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The RV Project Trailer Build: Part 2

By Spenser Tang-Smith. This is the second installment in a three-part series from Spenser Tang-Smith, one half of The RV Project’s dynamic duo. Along with his partner Vikki Glinskii, The RV Project is their adventure across America in search of the country’s best climbing and most interesting people. All photos courtesy of RV Proj. If #Vanlife has lost its […]

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Presenting: The Buttermilks Boulders Info Kiosk

You’ve heard it before: our outdoor spaces are getting loved to death. From erosion and social trails to littering and illegal fires, it’s a simple fact that the more people visit a place, the higher impact our presence will be. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Bishop, the small Eastern Sierra town with world-class […]

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The RV Project Trailer Build: Part 1

By Spenser Tang-Smith. Today we’re bringing you the first installment in a three-part series from Spenser Tang-Smith, one half of The RV Project‘s dynamic duo. Along with his partner Vikki Glinskii, The RV Project is their adventure across America in search of the country’s best climbing and most interesting people. All photos courtesy of RV Proj. If #Vanlife […]

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DeSENDber Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gift Ideas for Climbers

  Whether you’re a get-the-Christmas-tree-the-day-after-Thanksgiving type or more of a gift-giving/receiving opportunist, December is a time for all of us to come together and celebrate crispy temps and sending conditions. Nothing says “I want you to send” more than a thoughtful gift from you local climbing gym; and every Touchstone gym has a retail area […]

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Battle of the Bay 2018 Recap

We knew it was going to be big. We knew it was going to be badass. We knew it was going to be fun…but nothing could prepare us for the sheer awesomeness that was Battle of the Bay 2018. Battle of the Bay is already the largest indoor climbing competition in the U.S. Between the […]

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Team Touchstone at Color the Crag 2018

This year’s Color the Crag at Horsepens 40 in Steele, Alabama was bigger than ever. Offering an incredible array of climbing clinics, panels, and breakout sessions ranging from how to project outside to positive masculinity (not to mention some truly powerful events like a keynote delivered by James Mills, a performance by Deqn Sue, and a […]

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Member of the Month, Couples Edition: Lee Corwin and Christopher Rico

  By Jason Bove. Hey you! Yes, you. What is it that you need in your life? Do you need more friendly vibes? How about more positive influences? Maybe a trip to the Greek Isles, or a venture out into the deep Burning Man playa fits your personality more. Whatever the case, you can be […]

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Meet the Panelists of Woman Up 2018

Header photo by Saki Cake from the 2017 Woman Up Panel. The panel at last year’s Woman Up sparked important conversations about womxn’s experiences in climbing, and this year we’re excited to dive a little deeper with some truly extraordinary ladies! The theme of this year’s panel is Taking Care of Each Other. How do […]

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Pipeworks Member Gabriel Patterson Featured on Melanin Base Camp

  Photo by Megan O’Connell. We know we sound like a broken record, but we have THE COOLEST members! Check out Sacramento Pipeworks member Gabriel Patterson’s feature “Growing Up Black and Outdoorsy” on Melanin Base Camp, a social media collective working to increase the visibility of adventurers of color. Interviewer Danielle Williams writes, [Gabe] knew […]

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Meet the Routesetters of Woman Up 2018

Header photo by Andrea Laue. One of the many, many things that make Woman Up such an incredible event is its all-female routesetting crew. This year, we’re flying our setters in from Singapore to San Francisco so we can create something truly unique. These ladies are the best of the best, and we wanted to […]

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