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Futures Explored at Sacramento Pipeworks

This month we had another successful session with a group from Futures Explored, whose mission it is to provide life skills and work-related training to adults with developmental disabilities. They support their clients to “reach their optimum level of individual potential by delivering a broad range of resources and ongoing guidance.” Sacramento Pipeworks is proud to be one […]

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Supporting Sherpa and Nepali High Mountain Guides: A Night for Nepal at Berkeley Ironworks

  On Friday April 28, Berkeley Ironworks will be hosting the Night for Nepal Fundraiser for the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. We’re incredibly excited, not only because it will be the first time Alex Honnold and Conrad Anker have ever spoken together at the same event, but also because it will be contributing to a deeply […]

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Shoulder Struggles with the RV Project: Part 3

Today we’re bringing you the third and final installment in a 3-part series from Vikki Glinkskii, one half of The RV Project’s dynamic duo. The RV Project is Vikki’s and Spenser Tang-Smith’s adventure across America in search of the country’s best climbing and most interesting people. If you’ve been ignoring a nagging shoulder pain (or any pain, […]

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Shoulder Struggles with the RV Project: Part 2

Today we’re bringing you the second installment in a 3-part series from Vikki Glinkskii, one half of The RV Project’s dynamic duo. The RV Project is Vikki’s and Spenser Tang-Smith’s adventure across America in search of the country’s best climbing and most interesting people. If you’ve been ignoring a nagging shoulder pain (or any pain, really), or […]

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Super Blooms & Lycra Dog Suits: Liz & Mugsy in JTree

By Liz Nemeroff. When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I […]

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Shoulder Struggles with the RV Project: Part 1

Today we’re bringing you the first installment in a 3-part series from Vikki Glinkskii, one half of The RV Project’s dynamic duo. The RV Project is Vikki’s and Spenser Tang-Smith’s adventure across America in search of the country’s best climbing and most interesting people. If you’ve been ignoring a nagging shoulder pain (or any pain, really), or […]

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Mike Papciak: Muscle Hygiene and Bodywork Clinics

So many of us have those nagging aches and chronic pains that seem to come with the territory of climbing hard—but is there a way to keep pushing our limits without wearing down our bodies? Mike Papciak, a.k.a. the Bald Sensei, is here to say YES, absolutely! Read on to learn the secret to strong, healthy muscles […]

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5 Women Changing Climbing Culture Today

By Mailee Hung. Header photo by Dean Fleming. Women’s History Month is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean that the opportunity to embrace and legitimize female contributions to our world ever does.   Climbing is special in part because we have so many high profile, badass women pushing grades and the limits of […]

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Member of the Month – Couples Edition: Nick Stefanile and Alison Monk

  We have a ton of cool folks clambering around our walls at every one of our gyms, each with their unique stories and perspectives on life. Our Member of the Month feature is a chance to get to know some of those folks, and serves as a reminder of how vibrant our community really is. […]

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“Failure Training” in LA

One of our LA members recently opened up on Lifehacker about a quirk of rock climbing: the necessity of failure for improvement. In her article “How Rock Climbing is Helping Me Get Over My Fear of Failure,” Stephanie Lee outlines how climbing (and falling) at LA Boulders and Cliffs of Id has helped her to remember that […]

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