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Les Rivieres Pourpres: Climbing in Morocco’s Taghia Gorge

By James Lucas “Merde!” Bego screamed in French. Thunder crashed around her. She fought with the crux move of Les Rivieres Pourpres, a six hundred meter 7b+ (5.12c) on Tajoudad in the Taghia Gorge.   A few days earlier, I had met Bego and her partner Pauline over chocolate and tea with a group of […]

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Halloween Climb-a-thon at Berkeley Ironworks

Looking for a fun excuse to climb in your Halloween costume on Saturday and raise money for cancer support and research?! … that’s a pretty specific request… but we’ve got you covered! Berkeley Ironworks will be hosting a Halloween Climb-a-thon, which will raise money for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center. This amazing organization helps women with […]

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America’s Future Conservationists Climb at The Studio in San Jose

Earlier this fall, The Studio Climbing in San Jose was thrilled to open its doors and welcome a group of San Mateo high school students from the Student Conservation Association for a fun day of climbing. The SCA’s program connects underserved youth with hands-on environmental education, bringing students on outdoor trips and engaging them in […]

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Team Touchstone’s Nilo Batle at the World Championships

Earlier this year, Team Touchstone athlete Nilo Batle competed in Arco Italy in the World Championships! Check out this awesome video to learn more about his experience – great work Nilo!

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Learning to Crack Climb at Touchstone Climbing

Visiting a Touchstone Climbing Gym, you might have noticed climbers struggling up the practice cracks. Their hands covered in white tape, sometimes wincing in pain, as they jam their hands and feet into the cracks to move upwards. The cracks are not obvious, and these features, molded to varying widths, often go unnoticed unless someone […]

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LA Boys and Girls Club Climb at LA Boulders

This summer, LA Boulders had the opportunity to introduce a group of teens to their very first climbing experience! The kids in the group were part of the College Bound program from the Teen Center (ages ranging from 12-15) at the Boys and Girls Club in East Los Angeles. The BGC is a national nonprofit organization […]

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Sacramento Pipeworks Hosts Record Breaking Bouldering Comp

  The Touchstone Climbing Series is the largest climbing competition in the world! So far this year, the series has visited 8 of our gyms, bringing with it brand new competition routes and boulder problems. “Our TCS events are the perfect excuse for people to check out other Touchstone Climbing Gyms,” said Marketing Director Lauryn […]

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Team Touchstone Athlete Profile: Hanna Grossman

Touchstone Climbing is proud to support our competitive climbing climb team. At each gym, there are passionate and dedicated young climbers of all ages who have made climbing a priority and train to compete in regional, national and international events. We sat down with Hanna Grossman, who has been climbing since she was 10 years old. “Hanna […]

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LA Boulders Hosts Fundraiser for The McIntyre House

On September 25th, crushers and queens came together at LA Boulders for a day of cross-dressing and fundraising. It was a real DRAG! To celebrate their annual Recovery issue, The Fight Magazine, along with La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, organized Recovery Rocks. The event included a day of climbing, yoga, and a 3pm drag contest, […]

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Kids Belay at The Studio Climbing

By Alyssa Edwards I remember my childhood as the monkey of our neighborhood here in San Jose. I was constantly terrifying my friends’ parents, as well as my own, by climbing everything in sight. Trees, play structures, furniture, you name it – I climbed it. I’m sure this sounds familiar to many parents out there. Children are filled […]

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