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GWPC Climbers Take on Oakland Running Festival

On March 22nd, a crew of GWPC Climbers ran through the streets of Oakland as part of the Oakland Running Festival. GWPC member, Ari Oppenheimer talked a bit about the group’s race for the Touchstone Blog. Anyone who has dedicated any real time to climbing knows just how incredibly fun it is. The pleasure to […]

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The Train in LA

Recently, LA.B member Joyce Tam wrote about one of the most under appreciated transportation service to the climbing gym. Sometimes I’m positive I’m the only person that rides the train because most of the time folks are shocked to hear there is a train in LA. But yes, I speak the truth when I say […]

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Touchstone to host SCS Youth Climbing Comps

Touchstone Climbing will be hosting SCS Youth Climbing competitions at three different locations this spring, bringing USA climbing to the Bay Area! We are excited to be trying something new and we’re thrilled to be able to make it a very exciting comp season for both youth competitors and our members. Here is the schedule […]

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Remembering Sean “Stanley” Leary

On March 13th, the world lost an amazing man in Zion National Park in a base jumping accident. Sean “Stanley” Leary was well known in the climbing world. In Yosemite, he had climbed El Capitan more than 50 times and established new rock routes across North America. He explored new lines in the Arctic, Patagonia, […]

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Anchor Clinic with Hans Florine

It was good ol’ 100 dolla Benjamin who famously said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Here at Touchstone Climbing, we strive to do just that. Sure, you can watch YouTube videos teaching you how to belay safely, but chances are you’re not reeeeally going […]

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Kiss My Asana- A Mind Body Solutions Yogathon

Join yoga instructor Sandra Razieli in a Yogathon to raise funds for Mind Body Solutions, an organization that makes yoga available to people who have suffered from trauma, loss and disability.   I am happy to share that I am participating in a yogathon called Kiss My Asana.  It’s a fundraiser for Mind Body Solutions, […]

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Kids Programs at Dogpatch Boulders

It’s something we’ve heard time and time again, ‘I wish I’d discovered climbing sooner!’ Maybe you totally blew your undergraduate years living in Los Angeles but not visiting Joshua Tree, or you’re lamenting the tendons of steal that could have been yours if your parents had only pushed climbing on you instead of violin. Either […]

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Wounded Warrior Project at Mission Cliffs

It was late on a Saturday afternoon when the bus pulled up outside of Mission Cliffs. The sun had already gone down, and only a few dedicated climbers were still pressing on, trying their hardest to get just one move further on routes they’d been projecting all day. The doors to the gym opened, and […]

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Sunday Funday Big Kid Climbing Comp

This April, The Studio Climbing will be hosting our second SCS Youth Locals Competition. Kids from all over the Bay Area will be able to climb and compete on our walls! We’re expecting a great turn out and we couldn’t be happier to support the next generation of happy and healthy climbers. But what about our […]

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