Monday, December 10, 2012

Part Two: How to develop your Woodie!

So based on the questions asked in the first post, I think the first question you need to ask is "Who is the user group for my woodie?"  By this question I mean; Is the wall going to be only for you as a training device? Is it going to be for fun-times with beginner friends? Are little ones, such as kids going to be using it?  Answering these questions will help guide the design process.

The second set of questions I would ask are;
  • How big is the space you have to work with?
    • Can I mount to existing Structures?
    • Will the floor structure carry the weight of my Woodie?
So below are some photos of walls that I have been involved with,  and some from other blog authors.

The design model for our new garage wall, in our Denver, CO rental.

The Carport on Smith Street in Athens, Ohio:

The Warehouse outside of Athens, Ohio:

The basement of my last house in Athens:

The former "Solution Rock Gym" in Athens, Ohio: 
Basically a giant woodie.

The Garage on East State Street:

Brian's Basement in Cleveland:

Part three will be the construction of the new home wall design.  With photos throughout the process to help you develop your proper woodi!

Remember comments are always welcomed.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New season, new psyche!

As it tends to do, the blog has sat dormant for a while now. The summer break from classes has seen many people off on trips and away from Athens and our beloved boulders (if not mentally, at least physically). Fear not though! With the return of the fall semester and cooler temps, climbers will spill out of the wood work and get busy scrubbing the summer lichen off the best stone in Ohio. If you're new to the area and looking to climb, then welcome! The boulders around Athens have a lot to offer for those who are unafraid of a little dirt and moss, or committing to a scary "Athens mantle". Check out some of the nifty topos/guides linked above to get yourself headed in the right direction, or give a shout over on the AthensBouldering FB page if you've got questions. If you're an ol' Athens vet, then you know the deal -  boulders need traffic to stay clean and climbable. Do your part by sending the gnar! And while I know the words I'm writing are very intellectually stimulating, we could use some pretty new pictures to liven this place up. So if you've got an expensive DSLR just sitting around *cough*Corey*cough*, toss that puppy into your bouldering gear and snap a few butt shots.  

Hope to see you out there.

Friday, February 3, 2012

February Climbing!

Hey all! This past weekend I saw several people taking advantage of this amazing unusually warm weather, and although birds nest still might not be dry for another few seasons there is still plenty of sending going on including a plethora of FA's. With OU and Hocking's comp's just around the corner get yourself outside, enjoy the amazing weather and train your face off so you can win some sweet stuff at these comps!