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Introducing: The Master Track

Tooling around on top rope is great, but for those of you who’ve been dreaming about the sharp end, now is your chance to learn what it takes to be a leader. The Master Track is the program for climbers wanting to learn the full range of skills needed to get outside on real rock. The […]

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Better Know a Setter: Holland Pettingill

Welcome to our latest installment of Better Know a Setter, featuring the incredible routesetters of Touchstone Climbing. Today we introduce you to Holland Pettingill, an OG out of the OC. With over a decade of climbing experience, she brings the fun to LA Area Touchstone gyms with her thoughtful, powerful problems that would be right at […]

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Fight Cancer with Your Old Shoes: Dunk Your Kicks at Touchstone Gyms

  If you’ve upped your cross-training game since the rain put a damper on your climbing plans, or if your #newyearnewyou resolutions included jumpstarting your running habit, maybe you’ve decided to treat yourself to a sweet new pair of running shoes. Rad! But what do you do when your old pair starts to look a little ragged? If […]

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Valley Children’s Hospital Adaptive Sports Gets Vertical at MetalMark

  Sometimes we take for granted our abilities to run, jump, and climb. Those who aren’t able to do the same physical movements are often excluded from athletic activities, or find the outdoors inaccessible to their needs; but these are experiences that ought to belong to everyone, including those whose bodies perform differently from the norm. […]

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Nick Bradley in Bishop

Nick Bradley started climbing at 8 years old in 2005. He has podiumed at the SCS Youth National Championship from 2010 to 2014, and won in 2011 and 2013. A full-time college student and Touchstone Athlete, Nick’s been keeping busy crushing both books and boulders. We caught up with him about his latest trips to that […]

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The Reset Foundation at Berkeley Ironworks

We started the new year off right at Berkeley Ironworks by hosting The Reset Foundation. Nearly 90% of a child’s academic attainment can be predicted by that of their parents’, and the cycle of poverty, incarceration, and unemployment can plague entire generations. The Reset Foundation aims to break that cycle by giving promising low-income young people the […]

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Trip Report: Little Egypt

From the quaint Eastern Sierra townships of the Owens Valley, Highway 168 slowly rises westward from the subdivisions and shops of Bishop to the formidable crest of the High Sierra. Best known as “the road to the Buttermilks,” in the busy winter months the vast majority of its users will speed halfway up the highway’s […]

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