Re: Climbing walls
Robert Haar (rhaar@RUST.NET)
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 19:02:54 -0500
From: Isaac Michalowski <i3m@IX.NETCOM.COM>
>Does anyone on the list know of such a thing as an "horizontal Climbing
>Wall"? Word has it that there is such a thing at Philmont Scout Ranch.
>We are looking to build one and are in need of building plans.
When we did a Philmont expedition (808D) in '96, one of the backcountry
had a climbing station that might be what you are think of. The walls were
but you climbed horizontal. The climbing walls were plywood, 8' to 10' high,
surrounded an area approximately 8' wide and 20 feet long. The climbers
at one corner and climbed around the structure, trying to make it all the
touching the ground. Our scouts had a great time with it.
The construction was typical for the climbing walls I have seen - heavy
various artificial nubs and knobs bolted to it to simulate grip points on
rocks, If you have
any climbing stores near you, they can probably supply you with the
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