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Futures Explored at Sacramento Pipeworks

This month we had another successful session with a group from Futures Explored, whose mission it is to provide life skills and work-related training to adults with developmental disabilities. They support their clients to “reach their optimum level of individual potential by delivering a broad range of resources and ongoing guidance.” Sacramento Pipeworks is proud to be one […]

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Supporting Sherpa and Nepali High Mountain Guides: A Night for Nepal at Berkeley Ironworks

  On Friday April 28, Berkeley Ironworks will be hosting the Night for Nepal Fundraiser for the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. We’re incredibly excited, not only because it will be the first time Alex Honnold and Conrad Anker have ever spoken together at the same event, but also because it will be contributing to a deeply […]

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Rise & Elevate at Cliffs of Id on March 11th

Make a difference this March When you purchase a day pass at Cliffs of Id on Saturday March 11th, you’ll also be donating to two amazing causes at our Rise and Elevate fundraising event! 50% of each day pass will support both Adventure Risk Challenge, a program that empowers underserved youth through integrated literacy and wilderness experiences, […]

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Life Learning Academy at Mission Cliffs

By Justin Warren. Balance. Leverage. Mechanical advantage. Resilience. Smarts.  Students at Life Learning Academy practice these and more each week at Mission Cliffs climbing gym. The best part? The learning anchors itself in a fun, physically demanding sport that encourages individual strength and perseverance, according to LLA instructor Karuna Holm and the eight students in the class. […]

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Life Academy Gets Up in the Air at Berkeley Ironworks

When Berkeley Ironworks partnered with the Life Academy of Health and Bioscience, we were excited not only to introduce a potential new generation of climbers to the sport, but perhaps also a new generation of healthcare professionals! Life Academy is a small Oakland public school that serves children in grades 6-12 and gives its students a rigorous academic […]

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Koreatown Youth Build Bridges at LA Boulders

We’re lucky at LA Boulders: Not only are we situated in Los Angeles’ incredible Downtown Arts District, but we’re super close to other rad neighborhoods like Koreatown, where we can get to know some of the folks who make our community strong and vibrant. Amongst those people are the Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC), […]

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Fight Cancer with Your Old Shoes: Dunk Your Kicks at Touchstone Gyms

  If you’ve upped your cross-training game since the rain put a damper on your climbing plans, or if your #newyearnewyou resolutions included jumpstarting your running habit, maybe you’ve decided to treat yourself to a sweet new pair of running shoes. Rad! But what do you do when your old pair starts to look a little ragged? If […]

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Valley Children’s Hospital Adaptive Sports Gets Vertical at MetalMark

  Sometimes we take for granted our abilities to run, jump, and climb. Those who aren’t able to do the same physical movements are often excluded from athletic activities, or find the outdoors inaccessible to their needs; but these are experiences that ought to belong to everyone, including those whose bodies perform differently from the norm. […]

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The Reset Foundation at Berkeley Ironworks

We started the new year off right at Berkeley Ironworks by hosting The Reset Foundation. Nearly 90% of a child’s academic attainment can be predicted by that of their parents’, and the cycle of poverty, incarceration, and unemployment can plague entire generations. The Reset Foundation aims to break that cycle by giving promising low-income young people the […]

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Adaptive Climbing at Berkeley Ironworks

Are you the climber who converts ground-dwelling friends into chimps and crushers? We know the feeling. At Touchstone, we think that everyone should climb. And by everyone, we mean everyone! This is why Berkeley Ironworks has teamed up with Adaptive Adventures and the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) to create a monthly adaptive […]

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