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Old 07-16-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
Francis Nguyen
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Hey i wanted to do a few rope climb excerises but i was wondering if there were any alternatives or any ideas of something i could build for a rope climb outside. i had previously had the idea of building something out of steel pipes but i'm not to sure how stable it would be. i was originally thinking about 4X10' legs with a 45 degree elbow at the end. then on each side attach two legs at the 45 degree elbow with a perpendicular joint that will hold another 10' pipe with a 90 degree elbow at the end of that where the final pipe will rest joining the two supports. for some added structure i was thinking about adding two pipes, the same length as the top pipe, to the bottom of the legs to hold each side together. does anybody have any idea if this would work out? or will i just end up killing myself
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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This isn't exactly a rope climb, Just one idea that popped into my head as an alternative:

drill a hole through a tire, thread a nut and eye bolt through it, attach a rope, throw over a branch of a tree, and pull. I suppose you can add weight to the tire with cement or fill with heavy dumbbells.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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Towel pullups. Throw a towel or sturdy cloth over a pullup bar or tree limb. Killer grip workout.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:21 PM   #4
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Francis,

If you have a tree limb or something to hang it off of, my rope guy splices a mean rope. Just sinch the rope through the eyelet and you will a rope to climb on. I am giving all CrossFitters a 10% discount.

Give me an email for the coupon code and info, I have had requests for Bachar ladders so we will have those soon.

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Old 07-17-2007, 08:47 AM   #5
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I used a swingset verticle pole
(~12 feet high) for a rope climb
while on vacation last week, and the
effect can't be much different
going up, especially if you climb
without using your legs.

The advantages seemed to me to be
the ease and availability of the
setup, and second, the descent was
way more forgiving on my elbow
tendonosis; I could just slide down
fireman-style without aggravating my
elbows.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:05 AM   #6
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Duh James! Great idea. I haven't climbed a pole in years! *going to find a pole to climb ASAP* :biggrinthumb:
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:52 AM   #7
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shoot i forgot to mention. i moved into a new house awhile back and the area that i live doesn't have many big old trees. their canopy is maybe 12' so it would be impossible to string up some rope to that and climb. that branches would probably break FAST. so you can see why i was thinking about building something. i also want to try to avoid the hassle of having to dig a hole and pour cement in the ground cause my dad probably wouldn't appreciate me messing up his landscaping
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