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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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5 Ways to Sweat with Your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day

Published in Racked SF. Written by Robyn Hagan Cain. Some people fret about the perfect outfit and the perfect dinner and the perfect everything for Valentine’s Day, and are sorely disappointed when the day itself fails to live up to their expectations. Luckily, there are some creative alternatives to dinner for active couples in the […]

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Rock Climbing in the Arts District

Published in Downtown News. Written by Donna Evans. Harmony Smith loves a good problem. Standing atop a 14-inch thick crash pad, the 27-year-old scanned a chalk-dusted wall flecked with orange, blue and yellow tape aligned with myriad hand and footholds. She zeroed in on her path and stepped off the ground, beginning a stretching, grinding […]

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Mission Cliffs Featured in Olympics Commercial

We were proud to see Mission Cliffs climbers appear in this Chevy commercial that aired during the Olympics! “While several Olympic sponsors have spoken out against Russia’s restrictions on gay rights ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Chevrolet is rolling out two ads during the U.S. broadcast of the opening ceremony on Friday that feature […]

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