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Old 02-08-2012, 02:51 AM   #1
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How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

The only option I have for my box to hang a rope or rings is a 6"x12" support beam that runs across the ceiling.

What is the safest and/or the most effective way to hang stuff on a wooden beam? One side of the 6" wide beam has metal tubing attached to it. Is it sturdy enough to drill something into one side only? Do you use clamps or eye bolts?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

The safest way is probably to buy a rope with a loop braided into it and put it over the beam.

Example: http://www.roguefitness.com/media/ca...ope-detail.jpg (WFS)
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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Re: How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

I couldn't access the top of my house beam as it is flush with the roof.

I screwed a 5/8" eye lag bolt (320 lb working load) into the bottom of the beam, then ran the bolt of a 7/8" bolt type anchor shackle (61/2 ton working load limit) through the eye of the eye lag bolt. The eye splice of the rope is through the loop of the anchor shackle, I'll snap a pic an dpost it in my garage gym thread this weekend.

The pictures in my post a re for reference, the actual hardware I used is more burly.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Re: How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

I'm not a fan of installing bolts into the bottom of support beams and prefer to use an eyebolt from the side.

You can also use an I-beam clamp but they can get expensive.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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Re: How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

Quite easy.
We have beams as you said. Buy a chain length enough to go around twice. Get a carabiner to attatch the ends. Buy a rope long enough that you could make a loop at one end and touch the floor. Your loop should be a "figure 8" <-google that. It's a life safety not. This setup cost me $20 total w/rope included
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Re: How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

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I'm not a fan of installing bolts into the bottom of support beams and prefer to use an eyebolt from the side.

You can also use an I-beam clamp but they can get expensive.
good point, I check hardware on stuff like this regularly (mimimum monthly) if I see any play developing I'll pull it and go in from the side with an eye bolt.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #7
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Re: How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

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Quite easy.
We have beams as you said. Buy a chain length enough to go around twice. Get a carabiner to attatch the ends. Buy a rope long enough that you could make a loop at one end and touch the floor. Your loop should be a "figure 8" <-google that. It's a life safety not. This setup cost me $20 total w/rope included
^^ This.
Then you don't have to worry about the rope fraying on the edge of the beam nor an eyebolt working loose.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Re: How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

As you indicated, you don't have access to the top of the beam so you can't wrap anything around it. How about something like I've attached? I did something similar to this to hang my rings from the ceiling beams. Works like a champ. You could do the looped rope around the pipe or large carabiner connected to the pipe and your rope (assuming it has the hanger attached to it). Pretty cheap and pretty bombproof. The flanges will be the most expensive part and if you drill your holes right (as in really tight), you won't even need them.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:06 PM   #9
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Re: How to install Climbing Ropes and Rings in a Wooden Beam

Here is an install we did, made these brackets then ran pipe through them. Works great as the surface that you hang over is round. You should be able to get a local fab guy to make these then buy pipe anywhere

Let me know if that helps!

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