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micronut

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
The word "cool" has been used 51 times in 81 posts.

I agree. Supercool.

You need to hang a leaky Slurpee machine at the top and loosen some holds for alpine climbers to simulate wintry conditions and choss. Great family fun man, way to dream it up and commit to getting it done.
J Wells

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 2, 2012 - 07:44pm PT
Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.
What kind of textured paint is that? Looks good.
Double D

climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
saweeet!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 06:50am PT
J Wells, the paint I used was a Rust-O-leum product...their American Accents line that is simply called..."Stone".

They make 3 different shades, and I combined two....one that looks very much like Sierra granite, and the other similar to JTree quartz monzonite.

There is actually enough texture there that if the wall were a slab, you could friction on it.

And of course, being a spray, it was very easy to apply.
wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Dec 3, 2012 - 09:23am PT
Nice Cragman! I'm sure others have pointed out the obvious next step....Looks like you've got the perfect wall link up over the sheet rock to the ready to bolt ceiling! Roof angle looks perfect. Just start lagging.....
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Dec 3, 2012 - 10:25am PT
Hmm looks like to get on route you have to either exit the chimney, or traverse across the thank god ledge. Probably could just recarpet the room with about 12 inch thick pads.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 04:24am PT
wstmrnclmr, my wife was supportive of the wall, but bolting holds on the ceiling....not so much. It would be awesome though...that ceiling is at 52 degrees.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Sweet wall Dean! The family that plays together stays together!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 2, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
Missed this thread the first time around. Really awesome idea Dean,Glad this wall has been so much fun and brought people closer together.
bjj

climber
beyond the sun
Jan 2, 2013 - 01:32pm PT
That is pretty sweet.

I wish I still had pics from the bedroom gym I built in my old house at Lake tahoe in the mid 90's. One of the upstairs bedrooms of the modified A-frame style house had huge exposed beams on every wall and the roof. No supports of any kind needed to be built. We just screwed plywood to the beams.

There was a 45 degree overhanging wall that was 8 feet wide and 15 feet long. A 10 - 15 degree overghanging low traverse wall on the other side of the room that was 15 feet wide and ranged from 8 to 12 feet high, and a section of horizontal roof 10+ feet long connecting them. I think we had upwards of 750 holds in total. I worked for an outdoor sports shop, so I was able to buy holds at wholesale / pro deal price. Several up and coming hold companies such as Groperz and Pusher would send us stuff for free just to try them out. I may possibly have exaggerated the shop's climbing department and clientele and fudged the fact that holds were destined for a home gym and not so much for the display cases in the shop...

When I got injured and "quit" climbing 10 years later, I was able to sell all the holds for pretty much what I paid for them. Can't beat that with a stick!

In the dead of tahoe winter, it was THE place to come train. Though using it was unthinkable if there was any climbable rock anywhere within a reasonable drive. Eventually though, it was just me in there training for hours on end as most of the other peeps who used to stop by preferred to go skiing, or smoke pot and watch tv all day, etc.

Must find old pictures!
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Feb 19, 2013 - 12:00am PT
A serendipitous visit to Cragman's climbing wall this morning...met the sparkling Marina and lovely Leah in person, loved "Marina's Yellow Hueco Road" and watching her climb like a pro. Hard to put into words the warmth and beauty that shines there both inside and out.

Thank you, Cragman!
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