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Escalando Fronteras Slide Show and Donation Drive

This Thursday GWPC is cooking up something special! We’re happy to be hosting the Move Mountains Slide Show. The event is designed to raise awareness and support for Escalando Fronteras, a non-profit that brings the mountains to at-risk youth in the marginalized area of Monterey, Mexico. EF is currently launching a unique youth development project that will utilize […]

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Fresno American Indian Health Project at MetalMark Climbing

  We’re happy to have welcomed the Fresno American Indian Health Project to MetalMark Climbing. FAIHP is a culturally sensitive health access and advocacy program designed to enhance the health and well being of the American Indian community in the City of Fresno, CA. The Health Project provides public health services and access to free & low […]

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SUHLA Scholars Climb at Mission Cliffs

Climbing gyms always seem to attract a large number of medical professionals. On any given day at Mission Cliffs, among the climbers on the wall, you will find nurses, doctors, paramedics, medical students, physical therapists, and other healthcare workers. Climbing can be a welcome release from a stressful day, and a social outlet from demanding jobs with long […]

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Options for Youth Group Come Climbing at Pipeworks

Sacramento Pipeworks has supported Options For Youth, a community group giving kids a second chance at education, for many years now. “We appreciate their values and the work they do,” said Manager Vaughn Medford.  “We are proud to host them here at Pipeworks.” From its inception, OFY’s mission has been to recover students who have […]

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Hans Florine Presentation to Benefit Save Donner Climbing

Do you love hearing climbing legends talk about their legendary feats under the open sky while sipping a beer, all while raising money to keep one of your favorite climbing and recreation areas open forever…?! If your answer is no… we just… don’t know what to say… Touchstone Climbing has been involved with the Truckee […]

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Counseling Enriched Classroom at Berkeley Ironworks

In July a group of young adults from the Counseling Enriched Classroom program at Berkeley High School visited Berkeley Ironworks for a day of climbing and team building. CEC classrooms support students with mild to severe learning disabilities. “Education is something that comes in multiple forms, and we pride ourselves on taking advantage of non-standard […]

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The Hidden Genius Project at GWPC

In July, Great Western Power Company hosted a group of incredibly smart and talented young men from The Hidden Genius Project. They quickly proved to to the staff that they have the brains and the brawn as they enjoyed both the mental and physical challenge of rock climbing! “The Hidden Genius Project is a training and mentoring program for black male youth […]

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GRYD visits LA Boulders

LA Boulders hosted an organization called Gang Reduction and Youth Development, or GRYD, a prevention program serving youth ages 10-15 in Los Angeles. Their mission is to identify students who may need an extra hand in resisting negative influences, coping with difficult home situations, or helping bring up grades in school. The GRYD team provides […]

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Fundraiser BBQ a Huge Success

Big thanks to everyone who came out to climb into the wee hours of the night at Dogpatch Boulders last month! We invited our members and guests to ring in the foggy San Francisco summer with bouldering, BBQ, and beer till midnight – all for a good cause! With the help of day passes dues, donations, […]

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The Welcoming Committee at LA Boulders

In June,  LA Boulders had the pleasure of hosting The Welcoming Committee, an organization that brings  LGBTQs to typically ‘straight’ spaces for one-time only experiences. They’re new to LA, but are established in many other cities including Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco,  Chicago, and New York. They even offer national and international travel options for those in need […]

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