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Glen Canyon Clean Up

Last year, the San Francisco Parks and Recreation department closed the Glen Canyon Park and at Beaver Street Wall to climbers, siting recent vandalism. It’s always especially painful as climbers when we see an outdoor crag we love disrespected and closed. Touchstone Climbing acted fast, collecting postcards from our members to then send to the city to show […]

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Nutrition for Climbing

Nutrition for climbing can be a difficult subject. On one side of the spectrum there are climbers who eat a dozen donuts and then crush v13, on the other side there are climbers who gulp air for a light snack for their 5.14d sport sends. Finding the middle ground, of a healthy diet can be […]

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Welcome to LA Boulders

We’re not your average gym – so we don’t have you average tour video. LA Boulders opened its doors in 2014, and since then it’s grown to be so much more than just Southern California’s largest indoor bouldering gym. Check out this hilarious video to get the tour of the climbing, yoga, fitness and more […]

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Baking for Badegaun

Great Western Power Company is no stranger to Bake Sales. The Teen Team has put on hugely successful bake sales in the past, raising money to help the team buy t-shirts and sweatshirts. But this time around, the team has decided to raise money for a different cause.  This year all Bake Sale proceeds will […]

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Climbing in the Magical Needles

Last week, I joined four friends to climb in one of the most magical areas in California. Yellow and orange lichen make the rock explode in color. The formation names: The Sorcerer, the Witch, the Magician and the Warlock, add to the magic of The Needles. Located in the Sequoia National Forest, a series of […]

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Cliffs of Id Open House and Vendor Fair

The Cliffs of Id, Southern California’s newest climbing gym, is set to open in late 2015. But the climbing community isn’t wasting any time! We’re hosting a 2nd Open House on Monday, June 8th from 6pm-9pm to answer questions, give curious climbers a tour of the completed bouldering area, hand out shwag and more! Because suuuuure, you know the […]

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Climbing Summer Camp in Oakland

Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to spend it than learning to rock climb with your friends?! We sat down with Great Western Power Company’s Kids Camp Directors Carole Ryu and Jaclyn Clark to get the details on their plans for rock climbing summer camp in Oakland. “Summer vacations are such a memorable […]

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Learning to Climb with our Tracks Program

Touchstone has always been a home base for experienced climbers to improve their skills, as well as a place soon-to-be climbers learn the ropes for the first time. We’re happy to announce that this year we’re rolling out a new clinic tracks program to help people improve, advance, and work towards specific goals. Staffer Ryan Moon […]

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