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Rock Project Berkeley Crag Clean Up

The second day of the Bay Area AF Rock Project Tour started out with a hearty breakfast at Berkeley Ironworks to fuel folks up for the morning of crag clean-up ahead. Shout out to the providers of the grub! Local and amazing coffee was provided by Artis Coffee whose owner, Alex Lowe (nephew of the THAT […]

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Climb Up at Mission Cliffs

One of the most valuable aspects of climbing at Mission Cliffs is the community that new climbers become a part of. Although Mission Cliffs sees hundreds of new faces each month as people come in for the first time, it usually only takes a few visits for new climbers to pick up on the strong […]

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Beta Video: v7 at Dogpatch Boulders

This behemoth is at Dogpatch Boulders NOW, and is just waiting for you! Want the on-sight? Don’t watch the video till you’ve sent the problem and see if you climbed it like JHo. Stumped? Check out his beta and see if it helps you take this monster down! Big thanks to Five Ten for sponsoring […]

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Member of the Month: Kristin Rodriguez

In his monthly installment of  Better Know a Member, Sacramento Pipeworks staffer Jason Bove sits down with a member of the climbing community.  Finding the time to participate in fun, athletic activities throughout the working week can be very difficult to do! For this month’s featured member, we try to find out how fitness can be squeezed into […]

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Testimonial: Rock Climbing and Youth Counseling

“My name is Erin Johnson.  I am a marriage and family therapy intern and I work at a counseling center called Coyote Coast located in Orinda, California. I work as a mentor with young men who are transitioning from intensive therapy programs back to living with their families. We do many different activities with the kids […]

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Lessons From Le Menestrels

“He told me there were three very important bases to progress in climbing or just to enjoy it,” Eline Le Menestrel and I sat on a small ledge below Pren Nota, a technical 8a in Siurana. The 16 year old had an impressive resume of climbs including Montserrat’s Sprint Final (8a+) and La Joia de La […]

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Touchstone Climbing Series at Diablo Rock Gym

Last Friday the 2015 season of the Touchstone Climbing Series continued at Diablo Rock Gym in Concord. We had 273 climbers turn in score cards, and many more came out to cheer on their fellow competitors and enjoy the atmosphere of the comp.   As is customary at TCS comps, we had pizza for all […]

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Coring up

I’ve been climbing for several years, but it was just recently that I actually learned how to use my core. If someone told me to “core up!” I honestly had no idea what they were talking about. The story of how I learned is slightly embarrassing, but if it’s for the betterment of rock climbing, […]

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Redpointing Tactics

In the mid-1970s, Kurt Albert painted a red X on the Frankenjura’s fixed pins. Once he was able to climb past the red pins without using them, he would put a red dot at the base of the route. The birth of the Rotpunkt, the red point began nearly forty years ago. Since Albert’s early […]

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T.K. Youth Foundation visits Berkeley Ironworks

On Aug. 12, 2004, two days before Terrance Kelly was set to leave on a full fide football scholarship at Oregon State, he was murdered in Richmond, California by a 15 year old with an apparent grudge. His Father, Landrin Kelly had been determined to protect Terrance from the city’s rough streets and to be […]

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