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The Last Dirtbag: Touchstone Blogger James Lucas

Are you a weekend warrior who dreads the drive home on Sunday nights, wishing you could keep climbing.. forever? Do you ever wonder what it’s like to live on the road full-time? To climb every day? For Touchstone Climbing blog contributor James Lucas, this is a reality. For the last five years, James has lived […]

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WOD on Memorial Day

By GWPC member Donna Ball If you are familiar with CrossFit you know that there are a number of workouts (WODs) named for heroes who have died in the line of duty. Most of these are named for military members who have lost their lives, but there are also hero WODs for firemen and policeman […]

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Clark Canyon Trip Report

Tioga Pass is Open! I know there are many other ways into the eastern Sierra, but there is nothing like driving through Tuolumne Meadows to get to a near endless supply of sport, trad and bouldering. Oh, and did I mention free camping and hot springs? And, unlike Yosemite, dogs are OK too… To make […]

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‘Science ROCKS’ goes Rock Climbing

We are always excited to hear back form teachers and leaders who bring kids from our community into the gym to CLIMB! We received this nice write up from Katie. Thanks for coming! We had a blast showing the Science ROCKS kids the ropes! Each semester I select a group of students to be the […]

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Mission High School Climbs at Mission Cliffs!

Tol Lau is a Math Teacher at Mission High School. He also teaches an advisory period, where he spends most of the time helping kids draft their college resumes. He decided to try something a little different…. Climbing! Many of you have seen the big white building across the street from Dolores Park, but few […]

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Step and Repeat Photo Booth at TCS2014

The Step and Repeat, provided by American Signs, made it’s first Touchstone Climbing Series debut last weekend in San Jose. The back drop, which free standing and folds down to the size of a large tent, was a huge hit at the comp. “It’s been a fun thing to add to our already robust bag o’ […]

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Lurking Fear with Mark and Chris

Picture a fun day of climbing with a long time friend. For a pair of Bay area climbers, that meant a quick jaunt up El Capitan. For the past two decades, Touchstone owner Mark Melvin has tied in with Mill Valley local Chris McNamara. Mark first dragged Chris up the West Face of El Capitan […]

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Get ready for TCS2014 at The Studio

The great thing about having nine gym siblings, (and we’re expecting!) is that there is ALWAYS something going on. This week it’s The Studio Climbing’s turn to host a party, and we can’t wait! The Touchstone Climbing Series, or #TSC2014 if you speak hashtag, will continue with a bouldering competition. “It’s going to be RAD,” […]

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Member of the Month: Dustin Raúl Stumpf

By Guest Blogger: Jason Bove This month, we observed Mother’s Day. But, assuming we celebrate, we should not limit ourselves to just one day a year to celebrate our Mothers. With this in mind, it was abundantly clear who we should feature for May: Dustin Raúl Stumpf. Not only does Dustin have a rewarding job as […]

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Learn How to be a Route Setter!

Ever wondered what it takes to turn a wrench? Wonder no more! Dogpatch Boulders is hosting their first ever Route Setting Clinic. The clinic, which will be held THIS Saturday, will cover the nitty gritty details of setting. But the REAL secret will be the basic movement principles that give you a sneak peak at […]

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