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Sandstone Sport Climbing in Badami, India

Maybe you’ve heard tell about the bouldering in Hampi, but do you know about the sport climbing in Badami? Kush Khandelwal has been a Touchstone member for 13 years. He shares with us now his trip report to Badami, India, this little-known area full of single pitch sandstone gems. As an Indian-American and a life-long […]

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On the Podium: Team Touchstone at Youth Bouldering Nationals

  By Zach Wright,  Director + Head Coach of Team Touchstone Bouldering Championship Season For Californians, winter is unequivocally the good climbing season. Bishop and Yosemite are crisp and sticky (when the boulders aren’t buried under snow) and our collective stoke can be summed up in a single word: temps. That is to say, with […]

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The Touchstone & Friends February Happy Boulders Stewardship Event

  By Ryan Moon. All photos by Calder Davey. Stew•ard•ship (Noun) The job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property. “Responsible stewardship of our public lands.” As lovers of the outdoors and people who feel deeply connected to the spaces in which we recreate, we at Touchstone are always […]

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Not Athletic? No Problem—Climbing is for Everyone!

By Toshiko Shek. Last July, I got my 15th tattoo of a mountain range on the back of my forearm; little did I know it would also foreshadow my life two months later when I started rock climbing. I remember the first time I stepped foot into a climbing gym: It was nearly three years […]

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