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home climbing wall buildDead-center in Canada’s BC province (half-way to Alaska for lower 48ers) Greg Stokes, home climbing wall builder, climber, and all-around adventurist, has built a home rock climbing wall worth driving half-way to Alaska to see—and you can bet he’d be happy to have you. Continue Reading…

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Wall pics generously shared by Rene Keyzer-André and Margarita Martinez

My Home Rock Climbing Wall Just Got A Whole Lot Smaller

Months ago I was so content with my basement home rock climbing wall, neatly tucked into a cozy corner of a windowless room. Now thanks to walls like this one built by Rene and Margarita, all I can think about is moving my family into an abandoned warehouse and sleeping on mattresses positioned as fall-break padding for bouldering friends and family. Not going to happen, but still fun to see what the experienced wall builders can do with lumber, plywood, and in this case some crazy-amazing tape measuring skills (wishing I’d have done better in geometry class, sigh…). For an aspiring home wall builder to get a glimpse like this behind the plywood of a complex and massive structure, the experience is solid gold. Continue Reading…