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Offical Report: Dogpatch Boulders is Getting Even More Awesome

The rumors are true. Dogpatch Boulders, your favorite bouldering gym in San Francisco, is getting even more awesome. Since opening in 2013 in the Dogpatch District, climbers from around the country have flocked to the legendary gym. But that’s no reason to sit back on our haunches! In 2015 our neighbors moved out, which led […]

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Do Beer and Pizza Mix with Rock Climbing

Ever since we announced our plans to open a brewery next door to Sacramento Pipeworks, our members and guests have just one  question….. ‘WHEN?!’ Recently ABC 10 paid a visit to the gym to discuss our plans. Check out the full story and video here.  Most people go to the gym to work off the pizza […]

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TCS Comp at LA Boulders

It’s that time again! The Touchstone Competition Series, aka #TCS2016, comes to LA Boulders in el corazon de Los Angeles this Saturday! The comp kicks off a three-month competition series held at LA Boulders, Hollywood Boulders, and Cliffs of Id. All levels and all ages are welcome to come out and compete! That means YOU! Never […]

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Trip Report: Running it Out on Snake Dyke

Driving home from our climbing trip up the Snake Dyke on Half Dome, I was asked to summarize our trip in one word. Runout. We left camp at 6am to start our epic day of hiking, bushwhacking, trail-hunting, worse bushwhacking, climbing, and eventually more hiking by moonlight. In our early morning grogginess, we decided to […]

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Ultimate Packing Guide for Hollywood Boulders

So you’re planning a trip to Touchstone Climbing’s newest location, Hollywood Boulders. What a great idea! Hollywood Boulders is LA’s largest indoor bouldering gym, and climbers from all over are flocking to our world class climbing terrain. If this is your first time at the gym, here is a handy packing guide to help your […]

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Quinn Cottages, Women’s Empowerment, and the River District: Transforming Lives

If you have lived in Sacramento or ANY big city for long enough, you will eventually realize that homelessness is a real issue. While some spend time complaining about the problems that arise from lack of housing, others are working hard to find solutions. In fact, the River District is where many people come in search […]

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Dogpatch Boulders: A Trippy Athletic Landscape For Urban Climbers

Dogpatch Boulders, our bouldering gym in San Francisco California, recently got a write-up in Hoodline, a neighborhood-based San Francisco publication. Check it out to find out more about our upcoming expansion! …Bouldering is a form of rock climbing in which there are no ropes, and the pitches are significantly smaller, usually topping out at around […]

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Member Profile: Greg Vlasek

The Great Pacific Race 2016 is dubbed “the biggest, baddest, human endurance challenge on the planet.” Competitors from around the globe navigate their 2-4 person human-powered watercrafts (no engines or sails!) from Monterey, CA to Waikiki, HI. The route can range between 2400 to 3000 miles depending on weather condition. And – how cool is […]

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