I used to rock climb but never got really super into it. Even now I think it's more of necessary mountaineering skill than an objective in and of itself. However I thought a climbing gym/cave at home would be a great winter alternative and another way to lure friends to join in the fun. I've been scouting craigslist for a couple months waiting for a deal and this week I found it. Picked up a huge lot of mostly new holds for $120 including bolts and a crapload of t-nuts. This should be enough to get me started.
Now do I put the climbing wall up here when the shell leaves shortly? It's very long since a full car fits in it with 6-8 feet more behind it. It's a little taller than the shed if you factor in that your head could go above the rafters even if holds aren't taller than the rafters. However it is a bigger space to heat in the winter and serious overhangs will take up extra space that I'm not sure I want to give up.
Or do I build a full on cave in here?
Lots of room and no restrictions (all that stuff is being sold)...
Anyone out there have an opinion? I'm leaning towards the shed since it's quite large (15ft+ by 11.5ft+ inside) and has reasonably high ceilings. Overhangs or ceiling holds would be no problem. Smaller space to warm up and pad the floor too. Can't wait to finish up a design and buy some wood!