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Are you ready for TCS2014 at DRG?

It’s that time again! The Touchstone Competition Series, aka #TCS2014, comes to Diablo Rock Gym in Concord this Friday! TCS has visited a Touchstone gym every month this year, alternating between roped climbing and bouldering. TCS2014 at DRG will be a roped climbing comp and climbers of all levels and all ages are welcome to […]

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Climbing on Everest with Gulnur Tumbat

Touchstone member and Bay area resident, Gulnur Tumbat spent much of the spring 2014 season on Everest. She wrote a bit about her experience for the Touchstone blog. Getting ready for an 8000-meter expedition is a big deal. It is even bigger for someone like me who has a day job and doesn’t get to […]

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Climbing Half Dome with James Lucas and Christina Freschl

My toes dangled over the ledge. I pushed against the tiny sidewalk and shuffled with my back against the wall, staring at the 2,000 foot drop. I fought into a chimney at the end of the narrow “Thank God Ledge.” A few more feet and I’d be done being scared, I hoped. In June of […]

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Student Memberships at The Studio Climbing

The Studio Climbing in San Jose is just blocks from San Jose State University, so of COURSE we offer a killer student membership! “Students can now climb to new heights with the introduction of a new $39 monthly student membership at The Studio, a rock climbing gym off First and San Carlos Streets,” wrote Nick […]

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Off the Wall Training Clinic at Berkeley Ironworks

Looking to improve your climbing with a little… fitness? Look no further than this OFF the wall training for climbers at Berkeley Ironworks. This clinic is designed to teach intermediate and advanced climbers how to train effectively in the weight room to maximize climbing performance by increasing pulling capacity. Topics will include: Climber injury prevention […]

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Climb 2 v Grades Higher at LA Boulders

By Jeff Blum As everyone knows the LA Boulders is Touchstone Climbing’s newest gym and first in Los Angeles. Not only is this awesome all bouldering gym an amazing facility with great wall angles, climbing and staff, but they also host great events. Over the past months there have been gear swaps, late night climbing […]

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Member of the Month: Rudy Meyers

By Jason Bove If you have come in to Pipeworks on a weekday at 9 pm or later, there is no doubt that you have met and/or had a worthwhile conversation with Rudy Meyers. Amongst other things, he is a father, local photographer, music lover, wine aficionado, and a beacon of insight and knowledge of […]

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SF International High School at Dogpatch Boulders

The SF International High School paid Dogpatch Boulders a visit twice last month. Originally they had only planned to visit once, but they had so much fun on their first visit they asked to come back – and how could we say no!? These students are from all over the world and for the majority […]

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10 Signs You Shouldn’t Climb With Someone

Finding a good climbing partner can be challenging. There’s quite a few people wandering around the climbing community looking for partners. Most of them are great and awesome to climb with but there are a few people who might not be so fun. To weed these people out just look for a few tell tale […]

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