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Osho Meditation Clinic

Looking to improve your concentration, reduce stress and live a healthy lifestyle? Studies have found that mediation has a direct correlation between engaging in the activity and the mentioned benefits. The Studio will be offering an Osho meditation Clinic with Dustin Brooks in August. Dustin Brooks recently returned from a 15-month journey to India, Nepal, […]

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Hans Florine Presentation to Benefit Save Donner Climbing

Do you love hearing climbing legends talk about their legendary feats under the open sky while sipping a beer, all while raising money to keep one of your favorite climbing and recreation areas open forever…?! If your answer is no… we just… don’t know what to say… Touchstone Climbing has been involved with the Truckee […]

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Body Work On The Road

I twisted my body on the sloping hold, stabbed my right foot and felt a sharp pain between my shoulder blades. I came off the boulder problem and felt a knife in my spine. This time, I was fortunate enough to be climbing in the Bay Area. I received a 15-minute massage at Berkeley Ironworks […]

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Bouldering Comp Raises over 3k for BACC

If you attended the Touchstone Climbing Series bouldering competition at Berkeley Ironworks and thought to yourself, ‘Jeeze, this had got to be the biggest comp I’ve ever been to…’ You were right! The TCS2015 competition had over 750 competitors! We’re especially psyched that we were also able to help raise over $3,500 for the Bay Area Climbers Coalition through […]

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Nine Gyms, Three Days

One of the benefits of a Touchstone Climbing membership is that you have access to 9 world class climbing and fitness gyms across California. But are you taking advantage of this perk? Two Mission Cliffs members recently took the plunge and road tripped the state – climbing at all 9 locations in just three days! Gina Lam […]

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Member Spotlight: George Peridas

Mountaineer, ice climber, trad/sport/mixed climber, environmentalist, husband, father and all around AWESOME guy, DRG member George Peridas shares a little bit about growing up in Greece and how he balances family, career and climbing. Check out this Member Spotlight! How did it all begin? I was born and grew up in Athens, Greece. I spent my summers […]

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Member(s) of the Month: Diana & Ryan Gallagher

What do Craigslist, Dave Nunley, Shakira, water slides, air hockey, and chili peppers have in common? You will just have to read the next feature to find out. If you need a friendly laugh, genuine hug, or beta on that impossible 13a, look no further than the Gallagher’s! It takes all kinds of people to […]

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Better Know a Setter: Giovanni Traversi

Ambrosia, Evilution, King Air. These boulder problems are synonymous with difficult highball climbing. The first two, located on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in Bishop, California clock in at forty and fifty-five feet respectively. Yosemite’s King Air hits forty feet at the lip of the boulder. Climbing these double-digit boulder problems requires massive commitment and confidence. […]

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International Climber’s Festival

Before the dynamic duo behind the RV Project took to the open road, they were familiar faces around our gyms in the Bay Area. We check in from time to time to see what life is like for this dream team. Last weekend Spencer and Vikki hit up the International Climber’s Festival in Lander, Wyoming and […]

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Counseling Enriched Classroom at Berkeley Ironworks

In July a group of young adults from the Counseling Enriched Classroom program at Berkeley High School visited Berkeley Ironworks for a day of climbing and team building. CEC classrooms support students with mild to severe learning disabilities. “Education is something that comes in multiple forms, and we pride ourselves on taking advantage of non-standard […]

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