I have looked around and cant really find a lot of information about people growing up the house, most are using trellis's.
Because the back of my house faces due south and is ~17 feet high i wanted to just grow up the sides...it seems like it should work in my head i'd just like your advice.
Basically my plan was to have eye bolts screwed into the wooden eaves under my gutter that are maybe a foot or two away from the siding, string some twine up through them, stake one end of the twine into the ground(somehow), and keep the other end of the twine off at an angle so nothing grows on it and stake it down as well.
Then when the time comes to harvest, just pull the angled one out, and let the slack twine out, harvest, then pull it back up if needed...seems pretty straight forward to me but i cant find anyone doing it so it makes me worry im missing something lol.
I could also replace the eye bolt with a pulley, although i'm not seeing the benefit of doing that? I don't see the twine/rope rubbing against the eye bolt the few times i raise/lower it being a huge deal as long as the twine is heavy duty enough? Again i have no experience so im really speaking out my ass
Also would it be a bad idea to bring the rope down as it reaches the eye bolt at the top? Obviously if the hops overgrow into it/around it, its not going to slack down. I figured as it approached the top i would let out another 3-5 feet to let it keep growing. But ive also read that the hops dont like to flower and produce cones until they are done growing, so by artificially increasing the length it has to grow repeatedly will it screw up the flowering/cone production?