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Best Boutique Gyms And Fitness Studios In LA

Published in CBS Los Angeles You’ve only got one body to live in, so treat it like the temple that it is. We’ve rounded up a variety of the top spots in LA that can help you up the ante in your health and fitness game. Located in the burgeoning Arts District adjacent to The […]

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Preparing For A Comp

On Friday March 21st, Berkeley Ironworks will hold the second comp in the 2014 Touchstone Climbing Series. Touchstone started these events to help build community and to provide climbers with an opportunity to socialize. The comps also provide a great chance to learn how to climb in a comp setting, a challenging facet of rock […]

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Member of the Month: Racquel

Member of the Month Racquel from The Studio Climbing She first got “dragged” into bouldering at the old San Jose Touchstone Climbing gym back in 2006. After that, she quickly adapted the climber’s life, connecting with other Touchstone climbers and cranking boulders and routes outdoors. She claims to have just “begun to tap into the […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Childcare

By Narinda Heng So. You’ve made a tiny human! Does this mean no more climbing gym time? No! You may have noticed that door between the drinking fountains and the men’s locker room with the “Childcare” sign above it. Here’s what’s inside: Berkeley Ironworks offers childcare for children age 6 months to 6 years four days […]

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Project Reach at MetalMark Climbing

For some, climbing is a passing hobby. A great instagram shot and nothing more. For others it can offer a huge support system. At MetalMark in Fresno, climbing is helping to change the lives of local students and keep them in school. Twice a week, a group of inner-city high school students climb at MetalMark. […]

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Dogpatch Boulders – How To Video

in lieu of a boring FAQ page… our favorite home town hero/pro climber/ MH model Ethan Pringle and coach/blogger/crusher Georgie Abel stopped by Dogpatch Boulders to help spread the word about proper gym etiquette. “I can always tell when it’s someones first time in the gym,” said Dogpatch Boulders manager Justin Alarcon. “And it’s not […]

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Slack Lining with BK

Jump on the line with us, after hours, Saturday, March 29th. Whether you consider yourself a natural, or you just want to come see what all the fuss is about, this event is for everyone with a membership card. Slack lining has been gaining in popularity in recent years. It    Hang with MC’s foreman, […]

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Member Route Setting Clinic at BIW

In an indoor rock climbing environment, one thing’s for sure: the routes you climb are our product.  Sounds stupid and maybe overly philosophical, but the very talented and hard working Touchstone Routesetters literally create a commodity that is so unique and high quality that people pay a monthly membership or for day passes just to […]

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Rest Day Planning

Resting can be one of the most difficult parts of rock climbing. When on a trip, there’s always a need to take a day or two off to let your muscles rest and recover. For obsessive climbers, finding ways to keep yourself busy during rest days can be brutal. Below are a few tips. Hayden […]

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