We’re as excited to reopen our job opportunities as we are to open our gyms! Keep checking back here for openings at your local gym!

Fill out this online application for the job of your choosing (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to  so we can get to know you better. We want our staff to reflect the communities we serve, so we strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks to apply.


TOUCHSTONE FACILITIES

Janitorial – Bay Area

Touchstone Climbing Inc is seeking motivated individuals to join our janitorial cleaning crew for our Bay Area gyms. These large, unique, facilities will require an individual with a creative approach and excellent communication skills in order to maintain a superb quality of cleanliness. As a member of our cleaning crew, you will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all areas of the facility to create positive experiences for our members and guests. We’re passionate about fitness, whether it’s climbing, cardio, weight lifting, or yoga. If you share our love for fitness, we encourage you to apply. 

Job responsibilities are as follows:

  • Thoroughly clean and sanitize restrooms, locker rooms, fitness equipment, and gym floors.
  • Restock soaps and paper products in restrooms, showers, and throughout the gym areas. 
  • Report any broken or missing amenities or equipment (toilets, faucets, showers, hand dryers, gym equipment, etc.) to the Custodial Supervisor.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary for special cleaning projects.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Candidates must be punctual and reliable.
  • Ability to work well with other members of the cleaning crew.
  • Strong work ethic, and good problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with coworkers, supervisors, and other gym staff.

If this sounds like you, please send resumes to eric@touchstoneclimbing.com.


TOUCHSTONE ROUTESETTING

Routesetter Apprentice – There are currently no positions available.

The apprentice program is intended to bring inexperienced setters up to speed on all the skills and techniques required for routesetting. Through this program, we hope to encourage newer climbers to pursue a career in routesetting. 

Routesetter
Greater San Francisco Bay Area

Touchstone is looking for routesetters with at least two years of full-time experience (or equivalent) to join our team. Enthusiastic, friendly, hard-working individuals with a passion for climbing and fitness are encouraged to apply. Touchstone routesetters work at various gyms throughout California, each offering unique experiences, terrain, and challenges. Routesetting crew members collaborate to create fun and creative boulder problems and routes in varying styles while prioritizing safety and accessibility in the workplace, for our team, and our community. This opportunity is for creative, adaptable, self-motivated, team-players that can work efficiently both independently and as part of a team. We want our staff to reflect the communities we serve, so we strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks to apply.

Job Summary:
To set and maintain a rotation of climbing routes and boulder problems of various difficulties ranging from beginner to expert, while adhering to Touchstone Climbing’s setting philosophy and standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Show up on time and ready to work with all necessary equipment.
  • Assess daily routesetting needs.
  • Set up work area perimeter and ‘short-fix’ anchors.
  • Stage all setting equipment and tools in the work area (ladders, ropes, aid bolts, bins, etc)
  • Strip holds from walls and hang additional working lines
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Wash, sort, and store unused holds. Sort, store and maintain bolts and screws. sort out broken holds, bad screws, and bolts
  • Set, forerun, and modify climbs to be appropriate for their grade, accessibility, and assignment.
  • Work cooperatively with other crew members and gym staff and work to be an equal contributor to the day’s tasks.
  • Work efficiently while adhering to Touchstone’s safety standards.
  • Store all setting gear and equipment, and clean up work areas before leaving the gym.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Be able to cleanly on-sight a minimum of 5.12- on lead, and lead belay. Comfort climbing more difficult grade levels is a ‘plus’.
  • Very competent in the use of various routesetting-related tools (Impact driver and bits, ratchets, wrenches, angle grinder, reciprocating saw, pressure washer, bolts, screws, etc).
  • Comfortable using various climbing equipment (Gri-gri, RIG, ascenders, micro traxion, carabiners, etc.)
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and efficient.
  • Courteous, professional, and non-defensive to constructive criticism.
  • Safety Conscious at all times.
  • Good communicator.
  • Passion for routesetting and for climbing
  • Reliable, hard worker, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work at multiple locations in the region.

