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How to Send Your Outdoor Project

Ryan Moon stepped on the granite edge, curling his fingers on polished granite. The Ironworks employee crimped his way to a bulge. The sequence above stumped him. He went right hand. Then left. He fought the crux and the lactic acid in his forearms. A few minutes later, Bay area hardman Jordan Shackelford stepped up to […]

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Tips on Learning to Trad Climb

Traditional climbing offers the chance to scale large formations, to take a set of gear and climb to the top without the need of another party establishing the route. It is one of the most exciting types of climbing- summits, self-reliance, and huge formations. However, trad climbing can be intimidating! There’s a lot of moving pieces, […]

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Climbing the Wide with Pride: The Freschl Special

Imagine seeing your fifth-grade teacher inverted inside a horrendous wide crack in Yosemite. What kind of homework would she give you…? Christina Freschl, a 31-year-old Berkeley resident climbed in Yosemite for the first time in 2004. While battling on English Breakfast Crack, a 5.10c at Arch Rock, Freschl became excited and confused by the idea […]

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Member of the Month: Suleka Sun-Lindley

By: Jason Bove This month, I proudly introduce…Suleka Sun-Lindley. You may have seen her upside-down in a yoga class, climbing, cooking, painting, designing, smiling, or bringing the local community together through some other ambitious pursuit. I have had the pleasure of knowing Suleka for many years now, and I am constantly impressed that one woman […]

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The Wounded Warrior Project: Climbing Half Dome for Veterans

Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember the soldiers who have given their lives to protect our nation, but why stop there? Various programs focus on supporting our veterans year round. The Wounded Warrior Project dedicates itself to helping soldiers of America’s Armed Forces that have been wounded in war by raising awareness, providing aid and […]

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Adventure Race at Diablo Rock Gym

At Diablo Rock Gym in Concord, fitness is fun again. If you don’t believe us, just take a look at what they’ve got planned in September!  “We’ve done an Adventure Race around the gym for the past two years,” said Manager Hans Florine. “It’s a great way for our members to see how much HARD […]

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Better Know a Setter: Ryan Rougeux

They’re up with the sun, chain coffee-drinking and working hard to bring you the routes you love to send, project, and crush. ‘Touchstone Routesetting’ is an industry term for excellence, and each member of the crew brings a little somethin’ somethin’ to the team. In our ongoing segment, Better Know a Setter, we bring you […]

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The PsicoComp WrapUp

On August 8th, Clif Bar held a $30,000 drag race between 32 of the world’s best climbers in Park City Utah. The second annual PsicoComp pitted climbers in a head to head battle on a 55 foot tall wall above an Olympic pool. With former winner Sasha Digulian on the mend with a finger injury, […]

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Finding Solutions at LA Boulders

This Month, LA Boulders had the pleasure of hosting a group from Breathe Life Healing Center, an LA-based clinic that aides adults in overcoming addiction. “We were lucky enough to work with this awesome organization twice in two weeks, and some people from the first group even came back the second week for round two!” […]

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Long Weekend Trip to Sonora’s Gold Country

Sonora’s Gold Country contains an amazing variety of climbing from limestone bouldering to traditional basalt cracks to blocky sport climbing.  Spring and fall are the best times to climb in Sonora but the overhanging rock of Jailhouse stays dry in even the most savage winter storm.  In the summer, escaping the heat can be easy […]

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