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Fred Beckey Slideshow

  Well into his late 80s, life time dirtbag climber, Fred Beckey shows no signs of slowing down his passion for climbing. Beckey has authored a number of books since the late 1940s, notably the Cadcade Alpine Guide, which is in it’s third edition. In 2003, his 563-page book on the history of the region, […]

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Cyclocross with Phillip Green

  Phillipp Green, a 27 year old front desk staffer at Fresno’s Metal Mark, competed in the HomeGrown CycloCross race series this year. The races take place from September to January and consist of numerous laps around a short, a 1.5 – 2 mile course with mixed terrain of wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and […]

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Climbing Weather App

  There’s days when I sit behind my computer and neurotically check the weather. Yosemite, Castle Rock, Mortar, Smith, Bishop, Mickeys, Pinnacles. Where should I go? Where’s the weather going to be best? Perfect weather in the Valley. On the BART ride home, on the drive out to the crag, and anywhere inbetween, it’s nice […]

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Trip Report: South East Sandstone

Earlier this month, four intrepid bay area climbers took the journey to the deep south in search of some of the best sandstone boulders in the United States. Chattanooga, Tenessee is home to world class bouldering. Al Liu, a 32-year-oldMountain Hardwear employee from Oakland, and Abel Eisentraut, a 41-year-old cabinet maker from Oakland, flew from […]

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The Studio’s New Manager: Diane Ortega

  The Studio, Touchstone’s newest gym in San Jose, just announced that Diane Ortega will be managing the facility. The 30 year old Ortega is originally from Texas but transplanted to California when she attended Chico State, where she received a degree in Political Science. “Originally I wanted to be a lawyer but then reconsidered […]

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