Several shops selling climbing equipment have opened in close proximity to the US/Mexico border, the Spoof understands.
The shops are small units, but are well-stocked with a variety of professional climbing attire and tools. Amongst other items, the outlets offer specialist ropes, grappling hooks, climbing clips, lightweight harnesses, padded waist belts, leg loops, helmets, shoes, and gloves. Camping equipment, such as tents, pegs, waterproof sheeting and gas stoves are also available.
Some shops are also selling sturdy extendable ladders. One shop even has a portable trampoline for hire.
Other dealers in the region are offering digging equipment for sale, such as shovels and spades.
A report from the El Paso area claims that a giant catapult has been sited 50 meters from the border on the Mexico side, but this is, as yet, unconfirmed.