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Member of the Month: Marissa Treece

Have YOU still found yourself wanting to get in better shape and try CrossFit, but not doing so for one reason or another? Have you waited for some kind of inspiration to find you first? Well, WAIT NO LONGER! Perhaps, our October member of the month, Marissa Treece, can inspire all of us to personally […]

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TCS2014 Finale

After 9 months, 9 gyms, and over 5,000 competitors, the Touchstone Rope Series 2014 competition ended with a bang last Friday at Mission Cliffs. Over 400 men and women came to compete in beginner, intermediate, or advanced categories at our original gym in the heart of San Francisco. Climbers had 5 hours to climb their […]

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Women Racing up El Capitan

Shortly after the sun crested Half Dome this morning (October 28th), two of the Valley’s fastest women began the Yosemite Grand Prix- The Nose of El Capitan. Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat hit the stop watch at 7:18 am and charged up the big wall. Tom Evans photo of Mayan Smith-Gobat leading while Libby follows […]

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10 Things you might not know about #TCS2014

The Touchstone Climbing Series Rope Finale is this Saturday at Mission Cliffs! Read on to find out 10 fun facts about our comp series!  10. The logo was created by our Graphic Designer.  Heather Campbell, who is the bees knees, created the baller logo and t-shirt design that can be seen on the backs of […]

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Training Beta with Hans Florine

We know Hans Florine as the manager of our Concord location, Diablo Rock Gym. But to the rest of the world, he is a climbing legend… Hans was recently interviewed for Training Beta. Check out their write up and listen give the podcast a listen! What We Talked About His seriously amazing feats as a […]

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Redpointing Clinic with Derek Powell

The best way to push your climbing to your absolute limits is to redpoint, to practice a route and then climb it without falling. The tactics involved in redpointing are numerous and deciphering them all can be quite difficult. Luckily there’s help. On November 13th, Berkeley Ironworks will be offering a free clinic for members […]

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Outside…………Inside Fresno

Published in FresYes. Life in Fresyes is at times either much to hot or much to foggy to play outside so what are we to do in the height of summer or in the long grey winter months? Many of us go to one of the traditional gyms in town but for the rest of […]

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Bay Area Neighborhood Guide: Dogpatch Boulders

Published in Mommy Nearest Ten years ago, Dogpatch was not a popular destination for San Francisco urbanites. It was an industrial spot known for a couple of bars and restaurants, and a scattering of houses. (It was also infamous for being the home of the Hell’s Angels headquarters.) Today, though, the neighborhood is thriving with […]

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Jeremy Ho “Setting for the Empire”

Head Setter Jeremy Ho was interviewed on the ChalkTalk Podcast! Here’s the write up from the host – be sure to check out the postcast to hear JHo and keep up with other climbing news. Jeremy Ho is the head route setter of Touchstone Climbing Gyms. He is responsible for managing a team of route […]

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Hollywood Boulders

That’s right people, we have secured a location for a state of the art indoor climbing gym in Hollywood, California. This will be our 3rd project currently underway in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Once again, Touchstone worked with the team at Creative Space to find a ‘needle in a haystack’ location that addressed all […]

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