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Empowering Youth Through Climbing in Fresno

In December MetalMark Climbing + Fitness worked with Adventure Risk Challenge, an organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth through wilderness and literary experiences. “This is the second time we’ve invited ARC to come to MetalMark to climb,” said Manager Marie Garringer. “It’s a great opportunity for these kids to see our community of healthy and supportive […]

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Moe’s Valley: A Bouldering Trip Report

A pair of semi’s thundered along I-15 on the bridge below the crag. I lowered from my project, defeated. I wasn’t strong enough for the VRC. I wanted to boulder and enjoy easy low commitment climbing… Winter can be difficult for climbing. El Niñ0 arrived in California, drenching Yosemite National Park  in rain and snow and socking […]

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New Climbing Class: Beyond Belay

We know the feeling. You walk into the climbing gym and see a shirtless and sinewy strong man climbing upside down, or an athletic she-beast floating effortlessly up the wall. They say things like, ‘I’m plus 2, so was able to just skip sloper and go straight to the crimp.’ or ‘Was that an on-sight […]

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Sacramento Pipeworks Featured in Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Pipeworks is the largest indoor climbing gym in Sacramento, and a great place to learn how to rock climb for the first time. If you have never climbed before and you’d like to rope up, we offer an Intro to Climbing Class where you’ll learn how to use the climbing harness and gear, belay […]

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Join Touchstone Climbing for Zero Initiation in January

Resolutions are so 2015. If you’ve been looking for a great way to make new friends and be a part of a healthy and supportive community, look no further than your neighborhood Touchstone Climbing Gym! A monthly membership is a great way to get the most out of our ten climbing and fitness gyms throughout California, and […]

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