Heavy duty fixing for attaching climbers hangboard to brick

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  1. tapir

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    Hi everyone.
    I'm going to attach a climbers hangboard to an internal brick wall at home, it's a load bearing wall, and the hangboard will be above a doorway. The house is over 120 years old, I'm not sure what's behind the plaster, but assuming it's not timber. The board needs to take at least 90kg of weight

    I was thinking that I should use a fisher bolt/sleeve anchor type thing (can you tell this isn't my specialist topic?) I'm thinking that I'll over-engineer the number of bolts (the board is to be screwed to 18mm ply, the ply is bolted to the wall). More bolts = less load per bolt. At the moment I'm looking at a 10mm diameter bolt/sleeve, going in around 8-12 cm. I'll also go quite wide with the ply to spread the load as well.

    any opinions on this, or more important, experience of installing a hangboard?

    thanks all!
     
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    Ok so for those of us not part of the climbing fraternity, what is a hangboard?

    As to hanging off of the part of a wall above a doorway, I would not be overly confident in its ability to take the weight. The Victorians were not always that fussy about build quality and it might not be that secure.
     
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    " The dirty 45 degree slopers and monos which are apparent on the Beastmaker 2000 have been removed to make way for some jugs...."

    mate-are you sure thats for strengthening your hands?

    why did they employ someone from razzle to write up the item description?
     
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    An update for anyone in thinking of adding a hangboard;

    I've used 12mm anchor bolts (100mm length). They go through 2 x 18mm ply, 6 bolts in total. The hangboard is screwed into the ply.

    So far it's taken my weight, should I cause the wall to collapse, I'll let you know!
     
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