BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

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BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:06 am

Demolition proceeding nicely. As you can see...part of the slab being lowered down.

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Getting ready to rip down the shaker

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aaand pulling off endless wall panels.

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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:08 am

No mo slab

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mark preparing to meet his doom...almost

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mark posing with his drill-wang....apparently jill is interested.

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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:11 am

The joist to end all joists. Yes folks, we pretty much hung this thing from a full tree

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and it requires big muscles to lift

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also big...somethings.......

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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:14 am

Plywood frames go up

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oh god...what are these idiots doing now??

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BUILDING A WALL! THATS WHAT

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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:19 am

Maurice, the carpenter measures up some plywood

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Build crew poses under a very cool feature

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Throw some holds on and you got yourself a behemoth

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Photographic fun! Hope everybody enjoys the fruit of our labour.

oh man this thing is big
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Climbing4life » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:24 am

wow that thing is a monster!! can`t wait to get up to UNB and try it out ,

Great job guys!!

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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:34 am

Meant to put credits too (order in no way reflects size of contribution). If your name isn't here its my bad. My memory is terrible.

Primary Build Team:
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Adam Morgan
Jeff Hum
Maurice Boone
Ian McLeod (me)

Major Contributors:
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Chris Norfolk
Chris Hennigar
Eric Burley
Rosie Buerkle
Mark MacDonald
Jill Hudgins
Matt Keays
Laura Steeves
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby martha » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:41 am

nice work guys. After being a big part of 4 renovations at the wall, I know how much work it is, and I'm so glad I had nothing to do with this one! ha!

Can't wait to climb on it someday after this baby arrives! :)
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby david » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:30 am

that looks great!!! when is the grand opening?
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:35 am

open now actually. There's no paint as you can see...I think we're trying a different brand and its probably still a month away. Whatever...who needs to smear on a 55deg surface anyway??
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Stacey » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:23 pm

Wow that is super intense! Can't wait to try it out!

You guys did an awesome job - great work!

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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:37 pm

martha wrote:nice work guys. After being a big part of 4 renovations at the wall, I know how much work it is, and I'm so glad I had nothing to do with this one! ha!

Can't wait to climb on it someday after this baby arrives! :)


The amount of work isn't so bad, just the intensity. if you could put it up over 2 weeks instead of just one, it would make a huge difference.

funny thing is I can hardly climb on the darn thang.
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Adam » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:16 pm

it is pretty intense to climb on. NO STEMMING!! hehe... juggy routes feel tough on this thing!
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby martha » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:00 pm

Ian_the_Barbarian wrote:funny thing is I can hardly climb on the darn thang.


So maybe then I will be able to with my mad skills and the obvious skills that this baby boy has in me right?

HAHAHAHAHa... or not. I'll be in to try it out... oh... sometime around September... hehe. :)
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby chossmonkey » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:45 pm

That is quite a wall. Is the lip at 14'?

I'm assuming that is a bouldering wall, do you top out or drop off? :shock:
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby Ian_the_Barbarian » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:02 am

12.5ft, but plenty high considering you're pretty much horizontal while climbing it. I was in last night and everybodys just saying "f**k its steep" over and over...hilarious

and yes, bouldering, no topout just jump down after hitting the top lip.
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Re: BEHEMOTH feature at UNB Rock and Ice Gym.

Postby chossmonkey » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:32 pm

Cool.

I just estimated off of the 2x4's on the wall. 12.5 is still pretty tall.
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