The bouldering cave is finished!

Finally, after months of work, the woody is finished! w000000! A few statistics:

  • 5 panels of ACX plywood
  • A bunch of 2×4, 2×6, and 2×8 lumber
  • 1100 tnuts (yes, I know, massive overkill)
  • At least 60 5/16″ lag bolts of various lengths
  • At least a thousand dry wall screws of various lengths
  • About 120 holds, from three ball climbing, nicros, and metolius
  • 4 mad rock mad pads, 1 metolius crash pad
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4 Responses to The bouldering cave is finished!

  1. Adam says:

    Awesome. Price range?

  2. Ryan says:

    About $900 in building supplies, $600 so far in holds, and $450 for the bouldering pads, so about $2k in total. It could be done more cheaply. Mine is definitely overbuilt, so you could probably cut the building supplies by about $200, and buying used holds and pads would make it quite a bit cheaper. I figure a membership at the rock gym is $600 / year + gas and time driving, so this thing will pay for itself in a year and a half or so.

  3. A friend, Ben from SickyGnar, passed on the link to your blog. Have to say – I’m extremely impressed with your bouldering cave. Mad DIY skills!!

  4. Ryan says:

    Thank you! It is a lot of fun being able to walk out your garage door and boulder whenever you want. =)

    I can’t take all the credit for building though, I had ample help from my father in law who is a construction extraordinaire!

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