The Anti-dad bod machine


    I built the wall as many did once the gyms shut down for the pandemic. It was a great project for my step son and I to work together to build. We originally built a 8’Wx10’H 20 degree wall but after a week decided we wanted to expand. So we doubled the size and added a 30 degree wall right next to it. The wall has been a great way for our family to spend time together outside. While it isn’t common, I set my routes by hold color and hold set. Doing it this way, I have 55 set boulders on the wall while leaving room for infinite possibilities to make up my own climbs. I reset the wall a few times a year and do a full rotation of holds that way we are always climbing on different holds. The next project is to build a pergola over it to make it accessible in poor weather conditions and add a little bar area to be able to catch your breath and relax while someone else is working their project. 

    Kegan Minock has been climbing for nearly two decades and Routesetting since 2007 both commercially and for national competitions. Currently he is the Head Routesetter and General Manager of Rock’n & Jam’n in Centennial, CO, as well as a freelance hold shaper. He enjoys helping others learn about routesetting through his YouTube channel DoughJo Setting.