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Climbing At All The TCS Comps With Holly Webb

Everyone knows that the Touchstone Comp Series promises a good time. For Holly Webb the comps also provide a welcome reprise from everyday work and a chance to enjoy the Touchstone community. Webb travels from Arizona just to climb at the comps. She spoke a bit with the Touchstone blog about her commitment.“I’m an ordinary […]

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Late Night BBQ at Dogpatch Boulders

On Friday the 20th Dogpatch Boulders will be hosting a members-only late night climbing session and barbecue. Summer is here at last, so let’s welcome it with style! Dogpatch Boulders manager Justin Alarcon couldn’t be happier. “We try to do a fun event every month to thank our members for being so rad,” said Alarcon. […]

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Hiking the Pacific Northwest Trail

The Pacific Northwest Trail starts in Montana’s Glacier National Park and follows 1200 miles of hiking trail from the Continental Divide through northern Idaho before ending at Alva Beach in Washington, the most western point in the continental United States. Many hikers pass through chunks of the 65 day journey but only nine hikers finished […]

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Monday Funday at Mission Cliffs

What to expect: Monday is YOUR day, dear members. After a long weekend of hosting SCS Youth Divisional Championships, we are gonna be SO psyched to see all your bright and shining faces again. Let’s celebrate! We will have BRAND NEW COMP ROUTES for you to project and crush, along with score cards so you […]

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1,200 miles In the Footsteps of a Wolf

Jay Simpson, a Touchstone Climbing Member and National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee, is currently on a hiking and biking expedition across Oregon and Northern California, retracing the tracks of Oregon’s famous Wolf OR-7. Wolf OR-7 attracted international headlines as the first wild wolf in California since 1924. The Wolf OR-7 Expedition is retracing his GPS […]

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June Jordan School for Equity at Dogpatch Boulders

Last month, students from June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) made their first visit to Dogpatch Boulders. JJSE’s Intersession is comprised of three weeks of experiential learning courses where students learn by doing and actively engage in a variety of real-world experiences that challenge them physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Conducted outside of the four […]

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June Jordan School for Equity at Dogpatch Boulders

Last month, students from June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) made their first visit to Dogpatch Boulders. JJSE’s Intersession is comprised of three weeks of experiential learning courses where students learn by doing and actively engage in a variety of real-world experiences that challenge them physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Conducted outside of the four […]

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New Zealand Trip Report

In April 2014 Longtime Touchstone Staff Members Michelle Leung and Jeffrey Kosoff travelled to New Zealand to spend a month recreating amongst birthing Volcanoes, glacier carved Mountains, heavily polished limestone, sandfly infested coastlines and the living descendants of Old Gondwana. Check out their jaw-dropping trip report!  The following photos reveal a slice of this journey […]

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