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Bay Area Climbers at ABS Nationals

This past weekend, September 23 and 24th, ABS Nationals were held in Colorado Springs. Ethan Pringle, Eric Sanchez and a number of Zero Gravity members headed to one of the biggest bouldering competitions in America.  “This was by far the deepest field of amazing climbers at an ABS Open Nationals,” said Zero Gravity coach Scot […]

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Mission Cliffs Expansion to Include Walltopia Walls

It’s been said time and time again; Mission Cliffs is one of the best rock climbing gyms in the country. After almost 20 years of setting the standard for indoor climbing gyms, we have once again decided to expand Mission Cliffs. We are going to add 5,000 sq ft of rope climbing terrain to Mission Cliffs, making […]

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Training for Climbing with HIT Strips

Need a boost in your climbing? Want to be a little stronger? Great Western Power Company‘s system wall offers the perfect opportunity to train harder with HIT strips. Over a decade ago, climbing training author Eric Horst developed a program to greatly increase grip strength. Hypergravity Isolation Training (HIT) utilizes high-intensity exercise, identical finger holds, […]

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Climbing is Honest: Joshua Tree Trip Report

I found myself on the car ride back from my post-Thanksgiving Joshua Tree trip with a little bit less skin, a lot less pride, a lot more dirt, and just the right amount of necessary introspection.  Let me explain. Climbing has always been a multifaceted sport for me, as I must assume it is for […]

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TBS8 at MetalMark Climbing +Fitness

Touchstone Bouldering Competitions are a great chance to get some amazing climbing in. But, they also act as the social event of the season. After TBS 8 hit Berkeley Ironworks and The Studio in San Jose, the fun continued at MetalMark Climbing + Fitness in Fresno. Preparations began on Thursday, two days before the comp. […]

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Bishop Petroglyphs Recovered

Climbing involves more than just rocks. The areas we climb in are important too. Climbers can make a significant impact to help preserve the areas we climb in. On October 31st, the Bureau of Land Management reported that vandals removed four petroglyphs from a sacred Paiute site in the Tablelands area of Bishop, California. The […]

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