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Up-cycling Ropes with Summer Search

Ever wonder what happens to all of our retired top-ropes? While a small amount is reserved and repurposed by our gyms for things like belay practice/testing ropes & mock leading ropes; the majority of our retired ropes are donated to local non-profits, artists, and community organizations. Recently, Great Western Power Company donated several hundred feet of […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Climbs at MetalMark

January was National Mentoring Month, and Metalmark invited Bigs and Littles from the Big Brothers Big Sisters into the gym to honor the amazing mentors in their program. “We did many events during the month, but none were as exciting and unique as the climbing event at MetalMark Climbing Gym!” said a coordinator. More than 50 Bigs […]

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Leadership Public Schools at Berkeley Ironworks

In November, Shawn Benjamin brought 10 students to Berkeley Ironworks to try out climbing for the first time. Ms. Benjamin is the Principle at Leadership Public Schools in Richmond, a tuition-free public charter high school dedicated to preparing 100% of their graduating students for success in college and leadership in their communities. “99% of our students […]

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BBBS at Dogpatch Boulders

We’ve got exciting news for our members involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters! Touchstone Climbing and Big Brothers Big Sisters Bay Area are happy to announce a partnership that will make it easier for volunteers to bring kids climbing. Active Littles are now FREE on their Big Brother or Sisters Touchstone Climbing membership. This means […]

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AARBF Families Climb at Metalmark

This fall, MetalMark Climbing and Fitness hosted an event for 7 Central Valley burn survivors and their families. The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to burn prevention education and helping children and adult survivors of severe burn injuries. AARBF derived its name and inspiration from an […]

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BBBS at Dogpatch Boulders

We’ve got exciting news for our members involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters! Touchstone Climbing and Big Brothers Big Sisters Bay Area are happy to announce a partnership that will make it easier for volunteers to bring kids climbing. Active Littles are now FREE on their Big Brother or Sisters Touchstone Climbing membership. This means […]

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City of Dreams at Berkeley Ironworks

City of Dreams is a San Francisco non-profit dedicated to helping youth living in low-income housing build brighter futures through mentorship and youth development. The organization works to ‘challenge young people to reach their highest potential through Experiential Learning. The events call for youth to solve problems, overcome fears, work as a team, try new […]

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Back on My Feet at LA Boulders

LA Boulders recently had the pleasure of hosting Back on My Feet, an organization that helps individuals struggling with addiction and homelessness get back on their feet through running. Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so […]

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Options For Youth Visit Pipeworks

Sacramento Pipeworks has supported “Options For Youth” – a community group giving kids a second chance at education – for many years now. We appreciate their values and the work they do – and are proud to host them periodically at Sacramento Pipeworks. From its inception, OFY’s mission has been to recover students who have […]

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Applying the Habits of Mind at The Studio Climbing

Kameelah Green, a teacher in the Evergreen School District, took the time to write about her experience bringing students to The Studio Climbing. We’re so happy to be able to support community groups such as this one! On Thursday, July 31st 2014, The Studio Climbing in downtown San Jose welcomed thirty-five overjoyed fifth graders to put […]

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