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Member of the Month – Conan Ridzik

Meandering around the weight room at Pipeworks, you will hear many distinctive conversations. If you listen closely, you may even hear of the modern day search for gold! Literally. Member Conan Ridzik has spent a number of years panning for nuggets of the precious commodity that drove many fortune hunters out to California. “If you […]

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Making the Most of Climbing on the Coast

Yesterday was beautiful and sunny. Today, it rained for hours, soaking the rock. The entire town of Squamish soaked after a night and morning of wet weather. Climbing in coastal areas like Squamish, Mickey’s Beach or the bouldering in Humboldt can be fickle at best. There’s a few tips to making sure your next climbing […]

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DRG Member Spotlight: Andrea Arends

You’ve seen her at the gym, at a local crag and maybe even frolicking through the mountains with her little dog too. Get to know our girl crush, Andrea “Dre” Arends in our August Member Spotlight! How did it all begin? What’s your story? I grew up in Antioch and come from a small family. I also […]

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Escalando Fronteras Slide Show and Donation Drive

This Thursday GWPC is cooking up something special! We’re happy to be hosting the Move Mountains Slide Show. The event is designed to raise awareness and support for Escalando Fronteras, a non-profit that brings the mountains to at-risk youth in the marginalized area of Monterey, Mexico. EF is currently launching a unique youth development project that will utilize […]

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Fresno American Indian Health Project at MetalMark Climbing

  We’re happy to have welcomed the Fresno American Indian Health Project to MetalMark Climbing. FAIHP is a culturally sensitive health access and advocacy program designed to enhance the health and well being of the American Indian community in the City of Fresno, CA. The Health Project provides public health services and access to free & low […]

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SUHLA Scholars Climb at Mission Cliffs

Climbing gyms always seem to attract a large number of medical professionals. On any given day at Mission Cliffs, among the climbers on the wall, you will find nurses, doctors, paramedics, medical students, physical therapists, and other healthcare workers. Climbing can be a welcome release from a stressful day, and a social outlet from demanding jobs with long […]

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Ridge Running

“Talk to me when you get below 1:10,” Jonathan “JT” Thesenga told me at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, a few weeks ago. A SLC local climber, JT often mentioned his sub-hour time from the car to the summit of Mount Superior. Many area climbers use the ridge as an afternoon fitness […]

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Reasons to Roadtrip to MetalMark this Friday

It’s Tuesday, which means if you look hard enough…  Friday is almost in sight! But how will you make the most of your precious weekend? How will you really TGIF this F? May we introduce to you, the Touchstone Climbing Series. Know simply at #TCS2015 to it’s friends, the Touchstone Climbing Series is the largest indoor […]

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Gobbling the Cobbles

“Cobble, cobble, cobble,” Alex Honnold said. I wondered when Alex had turned into a Utah turkey. His hands pantomimed the moves on a route in the Pipedream cave. He wasn’t a bird, he was just grabbing the cobbles and playing out the beta. Maple Canyon, located in central Utah, features some of the best summer […]

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TCS2015 Returns to MetalMark Climbing

The Touchstone Climbing Series is a 10 month comp series that tours each of our locations across California. This month we’re gearing up for the second month of our bouldering series, which brings the competition series back to Fresno. On Friday, August 21st, from 5pm-10pm we’re kicking off the part of the month at MetalMark Climbing! […]

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