Good news everyone! Josh has started cleaning up the barn and is converting it into our very own small climbing gym. Over the last year or so, we’ve both gotten into rock climbing and found that we really, really enjoy it. The old barn on our property seems like a great space to practice.
Next, Josh cleaned the inside of the barn (it was used for old storage of lumber and other materials) and installed some new tin panels on the roof.
Next, with the help of a few good friends, Josh used 3″ deck screws to install extra support-beams and footer boards, linking the roof joists into the load-bearing structure of the barn. The barn wood is very hard, and screws were broken left-and-right making this no easy task!
We’ll have more posts coming up that will detail future phases of the construction. The progress on this project seems to be going quickly, but Josh has spent many long days out in the cold working incredibly hard! For a little teaser of what’s to come, here’s a look at some of the climbing holds we’ve collected so far: