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Libertas College Preparatory School Reinforces Values at LA Boulders

  In December,  LA Boulders hosted a tuition-free public charter serving students in South LA. Libertas College Preparatory Charter School aims to equip middle school students in grades 4-8 with the academic skills and the strength of character needed to thrive in and graduate from high-performing high schools and competitive colleges. They are founded on […]

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Youth Center on Highland Climbs Together at LA Boulders

In January, LA Boulders hosted a group of brand new climbers from the Youth Center on Highland, a shelter and drop-in center for homeless LGBTQ young adults. The Youth Center on Highland provides much-needed services including a welcoming place to stay, meals, clothing, counseling, showers and the support needed to make it feel like home. […]

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Empowering Youth Through Climbing in Fresno

In December MetalMark Climbing + Fitness worked with Adventure Risk Challenge, an organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth through wilderness and literary experiences. “This is the second time we’ve invited ARC to come to MetalMark to climb,” said Manager Marie Garringer. “It’s a great opportunity for these kids to see our community of healthy and supportive […]

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LA Boulders Supports My Friend’s Place

In this season of giving, LA Boulders partnered with My Friend’s Place, an LA area youth homeless shelter. Remi Moehring, the manager of LA Boulders, first heard about the organization on NPR’s Offramp, and immediately reached out to see how the gym could get involved. Their facility in Hollywood supports around 100 homeless youth on […]

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Halloween Climb-a-thon at Berkeley Ironworks

Looking for a fun excuse to climb in your Halloween costume on Saturday and raise money for cancer support and research?! … that’s a pretty specific request… but we’ve got you covered! Berkeley Ironworks will be hosting a Halloween Climb-a-thon, which will raise money for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center. This amazing organization helps women with […]

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America’s Future Conservationists Climb at The Studio in San Jose

Earlier this fall, The Studio Climbing in San Jose was thrilled to open its doors and welcome a group of San Mateo high school students from the Student Conservation Association for a fun day of climbing. The SCA’s program connects underserved youth with hands-on environmental education, bringing students on outdoor trips and engaging them in […]

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LA Boys and Girls Club Climb at LA Boulders

This summer, LA Boulders had the opportunity to introduce a group of teens to their very first climbing experience! The kids in the group were part of the College Bound program from the Teen Center (ages ranging from 12-15) at the Boys and Girls Club in East Los Angeles. The BGC is a national nonprofit organization […]

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LA Boulders Hosts Fundraiser for The McIntyre House

On September 25th, crushers and queens came together at LA Boulders for a day of cross-dressing and fundraising. It was a real DRAG! To celebrate their annual Recovery issue, The Fight Magazine, along with La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, organized Recovery Rocks. The event included a day of climbing, yoga, and a 3pm drag contest, […]

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Member Profile: Jenny Lao Swimming Across America

We sat down with Dogpatch Boulders member Jenny Lao to talk about why she’ll be swimming across the Bay this Saturday! How did you start climbing, and how long have you been climbing for? After I moved home from college, my best friend took me on one of my first hikes in Big Sur. We got lost […]

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Helping Cyprus Students Get to the Cliff

This September, Berkeley Ironworks and The Mountaineering and Nature Sports Club at Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) joined to make climbing a reality for students in the Mediterranean by donating climbing shoes to the program. Rose Wong, a BIW gym member for 13 years, and her friend Tugrul Ilter, Club Advisor and Professor at Eastern Mediterranean University, took […]

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