Screw work. Go climbing.

2 03 2009

Just got back from a long weekend down at Camp Eagle, where the limestone is tall and the weather was perfect.  Ran into a bunch of leaders from UT-Austin’s Outdoor Rec program scouting the location for some future climbing trips, in addition to all the other great outdoor activities to be had out there – mountain biking, kayaking, etc.

The long and short of it is that I’m not quite ready to go back to work.  I’d much rather be there still.

Check out the Topo page to download the Camp Eagle guide with more pics to see what I’m talking about.

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A little taste of Reimer’s

25 11 2008

Because I’m bored.

Also, Youtube’s going wide screen. Weird.





In Memoriam

6 09 2008

It is with sadness that I bring the news of the passing of Dave Boyd, a Houston-based doctor, triathlete, adventure racer, mountain biker, hiker, mountaineer, and otherwise outdoor junkie whose athletic endeavors were surpassed only by his character and humility.

Dave, who had summited 35 of the 53 Colorado fourteeners, died in an accident on Mt. Blanca when he fell from a ledge.

He will be sorely missed by the Texas outdoor community.

For a memorial photo gallery of Dave and his Primal Quest Adventure Race team, go here.





Fort Worth Backwoods Update

15 07 2008

Saturday July 26 from 10am-7pm and Sunday July 27 from 12pm-5pm.

Backwoods Grand Opening Weekend.

Free Backwoods Tee to first 100 customers with any purchase.

Free Climbing Wall – probably a portable one just for the weekend, since I’ve not seen anything in the store as of yet.

Live Music.

Vendor Reps on site.

Food.

Now you know.





Caving – climbing’s underground doppelganger

10 06 2008

One of the cool parts about the Texas Hill Country is the abundance of caves throughout the region. If you’re a fan of climbing/rappelling and don’t mind dirty confined spaces, then caving may be a good fit. Check out the following groups to get involved:

DFW Grotto – DFW – http://www.dfwgrotto.org
Maverick Grotto – Ft. Worth – http://www.maverickgrotto.org
Cowtown Grotto – Ft. Worth – http://www.cowtowngrotto.org





Friday’s Parting Thought

6 06 2008

Not particularly climbing related, but great none the less.

From our friends in the bicycling world:

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Hello DFW!

3 06 2008

This is a blog to connect climbers from the DFW metroplex.  We’ll be up and running over the course of the next few weeks!