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The New California Classics: Crystal Ridge

Dean Fleming was born and raised in Sonora, CA, the gateway to Yosemite Valley. Once the youngest certified professional climbing guide in the country, he eventually combined his love of writing, photography, earth science, and rock climbing into a career of sharing his stoke and expertise through publishing. Dean is the author of the Columbia […]

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The New California Classics: The Brickyard

Dean Fleming was born and raised in Sonora, CA, the gateway to Yosemite Valley. Once the youngest certified professional climbing guide in the country, he eventually combined his love of writing, photography, earth science, and rock climbing into a career of sharing his stoke and expertise through publishing. Dean is the author of the Columbia […]

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Big News for West Oakland: Pacific Pipe Update

We are so excited for our mega gym, and we’ve got a mega update to match it! Loving Our Logo As is true of all our gyms, we want to honor the history of our beautiful buildings. Our logo reflects Pacific Pipe’s first identity as a pipe factory and storage facility for some of the […]

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Two Schools, One Goal: Renaissance Academy & Mathson Lee at The Studio

  By Renée Lemieux. One campus, two schools, and a path towards strengthening community. The Studio opened their walls to welcome in small groups of middle school students these past few months and the outcome has been life-altering. Renaissance Academy and Mathson Lee Middle School share one campus, use the same space for lunch, basketball, […]

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The Climbing Rangers in Sierra Wave: Eastern Sierra News

Did you know that we raised $25,442.48 for the Bishop Climbing Rangers? We sure did! That means you’ll be seeing the climbing rangers around some of your favorite Bishop area climbing zones. Check out the Sierra Wave’s article to get to know this season’s rangers and more specifics about their roles: Climbing Rangers Start Patrol […]

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Berkeleyside Features The Oaks Climbing

Leave it to the fine folks at Berkeleyside to have comprehensive coverage about The Oaks Climbing Gym project. We’re always proud to be featured and they are a pleasure to work with. Check out their article below: Touchstone gets building permit for The Oaks Climbing Gym in Berkeley

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The Oaks Climbing Update

It’s taken us a bit longer than expected (these projects usually do), but we are proud to announce that we have our building permit in-hand for The Oaks Climbing Gym! Now it’s full steam ahead. While we’ve been itching to get our hands dirty on construction, you can bet we’ve been hard at work with […]

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Torrance, Here We Come: Announcing Class 5

We are proud to announce that our third Southern California roped gym is coming to Torrance: SoCal peeps, get stoked for Class 5! Class 5 is named after the Yosemite Decimal System as well as a previous facility; we’re excited to breathe new life into one of our classic gyms. It will be 40,000 sq. […]

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St. Peter’s Catholic School Finds Adventure Close to Home

By Ting Chin. Here at Mission Cliffs, we love it when our neighbors drop by for a visit. We were especially happy to get a recent visit from Tricia’s middle schoolers from down the street over at St. Peter’s Catholic School. Wow look at that nice form! Natalie reflected, “I was surprised that I was […]

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Pasadena Update: Introducing The Post Climbing!

It’s been a while friends, but trust us, the wait will be worth it! We’re excited to share some Pasadena progress pics with you here…but first, let’s get you acquainted with this gym’s new identity. Introducing: The Post Climbing The Post pays homage to the original building’s function as a post office; it may no […]

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