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Castle Rock Fundraiser: An Evening with Sharma

The impending closure of Castle Rock, one of the Bay Area’s best climbing destinations, has prompted a rallying cry from climbers across the world.  Chris Sharma, a native of nearby Santa Cruz and world renown rock climber, has pledged to show three multimedia presentations to support the park.  All proceeds from the show will go […]

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East Betas Bake Sale

On Tuesday night from 4 to 8pm, The East Betas will be having a bake sale at Great Western Power Company.  The youth climbing team, led by Sonora first ascentionist and Touchstone boulderer Ryan Moon, will be celebrating the team’s 2 year anniversary.  The bake sale will also be an opportunity for the kids to […]

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Access Fund: Kids at the Crag

In the latest issue of Veritcal Times, the Access Fund’s magazine, Laura Snider wrote a great article about The Good, the Bad,and the Beautiful parts of bringing kids to the crag. Check out Snider’s great article from the Access Fund’s blog. Kids at the Crag: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful ~ By Laura […]

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MetalMark Roundup!

Every year during the last week of April, Clovis holds an annual rodeo.  Cowboys and cowgirls come from across the country to compete in various contests from lasso tossing to the exciting sport of bull riding.  This year, MetalMark decided to hold their own rodeo- The MetalMark Roundup! The roundup started at 3 pm with […]

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Casting Call

Are you good looking?  Like really really ridiculously good ?  If you climb, do Yoga, or work out at the Touchstone gyms you probably are. Mountain Hardwear is hosting an open call for male and female models to sport their spring line at their global sales meeting in Richmond in May.  The company is looking […]

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Master of Movement Video

Mainstream portrayls of climbing can be a bit over te top. Often times, the media portrays climbing as brimming with heroics and boldness so much so that it becomes downright comical.  Recently, Bear Grylls was spotlighted in The Master of Movement.  He jumps! He places cams! He wears approach shoes on routes and stems on […]

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DRG Gear Swap

Need some gear to supplement your rack?  Looking for some hard to find climbing equipment?  DRG is having a gear swap from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesday, April 24th.  This will be a great time to buy or sell used climbing gear.  Stop by with your old gear or bring cash and get […]

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Joe Maier on Luminance

Recently, former Pipeworks setter and Sacramento superstar, Joe Maier headed out to the Luminanace Boulder in the Buttermilks. This problem defines high ball. The enormous boulder problem borders on a free solo. A fall from the top would not be good. Many climbers prefer to climb problems like these top down, rappelling in and rehearsing […]

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Zero Gravity at Nationals

April 6th and 7th, marked the 2012 Sport Climbing Series National Championships in Boulder, Colorado at Movement Climbing + Fitness.   Zero Gravity Climbers Josh Levin, Alexa Nazarian, Charlie Andrews, Dylan Barks and Jacquelyn Wu traveled to Boulder to compete with some of the best climbers in the country.  The National Championships are used to determine who can represent the US Team […]

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LivinBob at MetalMark

Some people believe there’s not much to do in the Central Valley but Socrates Lozano and Joey Ybarra started a YouTube channel to prove people wrong. Recently they headed over to MetalMark in Fresno to show some of the excitement going on in the Central Valley. “We’re trying to show people what there is in […]

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