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TRS Finale and Onsight Finals

This weekend, the Touchstone Rope Series will be holding its final competition at Mission Cliffs.   On Saturday, September 15th from noon until 6 p.m., climbers will be tackling the fifty foot lead walls at the gym on amazing new routes set by Touchstone’s best route setters. At every TRS comp, there has been great […]

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The Wide World of Offwidthing

Ever wonder about the wide world of offwidthing? In this video, wide climber super star Pamela Shanti Pack explains a bit about climbing the wide with pride. Check out her moves and get ready for some Yosemite wide climbing this fall!

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Diablo Rock Adventure Race

On Saturday, September 1st, over 50 people headed over to Diablo Rock Gym for a day filled with excitement.  The Labor Day weekend marked the first Adventure Race at the gym.  Coed and single sex teams ran through a series of obstacles.  From balancing across a slackline, to hiking, to climbing, to swimming, to a […]

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Rappelling Tips

Rappelling, when you descend a rope by sliding down it using a specialized device, is the most dangerous part of climbing.  Descending is one of the only times when your safety is based solely on your equipment. Most of the accidents that come with rappelling are because of climber error.  Some key factors to watch […]

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Dogpatch Boulders Wall Designs

We know, we know. Dogpatch Boulders will have to be at LEAST three times bigger than this… While it’s hard to get a true sense of Dogpatch Boulders, coming to San Francisco in January 2013, we’ve begun to release computer models to give you an idea of the terrain you’ll know and love. This past […]

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Lead Climbing

In the latest Rock Climbing for Beginners Videos, Adam Barczack explains the methods behind lead climbing. Barczack demonstrates how to mock lead, how to clip properly, and how to make sure the rope runs correctly over your body.

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Fall Training with Alarcon

The fall climbing season is fast approaching. One of the ways to get a jump start on the upcoming climbing season is to meet with a personal trainer. Last week, I got the chance to meet with NASM trainer and hardman boulderer Justin Alarcon at Berkeley Ironworks. One of my major climbing goals this fall […]

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