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The Brown Ascenders Featured in Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine recently ran an article about The Brown Ascenders, the BIPOC climbing superheroes you’ll see at least once a month at Dogpatch Boulders, Berkeley Ironworks, and our other Bay gyms like Great Western Power Co. They are doing incredibly important work in the climbing community and we’re thrilled to see them getting broader recognition. […]

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The Climbing Rangers in Sierra Wave: Eastern Sierra News

Did you know that we raised $25,442.48 for the Bishop Climbing Rangers? We sure did! That means you’ll be seeing the climbing rangers around some of your favorite Bishop area climbing zones. Check out the Sierra Wave’s article to get to know this season’s rangers and more specifics about their roles: Climbing Rangers Start Patrol […]

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Berkeleyside Features The Oaks Climbing

Leave it to the fine folks at Berkeleyside to have comprehensive coverage about The Oaks Climbing Gym project. We’re always proud to be featured and they are a pleasure to work with. Check out their article below: Touchstone gets building permit for The Oaks Climbing Gym in Berkeley

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MetalMark Climbing Featured on Live TV

We love the Great Day segment on KMPH Fox26 News and were so pleased that Esmi Careaga came by to check out MetalMark Climbing yesterday! Nothing beats showing people our favorite sport in one of our favorite gyms Thanks for being brave with us, Esmi! Check out the full feature and all the great videos […]

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Sacramento Pipeworks in Comstock’s Magazine

We’re proud to be able to provide both a workout and community space for everyone! Comstock’s Magazine recently wrote about the popularity of fitness alternatives and highlighted all of the great amenities Sacramento Pipeworks provides. In addition to (of course!) shouting our our climbing walls, they also commented on our numerous studio and fitness options. […]

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Woman Up 2018 and Alex Johnson featured on the Mountain Hardwear Blog

This year’s Woman Up title sponsor and our friends Mountain Hardwear recently published an article about pro climber Alex Johnson taking the crown at the 2018 Woman Up Climbing Festival at Cliffs of Id in Culver City, CA. Woman Up is a singular event in climbing where we invite women and underrepresented genders to join […]

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Pipeworks Member Gabriel Patterson Featured on Melanin Base Camp

  Photo by Megan O’Connell. We know we sound like a broken record, but we have THE COOLEST members! Check out Sacramento Pipeworks member Gabriel Patterson’s feature “Growing Up Black and Outdoorsy” on Melanin Base Camp, a social media collective working to increase the visibility of adventurers of color. Interviewer Danielle Williams writes, [Gabe] knew […]

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Pasadena Gym Update

For those of you who have been patiently awaiting news about our upcoming rock climbing and fitness gym in Pasadena, we have some updates to share: We recently received feedback on our first round of plans from The City of Pasadena! 🎉🎉 Our second round of plans will be sent early next week. After approval, we […]

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Piedmont High Students Love Berkeley Ironworks

It’s always a pleasure seeing our student athletes getting a chance to share their love of climbing. Samantha Fanger of the local school newspaper The Piedmont Highlander recently featured two of our intermediate team athletes from Berkeley Ironworks, Faith Zirkelbach-Ngai and Aviv Ratinski. “You’re only really competing against yourself,” Ratinski said. “There’s no having to […]

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