We at Touchstone Climbing strive to cultivate inclusive spaces in which everyone can thrive and believe in creating a place where folks can come together to do what they love. We are proud to host a number of meetups and affinity groups so everyone can find their crew to crush with! We are not just gyms, we are a community.

We are proud to host a number of meetups and affinity groups so everyone can find their crew to crush with!

Touchstone Meetup Calendar

Womxn’s Meetup Groups

If you’re looking for other likeminded ladies to work your next proj with, check out the womxn’s meetup groups at our gyms. All of our groups are inclusive of women and underrepresented genders.


Girl Beta at Dogpatch Boulders GRRRL Beta at Berkeley Ironworks She Crushes at Great Western Power Co

She Sends at Mission Cliffs WomxnWorks at Sacramento Pipeworks Senderellas at The Studio

Vertigals at Cliffs of Id She Rocks at Hollywood Boulders Beta Baes at LA Boulders

Girl Crew at Verdigo Boulders

POC Meetup Groups

Climbers of color, unite! We have some truly phenomenal leaders in our community who want everyone to thrive and find their fam in climbing.

The Brown Ascenders

The Brown Ascenders are a crew of POC rock climbing superheroes in the Bay Area. Their goal is to build community for and with other brown climbers. Join the crew and check out their regular meetups at Berkeley Ironworks, Dogpatch Boulders, and LA Boulders.

TBA on Facebook TBA on Instagram

Soul Ascension Crew

Representation. Growth. Community. The greater the diversity in climbing, the richer and more vibrant our community can become. Soul Ascension Crew (SAC) is empowering existing and beginner climbers of color in Northern California. SAC’s mission is to bring some SOUL to the climbing scene, increase visibility of diversity in the outdoors, and to create opportunities for growth in underrepresented communities. “Keep it tight,” because 2019 will bring a number of exciting events, including monthly indoor climbing meetups, outdoor trips, collaborative events with Bay Area POC climbing groups, and more! SAC meets monthly at Sacramento Pipeworks.

SAC on Facebook SAC on Instagram

Climb in Color

Come to the Climb in Color meetup at Hollywood Boulders for an evening of social sending and help us build a community for and by POC! Want to bring CiC to your Touchstone gym? Send us a message!

CIC at Hollywood Boulders

Queer Crush

At Touchstone, Pride is all year round! Join QUEER CRUSH and meet incredible LGBTQ+ folx in the Touchstone Community. We are committed to creating a safe space in which queer, trans, genderfluid, and nonbinary climbers can crush climbs and make friends. 

Queer Crush happens at Mission Cliffs, Dogpatch Boulders, Berkeley Ironworks, Great Western Power Co., Sacramento Pipeworks, The Studio, Cliffs of Id, Hollywood Boulders, and Verdigo Boulders. Join our Facebook groups to stay up-to-date on all QC happenings.

QC San Francisco QC San Jose QC East Bay QC Los Angeles QC Sacramento

Want to know what else we do with the LGBTQ+ community? Check out our Pride page. Click here for info about other queer climbing groups in California, too!

Adaptive Climbing

Climbing is for EVERYONE! Our adaptive climbing program hosts free events each month for people with physical disabilities. We work with participants to find the right style of climbing for them—whether that be on a rope, on the wall, or a combination of the two—so that they can learn new styles of climbing and safely push their limits.

We currently host monthly adaptive climbing events at Berkeley Ironworks, Diablo Rock Gym, Great Western Power Co, and regular events at MetalMark through Valley Children’s Hospital. We’re working hard to expand adaptive climbing options to all of our rope gyms.

Adaptive @ Berkeley Ironworks Adaptive @ Diablo Rock Gym Adaptive @ Great Western Power Co Adaptive @ MetalMark

New volunteers and participants are encouraged to join us — send us an email at adaptive@touchstoneclimbing.com to get involved.

I want to volunteer!