Lin W’s Homewall in Encinitas, CA

Lin W

Lin W. // Encinitas, CA

When did you build your wall?
Mid May 2020

How long did it take you to build?
A week for the main wall structure to be up, but additions are a never ending process.

Not including holds and padding, how much did it cost you to build?
We spent about $600 on wood and another $200 on screws and hardware.

Did anything in particular inspire your wall design?
I really wanted a roof and an overhang for training on, but we also wanted to make it friendly to those haven’t climbed as much. We have a vertical walls, a roof, a 30 degree, and a 60 degree panel.

What was the most difficult aspect of the design and build?
Lifting and mounting the 60 degree and roof panels. The roof is about 9.5 feet off the ground and it took 4 people to get it into place.

What would you do differently?
Paint the outside before installing t-nuts. So many ended up with paint that we have to strip out to place holds.

What is your favorite aspect?
I love climbing on the roof, but the newly added campus board might take the top spot.

Any words of wisdom to aspiring homewallers?
Buy some of the materials! It’s really motivating to have a pile of wood in the driveway.

Lin W