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Green Light Get Outside at Sacramento Pipeworks

By Jason Bove and Jason Spencer. Header photo by Saki Cake. As climbers know, there is much more to climbing than just getting yourself to the top of a route. Whether you are pushing or pulling, or doing it right or wrong, you are still using your body to exert the energy required to do […]

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The New California Classics: Zephyr Boulders

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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Brent Kobs & Adaptive Climbing at Diablo Rock Gym

We have some truly exceptional people in our Touchstone community, and one of them is Brent Kobs, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and the leader of our adaptive climbing program at Diablo Rock Gym. Brent brings his wealth of knowledge and experience as a DPT and CSCS to climbers and athletes […]

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What’s in a Wall? Touchstone Climbing Wall Design Q&A

Gym layout and amenities are certainly important factors in developing incredible facilities, but what truly sets Touchstone Climbing gyms apart is our wall design. Designing climbing walls that are thoughtful, aesthetically pleasing, and serve a wide variety of needs is a group effort. We sat down with two powerhouses on our wall design team, Lyn […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Transit-Accessible Outdoor Crags in the Bay Area

  By James Dong and Last Minute Gear. Photos courtesy of James. James is passionate about increasing access to and diversity in the outdoors. He helps organize Queer Crush and The Brown Ascenders meetups at Touchstone Climbing, and also runs Last Minute Gear, where access is central to their mission. They are the only gear […]

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Touchstone-Wide Access to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Court Appointed Special Advocates

  We’re proud to offer a variety of discounts and opportunities to get kids climbing. We’ve been providing discounts to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) for several years now, and we’re excited to extend additional discounts to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)! Day Use Advocates/Bigs can bring in their appointed youth/Littles for free […]

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All About the Team Touchstone Training Center with Head Coach Zach Wright

  All it takes is one look at the Team Touchstone Training Center to know that it’s special. It isn’t just a smaller, boutique-style climbing gym—it’s a Touchstone facility whose entire focus is honing our Team athletes for anything the competitive climbing world could throw at them. Zach Wright, Team Touchstone‘s Director and Head Coach, […]

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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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