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Building Trust and Connection Through Climbing

We work hard to bring underprivileged groups and individuals to our gyms to introduce the wonderful world of climbing to those who might not have otherwise found it. Erin Johnson, a family therapist at Coyote Coast Youth and Family Therapy Center, brings his young clients to several Touchstone gyms to build trust and connection through climbing. Coyote […]

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Courageous Girls Climb at Mission Cliffs

San Francisco-based Courageous Girls is a nonprofit dedicated to healing and empowering sexually abused girls through physical endurance, trauma healing and mindfulness meditation. On April 1st, Courageous Girls will bring a select group of young women survivors from Nepal and San Francisco on a guided trek to base camp Mount Everest, where they’ll be inspired […]

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CoachArt and Climbing at Great Western Power Company

“They were telling us everything they were going to do to Ella. Your whole life is turned upside down. You know, and it’s your kid so it’s not like, ‘Oh she’s lived a good life,’ No it’s like, ‘Oh she needs to have a life.’” – Gene Wade, Ella’s father. Cancer is terrible. There’s something […]

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Adaptive Athlete Cody Elliott Climbs with Valley Children’s Hospital at MetalMark

  In 2011, while leading his men on morning foot patrol, an IED explosion left 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Cody Elliott severely injured. His left leg was amputated at mid-thigh, and he had a broken fibula and tibia in his right leg, along with severe calf muscle damage and 40% skin loss on his right leg. […]

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Libertas College Preparatory School Reinforces Values at LA Boulders

  In December,  LA Boulders hosted a tuition-free public charter serving students in South LA. Libertas College Preparatory Charter School aims to equip middle school students in grades 4-8 with the academic skills and the strength of character needed to thrive in and graduate from high-performing high schools and competitive colleges. They are founded on […]

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Youth Center on Highland Climbs Together at LA Boulders

In January, LA Boulders hosted a group of brand new climbers from the Youth Center on Highland, a shelter and drop-in center for homeless LGBTQ young adults. The Youth Center on Highland provides much-needed services including a welcoming place to stay, meals, clothing, counseling, showers and the support needed to make it feel like home. […]

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Empowering Youth Through Climbing in Fresno

In December MetalMark Climbing + Fitness worked with Adventure Risk Challenge, an organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth through wilderness and literary experiences. “This is the second time we’ve invited ARC to come to MetalMark to climb,” said Manager Marie Garringer. “It’s a great opportunity for these kids to see our community of healthy and supportive […]

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LA Boulders Supports My Friend’s Place

In this season of giving, LA Boulders partnered with My Friend’s Place, an LA area youth homeless shelter. Remi Moehring, the manager of LA Boulders, first heard about the organization on NPR’s Offramp, and immediately reached out to see how the gym could get involved. Their facility in Hollywood supports around 100 homeless youth on […]

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Halloween Climb-a-thon at Berkeley Ironworks

Looking for a fun excuse to climb in your Halloween costume on Saturday and raise money for cancer support and research?! … that’s a pretty specific request… but we’ve got you covered! Berkeley Ironworks will be hosting a Halloween Climb-a-thon, which will raise money for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center. This amazing organization helps women with […]

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America’s Future Conservationists Climb at The Studio in San Jose

Earlier this fall, The Studio Climbing in San Jose was thrilled to open its doors and welcome a group of San Mateo high school students from the Student Conservation Association for a fun day of climbing. The SCA’s program connects underserved youth with hands-on environmental education, bringing students on outdoor trips and engaging them in […]

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