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CRAGS Presents: Hans Florine

Do you love listening to stories about climbing? Do you enjoy spending time with fellow outdoor enthusiasts? Are you really excited about the Save Donner Project and the idea of saving one of our local crags forever? … Do you have $5?! If you answered yes to one of more of these question, do we have […]

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Adopt-a-Crag: Bishop Tablelands!

The Access Fund’s Jeep Conservation Team is headed to Bishop, California! The Jeep Conservation Team is the Access Fund’s “on-the-road” team of climbing area stewards.  They travel around the US, 10 months a year, assessing climbing area conservation and stewardship needs, working with locals to address these needs, training best management practices and motivating volunteers. You […]

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Rock Project Berkeley Crag Clean Up

The second day of the Bay Area AF Rock Project Tour started out with a hearty breakfast at Berkeley Ironworks to fuel folks up for the morning of crag clean-up ahead. Shout out to the providers of the grub! Local and amazing coffee was provided by Artis Coffee whose owner, Alex Lowe (nephew of the THAT […]

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Climb Up at Mission Cliffs

One of the most valuable aspects of climbing at Mission Cliffs is the community that new climbers become a part of. Although Mission Cliffs sees hundreds of new faces each month as people come in for the first time, it usually only takes a few visits for new climbers to pick up on the strong […]

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Testimonial: Rock Climbing and Youth Counseling

“My name is Erin Johnson.  I am a marriage and family therapy intern and I work at a counseling center called Coyote Coast located in Orinda, California. I work as a mentor with young men who are transitioning from intensive therapy programs back to living with their families. We do many different activities with the kids […]

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T.K. Youth Foundation visits Berkeley Ironworks

On Aug. 12, 2004, two days before Terrance Kelly was set to leave on a full fide football scholarship at Oregon State, he was murdered in Richmond, California by a 15 year old with an apparent grudge. His Father, Landrin Kelly had been determined to protect Terrance from the city’s rough streets and to be […]

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Futures Explored at Sacramento Pipeworks

Pipeworks recently partnered with a group whose aim is to provide life skills and work-related training to adults with developmental disabilities. The organization is called Futures Explored. “We work with people with developmental disabilities,” said instructor Terry Corey. “One of the biggest barriers I have seen in my 25+ years of working with this population […]

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Camping Unlimited at Berkeley Ironworks

Camping Unlimited is a non-profit organization providing children and adults with Special Needs a full program of recreation, education, fun and adventure. Their program encourages independence, nurtures responsibility, develops competence and builds lifelong friendships in a warm supportive atmosphere of planned permissiveness. A group of campers visited Berkeley Ironworks in January for a day of […]

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Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Visits DRG

In January, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church visited Diablo Rock Gym in Concord. We received this write up in a thank you letter from Melinda, the youth director. I have taken both our high school youth group and middle school youth group to Diablo Rock Gym multiple times. It is a great event that my students […]

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Up-cycling Ropes with Summer Search

Ever wonder what happens to all of our retired top-ropes? While a small amount is reserved and repurposed by our gyms for things like belay practice/testing ropes & mock leading ropes; the majority of our retired ropes are donated to local non-profits, artists, and community organizations. Recently, Great Western Power Company donated several hundred feet of […]

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