Cheap Gear Alert

4 09 2010

If anyone wants the Petzl Reverso 3, Backwoods in Ft Worth has them for 50% off.  They regularly retail for around $34.95, so you can get yours for about $17.50.





New Gear to Spend Money On

30 07 2010

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Coming in 2011, the Grigri 2.





New England Ropes Maxim Recall

31 07 2008

If you use a New England Ropes Maxim Apogee 9.1mm dynamic rope or Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm Blue Std Dry dynamic rope, check out THIS recall.





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.





For those in Fort Worth

8 07 2008

Backwoods has moved into their new store at 2727 W. 7th Street, and they’re holding some sort of grand opening celebration on July 26-27. I don’t know if this will entail gear giveaways or what, but I’ll post the details when I have them.





Sunday Video Roundup

6 07 2008

A climber was injured in Austin last week due to a belaying accident. The details are still being discussed, but it is known that the accident occurred while the belayer was utilizing a Trango Cinch. Belaying errors are among the most common form of climber accidents, but most can be prevented.

This week’s videos show the approved methods for belaying with a Trango Cinch and a Petzl Gri-Gri.

Fortunately, the climber is now out of the hospital and on the road to recovery.