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Bishop Access Concerns

The Access Fund recently released an important note about the climbing on the East Side of the Sierra.  Bishop area is seeing more and more climbers every year as its popularity continues to grow. Increased use is causing concern for sensitive cultural and natural resources, especially in the Tableland area north of Bishop. The Bureau […]

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Grip Competition at DRG

Friday night at Diablo Rock Gym, a dozen people headed over to the weight section of the gym and had the first Bay Area Grip Competition.      The competition comprised of four different activities; grippers, two hand pinch, apollon’s axle deadlift, and a overall strength test.Contestants had four tries to close the hardest gripper […]

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Hueco Tanks with Ho and Bagby

Imagine a place with perfect bouldering. Think world class. Think huge holds, perfect rock, and highly concentrated. Now think of Hueco Tanks. That’s the spot. Jeremy Ho, a route setter at Touchstone Climbing, and Alison Bagby, manager of the vegan San Francisco restaurant Millenium, headed down to the Texas state park outside of El Paso. […]

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Michael Reynolds at Ironworks

Michael Reynolds, a bay area born and raised photographer has a series of fantastic photographs adorning the walls of Berkeley Ironworks currently.  The east bay gym’s artist of the month, Reynolds began hiking and climbing in Yosemite and the Sierra as a teenager.  “My photography was an out-growth of going the mountains and exploring.  I […]

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Pringle In Turkey

Touchstone athlete and renown global rock climbing super star, Ethan Pringle just returned from an exciting trip to Turkey. After spending the holidays in Norway with friends, Pringle headed to Antalya, Turkey, to climb on the limestone crags of Geyikbayiri for three weeks with his girlfriend, Trine Hollerude-Odden. Daniel Woods, Emily Harrington, Sam Elias and […]

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Yosemite Bouldering Videos

Mill Valley resident, Kyle O’Meara transplanted from Washington earlier this year and has been crushing the boulders in Yosemite. He flashed Midnight Lightning, the Moffat Start to Midnight, the Force, and a number of other classic Yosemite boulder problems. He’s documented a number of his ascents. In his latest video, he made a super proud […]

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Project Yosemite

Project Yosemite is a collaborative project by Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. The time lapses of Yosemite are breath taking. Take a few minutes to watch some of the beauty in California’s greatest park. Find out more about Project Yosemite.  

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Eric Sanchez: The DRG Setter

If you’ve climbed in the bay area gyms in the past few years, you’ve probably seen a few of the young climbers grow up and turn into strong climbers.  Eric Sanchez has been climbing at the Touchstone for a number of years now and currently works in the gyms.  Sanchez, a 19 years old from […]

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Shit Climbers Say

Every community has its own language and climbing is no different.  Meet your average gym climber in this hilarious video from Louder and 11.

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