Justin Laursen’s Homewall in East Ridge, TN

    Justin Laursen

    Justin Laursen // East Ridge, TN

    When did you build your wall?
    We built the wall in April of 2020.

    How long did it take you to build?
    It took about a week to build the wall. There was a little hang up trying to get t-nuts

    Not including holds and padding, how much did it cost you to build?
    Probably around $350.

    Did anything in particular inspire your wall design?
    When we bought our house, we never thought we’d build a woody due to the seven foot ceilings, but when the stay at home orders came through we decided to just build steep and settled for a sixty degree overhang.

    What was the most difficult aspect of the design and build?
    The confines of the space made it a little tricky to get all of the longer timbers in, but aside from that it was an easy build.

    What would you do differently?
    Nothing.

    What is your favorite aspect?
    I’m glad we built so many volumes. It really varies the terrain and takes the teeth out of some of our smaller holds.

    Any words of wisdom to aspiring homewallers?
    Buy nice holds that inspire you to climb. Don’t be afraid to use a larger hold for a good heel or toe hook.

    Justin Laursen