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HIT Strips Training

Sam and Ryan are back! This time to demonstrate how to train for climbing with HIT strips. Check out this video and come to GWPC to try them out for yourself!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Climbs at MetalMark

January was National Mentoring Month, and Metalmark invited Bigs and Littles from the Big Brothers Big Sisters into the gym to honor the amazing mentors in their program. “We did many events during the month, but none were as exciting and unique as the climbing event at MetalMark Climbing Gym!” said a coordinator. More than 50 Bigs […]

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The Dawn Wall Cleanup

On January 15th, Kevin Jorgenson and Tommy Caldwell made climbing history when they completed the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, free climbing the world’s hardest big wall over a nineteen day effort. A colossal amount of effort went into the ascent. “The Dawn Wall was 94% work and 6% climbing,” said Kevin Jorgenson. During the […]

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Beyond Soccer: Sporty Alternatives for Kids

Published on Red Tricycle Getting hooked on sports at a young age can have immediate and lifelong benefits, like boosting self-confidence, building a healthy body, fostering friendships and learning how to lose with dignity. (Or at least without throwing things.) If your kiddo hasn’t shown much interest in balls, bathing suits or being part of […]

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Member of the Month: Sue Karlton

Please do yourself a favor today, and take a moment to meet another intriguing member of our gym-centered social circle. Sue is sometimes found near the stretching area, demanding that the eager, young staff find her a book holder for her treadmill. She is as sweet and sassy as they come, and that is why […]

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Leadership Public Schools at Berkeley Ironworks

This winter, Shawn Benjamin brought 10 students to Berkeley Ironworks to try out climbing for the first time. Ms. Benjamin is the Principle at Leadership Public Schools in Richmond, a tuition-free public charter high school dedicated to preparing 100% of their graduating students for success in college and leadership in their communities. “99% of our students […]

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Meeting Team Touchstone

We are proud to be supporting Team Touchstone, a comprehensive and competitive youth climbing team. Interesting in our youth climbing program? We sat down with head coaches Zach Wright and Scott Cory to find out more.  Zach Wright, a 22-year-old philosophy undergraduate student at UC Berkeley and Bay Area native, and Scott Cory, a 24-year-old […]

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Ultimate Fitness Challenge at DRG

On Saturday, Diablo Rock Gym in Concord hosted their annual Ultimate Fitness Challenge. Members and guests had the chance to try a sampling EVERY class offered at the gym – all within one morning! Over 100 people came out the event. M “It’s a wonderful chance for new and prospective members to see what we […]

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Harness and Gear Demos

Do you know what time it is? HARNESS AND GEAR DEMO TIME! Want to know where to buy a climbing harness? Or how to use a grigri 2? Wonder no more my friends. The world famous Touchstone Climbing harness and gear demo is the perfect chance to stock up on all the gear you need to […]

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Ultimate Fitness Experience at Diablo Rock Gym

On Saturday January 16th, Diablo Rock Gym will be holding another Ultimate Fitness Experience Event. The three-hour event provides members and non-members an opportunity to check out the other classes at the gym.   “We have people that come in and take yoga, aikido, or TRX,” said Diablo Rock Gym Manager Hans Florine. The UFE provides […]

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