Looking to improve your climbing and gain a solid head start on the fall season? On Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m., Justin Alarcon, a long time climber and trainer at the Touchstone gyms, is offering a ten week work shop designed to motivate and train climbers interested in climbing specific training.
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Rock climbing requires a significant amount of gear. A harness, shoes, belay device, and more are all needed to get started. In this video, the basic climbing gear needed for getting started is described. Check it out.
Beginning Wednesday, July 18th, there will be road construction between Berkeley Ironworks and Grainger. The crew will be working on rebuilding a sewer line that runs from 7th to Ashby. The construction will begin near the parking lot and extend to Ashby's freeway entrance. Be aware of the increased traffic and a road closure because of the work.
This Friday night, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Berkeley Ironworks will be holding the next climbing competition in the Touchstone Rope Series. For this great event, Touchstone will be giving a little back by donating all proceeds from non-member entrants to the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life. At the comp, Relay For Life will be providing climbers with info, great gifts, and places to donate during the comp.
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Want to learn a little bit more about climbing and the best ways to move across the walls? Adam Barczak, a rock climbing instructor, helped produce a number of great instructional videos on how to rock climb. Check this one out.
The North Face of any formation is often the most intimidating. North facing rocks receive less sun, tend to be steeper, and more dangerous. In this video, the classic Monty Python crew tackles the North Face of Uxbridge Road. These techniques are essential for harder climbing. Watch in amazement.
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