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I am changing out all my holds once a year. The reason for this is that I can have the theme of routes on the wall long enough in order to really see growth.
Changing out the Treadwall routes advice:
- Use a drill to remove the bolts. (I have a 18volt drill/hammer drill combo)
- Be sure not to remove the highest holds from the wall (otherwise you won’t be able to move the wall down to remove more holds.
- Set the wall to the least resistance (in order to make moving the wall very easy.)
It took about a half hour to remove all the holds from my KOR model.
I then collected all the bolts in a bin and grouped the holds by color.
I am trying to avoid using tape this next time around and will be setting by colors.
When I got the wall I was not able to set by color due to my lack of holds (I started with zero). But over the course of the year, I was able to get some Menegerie, Pur and Metolius and randoms from purchases and friends. Now that I have a healthy collection, I will set by color when possible and then with tape on the other routes.
Route Setting Goals:
- Think about what kinds of routes you and your friends will be attempting to climb.
- Then set routes that will develop those skills.
- Set in a way in which there are no real cruxes on routes. Go for a consistent difficulty.
- Think about moves that you are weak at and set that style on the wall.
- Set routes that will allow your fingers a break and ones that you will only try once or twice a session.
- Set routes that will allow you to climb very fast and once that will require technique and deliberate precise movements.
- Have fun with it!