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ClimbVT7311


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So for one of my architecture classes I have to design a house for a climber. If money wasn't an option what are some things you would like to have in your dream house?


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ClimbVT7311 wrote:
So for one of my architecture classes I have to design a house for a climber. If money wasn't an option what are some things you would like to have in your dream house?


I'm going to go completely off the board here and say climbing wall. I would like a climbing wall in my house.


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Open floor plan
Large windows (fantastic view)
High, exposed beam ceiling
Jacuzzi tub recessed in bathroom floor
Covered deck
2-car garage
Extra closets
Spare bedroom

And within an hour of quality climbing

There's the short list


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Not sure if you have a type of house n mind or if you can use this but this is what I would build.

http://www.monolithic.com/

With this you can have a open floor plan and not need any supports for the roof. The ideas are endless with this.


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In addition to the normal awesome house things, I want to be able to bolt holds directly into my floor and ceiling without worrying about finding beams and studs (goes without saying that drywall won't work). This way I can play the most badass game of "The Floor is Lava" the world has ever seen (without having access to actual lava). I'd also like to see some type of flooring that is firm to walk on, but soft to fall on (for the climbing, and also because kids fall down, and I have some of them).
Last thing off the top of my head is a special room just for all of my (parentheses).

Good luck! It would be cool to see the design when you finish it.


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all of the above plus:

a bouldering wall above a pool.


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If money weren't an issue, I would not want a 'dream house'. I would like a cabin near each of the great climbing destination, so I could spend a couple of months in one place, and then migrate to the other, as weather changed. Nothing fancy, just big enough for me and some friends.


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Hope this helps.

Climbing holds going up the ceiling about stairs.

Huge garage for storage.

Training dungeon: with free weights, some cardio equipment, tread wall, two bouldering walls 10' wide 14' high at 20 and 45 degrees, moon board and metolious large hangboard, campus wall with 2", 1.5", 1", .5", sloper and pinch campus lines up to 11-12'. Somewhere to hang gymnastic rings from the ceiling. Blue pad flooring, the kind gyms have that comes in big rolls. Massage table, professional grade e-stim machine. Small kitchenette with fridge and sink and small oven.

Solar panel roof.

Large vegetable garden.

A selection of high quality boulders hand picked by me placed on the property, flown in with Russian heavy lift helicoptors. 3-5 boulders would be fine, nothing to big , up to 15' high with vertical to very overhung lines from V0 up to V14. Ideally at least 30 distinct lines.

An outdoor climbing wall shoud be incorporated into the outside of the house. It should blend in and be as high as possible without looking odd.

Lots of tress on the property, good seperation for slacklines. Maybe a Bachar ladder going up to an epic treehouse.

Multiple hot tubs, in dungeon, bedroom and patio.

large kitchen.

The frame of every doorway should be pullup friendly, with one side being around 2" and the other around 1".


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I'd like to trade this singlewide in for a doublewide


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ClimbVT7311 wrote:
So for one of my architecture classes I have to design a house for a climber. If money wasn't an option what are some things you would like to have in your dream house?

Something along these lines. Not the last couple though.

http://blog.ounodesign.com/...iving-with-boulders/

http://www.flickr.com/...volo1972/3775671851/


JB


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Qozux wrote:
(without having access to actual lava)

OK, that's funny.


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ClimbVT7311 wrote:
So for one of my architecture classes I have to design a house for a climber. If money wasn't an option what are some things you would like to have in your dream house?
Someone already has...



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Qozux wrote:
In addition to the normal awesome house things, I want to be able to bolt holds directly into my floor and ceiling without worrying about finding beams and studs (goes without saying that drywall won't work). This way I can play the most badass game of "The Floor is Lava" the world has ever seen (without having access to actual lava). I'd also like to see some type of flooring that is firm to walk on, but soft to fall on (for the climbing, and also because kids fall down, and I have some of them).
Last thing off the top of my head is a special room just for all of my (parentheses).

Good luck! It would be cool to see the design when you finish it.

If it didn't hurt to fall down kids wouldn't learn not to do it. Pain is a learning mechanism - don't take it away.


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A bar.


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shockabuku wrote:
Qozux wrote:
In addition to the normal awesome house things, I want to be able to bolt holds directly into my floor and ceiling without worrying about finding beams and studs (goes without saying that drywall won't work). This way I can play the most badass game of "The Floor is Lava" the world has ever seen (without having access to actual lava). I'd also like to see some type of flooring that is firm to walk on, but soft to fall on (for the climbing, and also because kids fall down, and I have some of them).
Last thing off the top of my head is a special room just for all of my (parentheses).

Good luck! It would be cool to see the design when you finish it.

If it didn't hurt to fall down kids wouldn't learn not to do it. Pain is a learning mechanism - don't take it away.

Don't want to get rid of the pain as much as the probability of injury.


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