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Woman Up 2018 and Alex Johnson featured on the Mountain Hardwear Blog

This year’s Woman Up title sponsor and our friends Mountain Hardwear recently published an article about pro climber Alex Johnson taking the crown at the 2018 Woman Up Climbing Festival at Cliffs of Id in Culver City, CA. Woman Up is a singular event in climbing where we invite women and underrepresented genders to join […]

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Meet the Routesetters of Woman Up 2019

Of the many things that make the Woman Up Climbing Festival so special, our all-female routesetting crew may be our favorite. With a handful of return setters from previous Woman Up events and a batch of new Touchstone setters, we’re certain these ladies are going to set some absolute classics for the comp on July […]

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A Youthful Reminder: Optimist Youth Homes at Verdigo Boulders

  By KJ de Jesus. “I think it’s important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven’t had the right mentors and supporters around them—because of circumstances beyond their control.” –Q’orianka Kilcher We all climb for different reasons—some folks enjoy […]

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