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15 things for 2015

Published in diablo Magazine. Written by Rachelle Cihonski and Alexa Gamero Diablo Rock Gym made the list this year as a place to get outside of your comfort zone. We’re not asking you to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro or wrestle alligators. But we are daring you to get off the couch and try one (or all!) […]

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Sweat SF: Everything You Need To Know About Mission Cliffs

Published in 7×7 Written by Erica Quandt. “Choke and poke.” I’ll admit, I laughed the first few times I heard the expression as our climbing instructor, Daniel, demonstrated how to tie a figure-eight knot. But after learning said knot would be my life-line as I ascended the wall looming over us, the giggles settled down pretty […]

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Training Beta with Hans Florine

We know Hans Florine as the manager of our Concord location, Diablo Rock Gym. But to the rest of the world, he is a climbing legend… Hans was recently interviewed for Training Beta. Check out their write up and listen give the podcast a listen! What We Talked About His seriously amazing feats as a […]

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Outside…………Inside Fresno

Published in FresYes. Life in Fresyes is at times either much to hot or much to foggy to play outside so what are we to do in the height of summer or in the long grey winter months? Many of us go to one of the traditional gyms in town but for the rest of […]

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Bay Area Neighborhood Guide: Dogpatch Boulders

Published in Mommy Nearest Ten years ago, Dogpatch was not a popular destination for San Francisco urbanites. It was an industrial spot known for a couple of bars and restaurants, and a scattering of houses. (It was also infamous for being the home of the Hell’s Angels headquarters.) Today, though, the neighborhood is thriving with […]

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Jeremy Ho “Setting for the Empire”

Head Setter Jeremy Ho was interviewed on the ChalkTalk Podcast! Here’s the write up from the host – be sure to check out the postcast to hear JHo and keep up with other climbing news. Jeremy Ho is the head route setter of Touchstone Climbing Gyms. He is responsible for managing a team of route […]

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TNB: Joe Kinder Visits the World’s Hardest Cave

We’re proud to support Joey Kinder as a Touchstone Climbing Athlete. This trip report was originally published in Rock and Ice Magazine. Written by Chris Parker. My first assignment as a Rock and Ice intern was daunting: Inform the American climbing public that the future of hard sport climbing had been discovered … in Norway. A relatively unknown […]

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Best Boutique Gyms And Fitness Studios In LA

Published in CBS Los Angeles You’ve only got one body to live in, so treat it like the temple that it is. We’ve rounded up a variety of the top spots in LA that can help you up the ante in your health and fitness game. Located in the burgeoning Arts District adjacent to The […]

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ROCKING OUT – Climbing to new heights at Dogpatch Boulders

Published by PureWow For us, “bouldering” (a.k.a. rock climbing without a rope) usually conjures up images of dull slabs of granite, thoughts of granola bars…and visions of plummeting to our death. That all changed when we stepped foot inside Dogpatch Boulders. For starters, the new climbing facility is awash in a veritable rainbow: The undulating […]

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Steven Roth & Ethan Pringle Go Big

Published in Dead Point Magazine. Written by Anthony Lampomardo Touchstone Climbing is proud to support Ethan Pringle as an athlete and all around guy. We were elated and awed to see Steven Roth, a Touchstone coach, and Ethan claim the 3rd and 4th ascents of Alex Honnold’s highball Too Big to Flail in Bishop, California’s […]

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