Physical Requirements:

  • Comfort working at heights up to 60 feet.
  • Comfortable working on a ladder, in a harness, or from a rope.
  • Must be able to safely lift 40 lbs. without assistance.
  • Able to haul up to 50 lbs. of setting tools and equipment in a haul bag while setting routes.
  • Ability to lift large awkward holds and volumes.
  • Ability to work in various environments such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperatures to complete work assignments
  • Ability to bend at the waist, sit, kneel, lie horizontally, climb, walk, grasp, etc., as the job may require
  • Taking personal care physically by stretching, working out opposing muscle groups, and communicating when feeling physically overworked, strained, or injured to allow for modification of daily duties

Travel Required:
Bay Area routesetters are regularly scheduled to work at our 6 gyms in the region.

Compensation and Benefits:
Wages start at $23/hr with the minimum qualifying experience. Full access to all Touchstone Climbing gyms. Up to two weeks, annual paid vacation accrual, beginning after 90 days of employment. 401k plan with employer matching available for qualifying employees. Full-time employees can enroll in excellent healthcare, dental, and mental health plans after 60 days of employment. Full-time employees are eligible for many professional/industry deals on equipment and clothing.

Position Type:
Part-time or full-time positions available

Disclaimer:
This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may expand beyond those outlined here.

How to Apply:
Email your resume to hiro@touchstoneclimbing.com with the subject line “Route Setter Position”.


MISSION CLIFFS

Desk Staff
Mission Cliffs is looking for enthusiastic and friendly new team members to join our front desk staff. If you’re ready to work in a fun and energetic environment where people share your psych for climbing and fitness, we’d love to hear from you!

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting customers, answering calls, and responding to emails at the front desk
  • Processing memberships and online transactions
  • Managing calendar reservations
  • Finding creative solutions to customer service challenges
  • Selling merch and climbing gear in our retail shop
  • Ensuring that climbing and gym safety standards are being met
  • Helping maintain a clean gym
  • Additional opportunities to work with our communities and classes may be available in the future for interested candidates

Requirements:

  • Interest in climbing, outdoor sports, outdoor spaces, fitness, wellness, or all of the above!
  • Ability to remain friendly and calm while managing customer needs during high volume hours
  • Highly self-directed and motivated; if you see a task that needs to be done, you do it
  • Comfortable working with computers
  • Customer service, service industry, or office management experience is a plus but not required
  • Evening and weekend availability

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to info@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.

Belay Staff

Mission Cliffs is looking for a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is comfortable and familiar with working in a climbing gym facility. Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone facility and to convey this to any and all Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, individuals must feel comfortable with belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, individuals must be able to work an assortment of different shifts (see descriptions below).

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • responsible and attentive—making sure that the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, during safety walks, etc.)
  • proactive—recognizes proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • passion for climbing and working with people
  • is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week and is available on weekends and weekday evenings

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to info@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Mission Cliffs is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Mission Cliffs.

If this sounds like you, please fill out this form.

Comp Team Coach

Mission Cliffs is looking for a coach for a Comp Team Coach with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for Team Touchstone.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to team@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.


BERKELEY IRONWORKS

Comp Team Coach

Berkeley Ironworks is looking for a coach for a Comp Team Coach with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for Team Touchstone.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to team@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.


SACRAMENTO PIPEWORKS


DIABLO ROCK GYM

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Diablo Rock Gym is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Diablo Rock Gym.

If this sounds like you, please fill out this form.


GREAT WESTERN POWER COMPANY

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Great Western Power Company is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Pipeworks. If you’re interested, please fill out this form.


METALMARK

Metalmark does not currently have any positions available.


THE STUDIO

Belay Staff

The Studio is looking for a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is comfortable and familiar with working in a climbing gym facility. Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone facility and to convey this to any and all Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, individuals must feel comfortable with belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, individuals must be able to work an assortment of different shifts (see descriptions below).

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • responsible and attentive—making sure that the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, during safety walks, etc.)
  • proactive—recognizes proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • passion for climbing and working with people
  • is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week and is available on weekends and weekday evenings

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to info@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.


