Eoghan K. // Pasadena, CA
When did you build your wall?
How long did it take you to build?
Not including holds and padding, how much did it cost you to build?
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.