The first year, I had them growing along a picket fence, but it was in
a too-shady part of the yard. I dug them up the next year and planted
them along the chain link fence in the back of the yard. They have
actually grown so much that I'm going to make a pergola for them to
grow over for next year. Of course, I'll have to cut the biggest
portion of the vines out of the chain link fence, but if I don't do
that, they'll end up pulling down the fence in another year or two.
As far as growing up walls like ivy, I don't think so. Ivy has those
little hairy things along the stem, and kiwi vines are smooth skinned.
BTW: I have 2 females and a male, and these are the cold-hardy types.