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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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LA Boys and Girls Club Climb at LA Boulders

This summer, LA Boulders had the opportunity to introduce a group of teens to their very first climbing experience! The kids in the group were part of the College Bound program from the Teen Center (ages ranging from 12-15) at the Boys and Girls Club in East Los Angeles. The BGC is a national nonprofit organization […]

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LA Boulders Hosts Fundraiser for The McIntyre House

On September 25th, crushers and queens came together at LA Boulders for a day of cross-dressing and fundraising. It was a real DRAG! To celebrate their annual Recovery issue, The Fight Magazine, along with La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, organized Recovery Rocks. The event included a day of climbing, yoga, and a 3pm drag contest, […]

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Member Profile: Jenny Lao Swimming Across America

We sat down with Dogpatch Boulders member Jenny Lao to talk about why she’ll be swimming across the Bay this Saturday! How did you start climbing, and how long have you been climbing for? After I moved home from college, my best friend took me on one of my first hikes in Big Sur. We got lost […]

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Helping Cyprus Students Get to the Cliff

This September, Berkeley Ironworks and The Mountaineering and Nature Sports Club at Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) joined to make climbing a reality for students in the Mediterranean by donating climbing shoes to the program. Rose Wong, a BIW gym member for 13 years, and her friend Tugrul Ilter, Club Advisor and Professor at Eastern Mediterranean University, took […]

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Junior Lifeguards at LA Boulders

This summer LA Boulders hosted a group of young crushers from the LA Junior Lifeguards, a program run by the LA Department of Recreation and Parks. They arrived bright and early on a Thursday morning and took to the walls like a… Junior Lifeguard takes to water! Since the Junior Guards have a yoga basics component […]

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Escalando Fronteras Slide Show and Donation Drive

This Thursday GWPC is cooking up something special! We’re happy to be hosting the Move Mountains Slide Show. The event is designed to raise awareness and support for Escalando Fronteras, a non-profit that brings the mountains to at-risk youth in the marginalized area of Monterey, Mexico. EF is currently launching a unique youth development project that will utilize […]

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Fresno American Indian Health Project at MetalMark Climbing

  We’re happy to have welcomed the Fresno American Indian Health Project to MetalMark Climbing. FAIHP is a culturally sensitive health access and advocacy program designed to enhance the health and well being of the American Indian community in the City of Fresno, CA. The Health Project provides public health services and access to free & low […]

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SUHLA Scholars Climb at Mission Cliffs

Climbing gyms always seem to attract a large number of medical professionals. On any given day at Mission Cliffs, among the climbers on the wall, you will find nurses, doctors, paramedics, medical students, physical therapists, and other healthcare workers. Climbing can be a welcome release from a stressful day, and a social outlet from demanding jobs with long […]

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