DOGPATCH BOULDERS

Desk Staff

Dogpatch Boulders is looking for enthusiastic and friendly new team members to join our front desk staff. If you’re ready to work in a fun and energetic environment where people share your psych for climbing and fitness, we’d love to hear from you!

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting customers, answering calls, and responding to emails at the front desk
  • Processing memberships and online transactions
  • Managing calendar reservations
  • Finding creative solutions to customer service challenges
  • Selling merch and climbing gear in our retail shop
  • Ensuring that climbing and gym safety standards are being met
  • Helping maintain a clean gym
  • Additional opportunities to work with our communities and classes may be available in the future for interested candidates

Requirements:

  • Interest in climbing, outdoor sports, outdoor spaces, fitness, wellness, or all of the above!
  • Ability to remain friendly and calm while managing customer needs during high volume hours
  • Highly self-directed and motivated; if you see a task that needs to be done, you do it
  • Comfortable working with computers
  • Customer service, service industry, or office management experience is a plus but not required
  • Evening and weekend availability

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Dogpatch Boulders is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Pipeworks. If you’re interested, please fill out this form.

Comp Team Coach

Dogpatch Boulders is looking for a coach for a Comp Team Coach with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for Team Touchstone.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to team@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.


LA BOULDERS

Desk Staff

LA Boulders is looking for enthusiastic and friendly new team members to join our front desk staff. If you’re ready to work in a fun and energetic environment where people share your psych for climbing and fitness, we’d love to hear from you!

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting customers, answering calls, and responding to emails at the front desk
  • Processing memberships and online transactions
  • Managing calendar reservations
  • Finding creative solutions to customer service challenges
  • Selling merch and climbing gear in our retail shop
  • Ensuring that climbing and gym safety standards are being met
  • Helping maintain a clean gym
  • Additional opportunities to work with our communities and classes may be available in the future for interested candidates

Requirements:

  • Interest in climbing, outdoor sports, outdoor spaces, fitness, wellness, or all of the above!
  • Ability to remain friendly and calm while managing customer needs during high volume hours
  • Highly self-directed and motivated; if you see a task that needs to be done, you do it
  • Comfortable working with computers
  • Customer service, service industry, or office management experience is a plus but not required
  • Evening and weekend availability

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of our team! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to info@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.


CLIFFS OF ID

Cliffs of Id does not currently have any positions available, but will soon! Please check back again.


HOLLYWOOD BOULDERS

Hollywood Boulders does not currently have any positions available, but will soon! Please check back again.


VERDIGO BOULDERS

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? We are looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like you, please fill out this form.


PACIFIC PIPE

Belay Staff

Pacific Pipe is looking for a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is comfortable and familiar with working in a climbing gym facility. Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone facility and convey this to any and all Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, individuals must feel comfortable with belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, individuals must be able to work an assortment of different shifts (see descriptions below).

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • responsible and attentive—making sure that the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, during safety walks, etc.)
  • proactive—recognizes proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • passion for climbing and working with people
  • is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week and is available weekends and weekday evenings

We accept applications for this position on a continuous basis. The presence of this posting may not reflect immediate need.

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Pacific Pipe is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Pipeworks. If you’re interested, please fill out this form.

Comp Team Coach

Pacific Pipe is looking for a coach for a Comp Team Coach with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for Team Touchstone.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to team@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.


THE POST

Belay Staff

The Post is looking for a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is comfortable and familiar with working in a climbing gym facility. Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone facility and to convey this to any and all Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, individuals must feel comfortable with belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, individuals must be able to work an assortment of different shifts (see descriptions below).

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • responsible and attentive—making sure that the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, during safety walks, etc.)
  • proactive—recognizes proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • passion for climbing and working with people
  • is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week and is available weekends and weekday evenings

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to info@touchstoneclimbing.com so we can get to know you better.


Fill out this online application for the job of your choosing (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to  so we can get to know you better. We want our staff to reflect the communities we serve, so we strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks to apply.