint job!

@Garvin: I think I Understand. Was thinking of doing something with wood, cause I've got some extra lying around. I like your idea.

Liz wrote:The iron bar can move up and down to move it out of the way when you are climbing.

Not sure I understand how this works. Also the problem I've been trying to solve with an arm idea similar to what Garvin suggests. When the wall is not at it's steepest angle, how do I keep the arms from sticking out and possibly being in the way while climbing?

I'm thinking in the lines of using different diameter piping to make two telescopic poles that can extend and contract as you adjust the wall. Or do you think this is overkill (ie the arms sticking out will not be a problem)? :?

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Re: Home woody

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:31 pm

Hi 'gogga

A simple solution is to attach the arm to the climbing wall so that it can pivot. Then attach an L-shaped (or U-shaped) piece to the wall, also with holes drilled in it. By moving which of the holes the arm is fixed to you should be able to change the angle of the wall.

I think I'll see you this weekend, (maybe?) and I can draw you a picture.
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Re: Home woody

Postby garvinj » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Good one Nic. a rung of hooks or bars down the wall and a pivot arm on the woody will do away with the arm standing past the wall.

Garvin

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Re: Home woody

Postby CraigBurden » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:06 pm

You can buy proper static rope that is used in boating. It is in fact true static rope unlike climbing's "static rope".
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Re: Home woody

Postby DavidWade » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:43 pm

@Marshall - Nice green wall!
Where is it?
How high is it?

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Re: Home woody

Postby Marshall1 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:20 pm

Hey Dave

At home in Port Elizabeth. Only bouldering, about 3.8m.

It looks like yours is a lead wall?

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Re: Home woody

Postby DavidWade » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:15 am

Nice. Looks good

Yes mine is a lead wall.

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Re: Home woody

Postby Chris F » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:01 pm

I love the "rural" look of your wall Dave, very cool.


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