This Family Put a 26-Foot Rock Climbing Wall in Their Living Room
Custom home builders are used to getting all sorts of strange requests from clients. But when Kristen and Michael Overcash asked Joe Welch to build a 26-foot climbing wall for them and their four kids right in the living room of their new home, Welch knew he was in for something special. “I pretty much build whatever people want, but this was certainly the most unique,” he says.
Welch worked with the couple and a structural engineer to figure out the specifics of the wall’s support structure, panels and corresponding overhead belay tethers. The finished climbing wall can hold up to six climbers — the entire Overcash family — making for one seriously fun, calorie-burning focal point.