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Old 03-17-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
Skylar Cook
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I've been on the homemade climbing holds tangent for a while now. I got to thinking after seeing http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/howto-trainrockring.htm
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I was thinking about making a pair, using bondo (or other poly resin) and some sand, maybe some chopped glass strand for added strength. I was also thinking of adding a steel or aluminum tube (maybe even a 1x1 or 2x2 piece of wood) to the "rings" as a "guide" for the rope to run through (as well as added strength).

What do you guys think?
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:51 AM   #2
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I have made climbing hold from resin (home depot) and sand. Just bolt to the wall holds. I agree you will want something inside to keep them together under tension (wire?). The hard part will be the molds. Some pipe for the rope will be critical.

You might spend more on time and materials getting it right than just buying them though. I know I would.
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Half the fun is making them though! I was thinking maybe even going with some concrete ones (like http://www.geocities.com/samshank/ safe), with some nylon fiber to hopefully hold them together (that'd be a second plan/fall back though). Molds should be easy, I found a site where they just used clay (vs. the expensive silicon)- http://www.alpinedave.com/misc/holds/hold_making.htm
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