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Power Training Through Campusing

Often rock climbs come down to a single move- the crux of the climb. Being strong enough to get through the cruxes can be difficult. “if you cannot pull a single hard move, you have nothing to endure,” said Tony Yaniro, one of the founders of modern climbing training. Yaniro spoke of having power to […]

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Indian Rock Clean-Up

Want to help out at one of the best local climbing areas in the San Francisco area? On October 26 and 27th from 10 am until 4 pm, a group of local climbers will be organizing a raffle, free food and a chance to clean up the famous Indian Rock area. What is this Event? […]

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10th Annual Yosemite Facelift

This week marks the tenth annual Yosemite Facelift.  For the past decade, the Yosemite Climbing Association has organized climbers to help with a park wide clean-up.  Trash, old ropes, debris, and litter are all collected by volunteers, who receive a raffle ticket at the end of the day for helping out.  A number of climbing […]

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Staff Profile: Steven Roth

Here at Touchstone Climbing, we’re lucky to be surrounded by crushers of all kinds. Today Berkeley Ironworks staffer Ryan E. Moon sits down with a fellow co-worker Steven Roth to find out more about developing a new route at Mickey’s Beach, what it’s like to be from Florida, and his legal troubles with Nickelodeon.  RM: […]

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The Dogpatch Community: Nilo and Lars

Even with hundreds of crushers going in and out of Dogpatch Boulders, Nilo and Lars are easily noticed. “In a gym dominated by people in the 20-40 age range, everyone knows them as the kids who will climb with anyone, not just other kids,” said Dogpatch manager Justin Alarcon. We took a moment to find out […]

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Remi Meets Remi

We are happy to announce that Remi Moehring, formerly of Mission Cliffs, will be managing the LA Boulders in Los Angeles, California. While those of us in the Bay Area are lucky enough to know her well, we wanted to give everyone a sneak peak at what an awesome gal we are sending south to […]

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The Emperor’s New Clothes: Bay Area FA

In early September, Ironworks employee Steven Roth, Bay Area photographer Jim Thornburg and Tom Ogasawara cleaned The Emperor’s New Clothes, a sport protected route on the coast near Stinson Beach. Located on the Emperor boulder below Endless Bummer, the route is “dynamic and very sustained for the first 50 feet, followed by 20 feet of […]

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Member of the Month: Nicholas Wray

In our ongoing segment – 15 minutes with Doctor Bove – Pipeworks staffer Jason Bove sits down with a member to get to know a little more about what makes them tick. “You can have 15 minutes with the doctor, but only YOU know what is prescribed for your life.” he says.  Tonight, I sit on […]

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Dogpatch Bowldering League

Fall has fallen, and it’s time to start the bouldering season out right! We’ll be kicking off a brand new, never before seen ‘Bowldering League,’ at Dogpatch Boulders. 2 parts fun, 1 part competition, .5 parts fame and .5 parts glory, this competition will run for 10 weeks this fall. Read on to find out […]

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Reel Rock Tour 8

The Reel Rock Tour will be coming to California soon. This year Hazel Findlay and Emily Harrington star in a short about their big wall adventure in Morocco. Daniel Woods learns about climbing from master climber Yuji Hirayama. The Stonemasters of Yosemite come to life with tales of a plane crash filled with a dirtbag’s […]

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