New Climbing Shop, AntiGravity Equipment, Opening in January
Juan Rodriguez and Cari Canepa want to help Portlanders defy the laws of physics. At their soon-to-open climbing and mountaineering shop AntiGravity Equipment, the pair will offer their top picks to gear up for all kinds of vertical quests—think climbing shoes, harnesses, ropes, quickdraws, headlamps, carabines, belay devices, and accessories—as well as expert advice for local and international climbing destinations from over 15 years of world-wide climbing experience.
Set for a January 10 launch, the Beaverton shop will occupy the mezzanine of the 21-year-old Stoneworks climbing gym. That means shoppers will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to test out gear by slipping on a pair of Evolv climbing shoes or a Misty Mountain harness and hit the walls right outside the shop. Rodriguez and Canepa will also keep a blog with new product reviews, photo contests, and destination crags for ongoing connection to the greater climbing world.
The colorful shop was a labor of love of the entire Stoneworks climbing community, with thousands of dollars crowdfunded for the space, along with donated carpentry, photography, and legal support from area climbers invested in the project. With friends like these, it's no wonder AntiGravity is ready to get off the ground.
6775 SW 111th Ave, Ste 205, Beaverton
Opening January 10