If your project involves latching dynos, making big moves to bad holds, or bearing down on tiny crimps, then Power and Strength Training will be necessary additions to your gym routine. In this Touchstone Training video, Scott Cory walks you through a workout that focuses on these crucial skills, including campusing, hangboarding, weighted pull-ups, and injury […]
For long routes or problems with extended cruxes, it is vitally important to learn how to keep the pump clock from ticking down or how to keep pushing while pumped. In this Touchstone Training video, Ethan Pringle lays out an Endurance and Power-Endurance routine including bouldering intervals, route intervals, and recovery exercises to get […]
Looking to get some training beta from the pros? Look no further, because Joe Kinder has put together some fantastic training videos featuring our Ethan Pringle and Scott Cory. Keep an eye on this page for your next gym routine!
Part of what makes the Touchstone family so unique is that we have our own amazing hold manufacturers, Stone Age Climbing Holds. Stone Age gives us the flexibility to dream up exciting new holds for our walls so that we can always challenge and inspire the climbers who come visit our gyms. A couple weeks ago, Andrea […]
In February of this year Sacramento Pipeworks hosted the Keaton Raphael Memorial Group, a great organization that helps the families of kids with cancer. Their mission is “to support children with cancer and their families with emotional, educational, and financial support while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.” When a child is diagnosed, […]
Welcome to our latest installment of Better Know a Setter, featuring the incredible routesetters of Touchstone Climbing. Today we introduce you to Sean Nanos, an Evolv National Team athlete, former foreman of Dogpatch Boulders and now Head Routesetter for the entire Touchstone Southern California region. Sean joined the crew in December 2014 and quickly made a name […]
By Mailee Hung. This year Reel Rock 11 went bigger than ever with Reel Rock Fest, a full weekend of events and excitement with the climbing stars themselves. On Saturday October 1st, we were honored to have Mission Cliffs host a series of clinics with Ashima Shiraishi, Daniel Woods, Conrad Anker, and Brette Harrington, followed […]
If you’re one of the very few people who don’t obsessively refresh the Cliffs of Id Instagram, you might have missed the most exciting development in L.A.’s climbing history: the grand opening of our state-of-the-art rope walls! Coinciding with our Touchstone Climbing Series competition finale, our ropes section opening hosted hundreds of psyched climbers […]