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Pipeworks Runners Club

  The program began in May 2009, when 12 Pipeworks runners, and former Pipeworks bicycle club members, decided to run in the fund raising event The Relay. The 199 mile race from Calistoga to Santa Cruz helped raise awareness for organ donation. With each racer running 3 different 10k legs, the team finished the race […]

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Climbers in The New York Times

With the ever increasing popularity of rock climbing and the expansion of digital services, the internet world has become a larger presence on the mountain. Where once, Yosemite was a vast wilderness, now it is possible to update your Facebook status from the side of El Capitan. Alex Lowther, a climber living in New York […]

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Mission Cliffs Comp and Holiday Food Drive

  On December 9, the Touchstone Bouldering Series will be hitting Mission Cliffs. The friday night San Francisco comp promises to be one of the best one yet. TBS7 comp shirts will be given to competitors, there will be delicious pizza, tons of free beer, and a host of new boulder problems. Additionally, Mission Cliffs […]

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Vertical Velocity- Girls’s Climbing Team Bake Sale

  Vertical Velocity, the girls’s climbing team at Berkeley Ironworks, is having a bake sale on Monday evening. The team will be having its one year anniversary this month and is raising money for team sweatshirts. The girls’s climbing team had a great costume part in October. The team began in late 2010 with only […]

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Bad Belaying – Doritos Edition

File this under bad belaying. It’s always amusing to see climbing portrayed in tv, movies or commercials. Feast your eyes on this gem from Doritos, and remember to always keep your hands on the It’s always amusing to see climbing portrayed in tv, movies or commercials. Feast your eyes on this gem from Doritos, and remember to […]

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Huecos Rancheros: Pringle on Sol Adunamentum

Huecos Rancheros, a new movie filmed by Owen Bissel and edited by Byron Wolter, is coming out in a month. The 30 minute film features classic problems from Hueco, everything from v0 fun fests to v13 horror shows. The movie features Mark Heal, Touchstone athlete Ethan Pringle and a number of other climbers. Pringle and […]

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Jailhouse Project- Access Fund Video

On November 12th, the Access Fund hosted a workday at Jailhouse near Sonora, CA. Over 200 tons of gravel was laid for a new parking area and road, new fences and gates were made and the access trail was improved. Jailhouse has been a great example of the climbing community uniting. Sterling Ropes donated a […]

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Fred Beckey Slideshow

  Well into his late 80s, life time dirtbag climber, Fred Beckey shows no signs of slowing down his passion for climbing. Beckey has authored a number of books since the late 1940s, notably the Cadcade Alpine Guide, which is in it’s third edition. In 2003, his 563-page book on the history of the region, […]

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Cyclocross with Phillip Green

  Phillipp Green, a 27 year old front desk staffer at Fresno’s Metal Mark, competed in the HomeGrown CycloCross race series this year. The races take place from September to January and consist of numerous laps around a short, a 1.5 – 2 mile course with mixed terrain of wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and […]

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Climbing Weather App

  There’s days when I sit behind my computer and neurotically check the weather. Yosemite, Castle Rock, Mortar, Smith, Bishop, Mickeys, Pinnacles. Where should I go? Where’s the weather going to be best? Perfect weather in the Valley. On the BART ride home, on the drive out to the crag, and anywhere inbetween, it’s nice […]

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