Eoghan K’s Homewall in Pasadena, CA

    Eoghan K

    Eoghan K. // Pasadena, CA

    When did you build your wall?
    March 2020

    How long did it take you to build?
    4 days.

    Not including holds and padding, how much did it cost you to build?
    250

    Did anything in particular inspire your wall design?
    I was limited by height and width. I knew I wanted a kicker, and around 30-40 degrees. I’m also renting, so it needed to be free standing in my garage, and I wanted to be able to take it apart somewhat easily for if I move.

    What was the most difficult aspect of the design and build?
    My height was a looking factor for sure, squeezing a good angle wall into an 8 ft roof space was tough.

    What would you do differently?
    I didn’t order enough jugs, I knew I wanted hard problems, but I didn’t take warm up problems into account. Right now, I need to take my time warning up on a hangboard before I actually use my wall.

    What is your favorite aspect?
    I am proud of my kickboard. It was hard to design considering my height limitations, but I was able to add two rows of t nuts and several screw ons.

    Any words of wisdom to aspiring homewallers?
    Plan plan plan. When you’re about to start cutting wood, go back and check the plans. I wanted no cuts of wood by checking my plans every time I started to do something. It meant no extra runs to the hardware store and no wasted material.

    Do you have any connection to climbing brands or gyms?
    I’m a local ambassador for Madrock climbing.

    Eoghan K