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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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Kids Climbing at Sacramento Pipeworks

Origionally Published in Sac City Sports. Do your kids climb the walls during the weekends in search of adventure?  I know mine certainly do!  And so when I discovered the Weekend Kids Belay at Sacramento Pipeworks, I was thrilled. During kids belay, your kids can rock climb under the guidance of a climbing professional. Weekend Kids Belay is […]

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Six Ways to Get Active in San Francisco

Published in where Magazine. Written by Rachel Ward. If you’re ready to start the New Year off right, San Francisco is a good place to be. The city is paradise for those seeking an active lifestyle. We have mild weather year-round for outdoor pursuits and a glorious natural backdrop to inspire us. Here you can hike […]

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LA Boulders in the Arts District

LA Boulders has been the catalyst for growth in the up and coming Arts District of Los Angeles since their opening in early 2013. Cool Hunting, a LA based lifestyle blog covered the neighborhood, included the gym in their ‘Best Of’ article.  LA Boulders houses the largest indoor bouldering gym in Southern California with a climbing terrain of […]

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