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Team Touchstone “Old Guy”- Nick Bradley Profile

Every year the kids climbing in the gym mutate a bit more. Since the introduction of the Team Touchstone youth climbing team, the kids seem to be even stronger than normal. “This is my 10th year climbing, which is kind of scary to think about because I used to think that all the guys that […]

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Free Outdoor Education and Stewardship Class

Protecting and preserving our outdoor climbing areas is a no-brainer. It has to be done and the responsibility rests on the shoulders of the climbing community. It sounds like a heavy load but if we all work together and follow some simple and basic guidelines for limiting our impact when outdoors it’s easy! As a climbing […]

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Local Live Your Dream Grant Winners

For the past three years we have proudly partnered with the American Alpine Club to help support the Live Your Dream Grant. Designed for the average joe climber, the Live Your Dream Grant is exactly what it sounds like; think of your dream climbing trip, and they’ll help you get there! As the local sponsors of the grant, […]

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Cal Climbing At Nationals

The Cal Climbing team recently returned from Nationals at Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness in San Diego. The student run and supported program groups Cal students for climbing trips, biweekly Berkeley Ironworks and Bridges sessions, and competitions in the Bay Area and in the USA Climbing Collegiate Climbing Series. “We’re a group of climbers of […]

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$25 Initiation Fee Summer Kick Off!

Summer is right around the corner, and if you’ve been thinking about joining the gym, we’ve got just the deal for you! Join any Touchstone Climbing Gym May 1st – May 3rd and pay only $25 initiation! That’s a potential savings of $75! Don’t know how to spend all that extra coin? Here are some […]

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Bringing the Wild West to the Rock Wall

The Clovis Rodeo has been a tradition in the Central Valley for years, and MetalMark Climbing Gym has joined in on the fun. On Saturday, April 21st, MetalMark hosted it’s 3rd annual Round Up event. Since opening in 2011, MetalMark has become a home away from home for many in Fresno, and events like this […]

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First Open House at Cliffs of Id

The Cliffs of Id is currently under construction in Culver City. Since the bouldering area is coming along nicely, we hosted an Open House for people to come see the gym for themselves. We were expecting a decent turn out, but we were blown away when over 20o people flooded into the building, and the […]

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Late Night Climbing at LA Boulders

You want to stay out till the wee hours of the night, but are tired of checking your bank statement the next morning to see just how many rounds you bought…? Come wile away the hours at the climbing gym instead! LA Boulders is hosting Late Night Climbing on Friday, April 24th, with climbing till 2am! […]

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Weathering Spring Storms

The rain came suddenly to the top of El Capitan. Spring brings sudden weather changes and drenching thunderstorms sweep into Yosemite Valley in a few hours. The intense rain, hail and lightning in the mid to late afternoon can cause serious hazard for climbers. The past week caught me in thunderstorms on the top of […]

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Member of the Month: Pat Amicucci

Sometimes, the combo package of a down-to-earth father and son needs no explanation. I have had the pleasure of spending time with both Pat and Matt Amicucci, and I enjoy the sense of humor and lightness of being that each of these individuals possess. They take the otherwise mundane events of daily life, and shine […]

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