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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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Finding Solutions at LA Boulders

This Month, LA Boulders had the pleasure of hosting a group from Breathe Life Healing Center, an LA-based clinic that aides adults in overcoming addiction. “We were lucky enough to work with this awesome organization twice in two weeks, and some people from the first group even came back the second week for round two!” […]

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Pinole Summer Camp at DRG

Summertime means many things. If you’re used to climbing at Mission Cliffs, it might means stocking up on puffy jackets and trying to remember what blue sky looks like. But for Diablo Rock Gym members in Concord, it means sweltering temps and an living life from one air conditioned room to the next. Diablo Rock […]

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Time with Teachers at Mission Cliffs

Mission Cliffs is no stranger to bringing kids to new heights through indoor climbing programs. Children benefit from learning and experiencing climbing in myriad ways, but recently an entire school was enriched by their commitment to supporting their local communities. For the spring auction benefiting the Parent-Teacher Association, Touchstone Climbing donated equipment and day passes […]

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Richmond At-Risk Youth at Berkeley Ironworks

Recently a group of elementary school students from Richmond headed to Berkeley Ironworks as part of a summer school program that supports at-risk and under-served youth. The kids had a great time climbing at the gym. Katherine Bruce, the program coordinator spoke to the Touchstone Blog about the trip. We were given an opportunity to […]

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SF International High School at Dogpatch Boulders

The SF International High School paid Dogpatch Boulders a visit twice last month. Originally they had only planned to visit once, but they had so much fun on their first visit they asked to come back – and how could we say no!? These students are from all over the world and for the majority […]

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June Jordan School for Equity at Dogpatch Boulders

Last month, students from June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) made their first visit to Dogpatch Boulders. JJSE’s Intersession is comprised of three weeks of experiential learning courses where students learn by doing and actively engage in a variety of real-world experiences that challenge them physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Conducted outside of the four […]

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‘Science ROCKS’ goes Rock Climbing

We are always excited to hear back form teachers and leaders who bring kids from our community into the gym to CLIMB! We received this nice write up from Katie. Thanks for coming! We had a blast showing the Science ROCKS kids the ropes! Each semester I select a group of students to be the […]

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Mission High School Climbs at Mission Cliffs!

Tol Lau is a Math Teacher at Mission High School. He also teaches an advisory period, where he spends most of the time helping kids draft their college resumes. He decided to try something a little different…. Climbing! Many of you have seen the big white building across the street from Dolores Park, but few […]

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Fitness Wednesdays at Pipeworks

Sacramento Pipeworks has been working with an organization called the Women’s Empowerment for years. During an eight-week program, an instructor walks a group of ladies to Pipeworks once a week to participate in one hour of fitness. By attending Fitness Wednesdays, the ladies get to spend that one hour of their day focusing on self-care. […]

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