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TRS 6 at GWPC and Mental Preparations

The Touchstone Rope Series 6th competition is coming to Great Western Power Company this Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This comp is guaranteed to be a ton of fun.  There will be plenty of food, beer, temporary tattoos, new routes, lots of climbers and a great atmosphere to have high quality fun. To […]

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Pullups with Alarcon

Knowing the correct way to perform an exercise is essential for getting stronger and also crucial to prevent injury.  In the latest installment of the Touchstone training videos, Justin Alarcon demonstrates how to properly perform a pull-up. “A pull-up is the most basic and perhaps the oldest climbing exercise around,” says Touchstone trainer Justin Alarcon. […]

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Pringle Presentation

Touchstone athlete, Ethan Pringle has been getting after it. In the past year, he has traveled across the world climbing some of the best routes and boulder problems. In between his ninja assassin ascents, Pringle managed to get great footage of the climbing he’s done. On Saturay, June 16th, Pringle will hosting a dyno clinic […]

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Lover’s Leap Seasonal Clean-Up

On Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th, Climbing Resources Advocates Greater Sacramento (CRAGS) will be hosting the 3rd annual clean-up of Lover’s Leap.  This is a perfect opportunity to help maintain one of Califorinia’s best climbing areas. A picture of Lover’s Leap, the red line shows the classic Haystack (5.8)  Supertopo.com says, “Lover’s Leap […]

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Floor Bridges with Alarcon

Touchstone trainer, Justin Alarcon knows the value of a strong core. Solid abdominal muscles  keep your body tight to the wall on overhanging terrain, they allow you to reach farther for jams on vertical crack routes, and they help you step your foot up higher on low angle rock. There are numerous exercises to help […]

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