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Meet the Panelists of Woman Up 2018

Header photo by Saki Cake from the 2017 Woman Up Panel. The panel at last year’s Woman Up sparked important conversations about womxn’s experiences in climbing, and this year we’re excited to dive a little deeper with some truly extraordinary ladies! The theme of this year’s panel is Taking Care of Each Other. How do […]

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‘NEXT GENERATION WILDERNESS’ with MGOYA at Cliffs of Id

Cliffs of Id was proud to host the LAPD cadets of the Wilshire Division through the Medicines Global Outdoor Youth Ambassador program. Outdoor stewardship is as near and dear to us as rock climbing—the two are inextricable. So playing a role in both introducing new climbers to the sport and teaching them ways to take care […]

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“Failure Training” in LA

One of our LA members recently opened up on Lifehacker about a quirk of rock climbing: the necessity of failure for improvement. In her article “How Rock Climbing is Helping Me Get Over My Fear of Failure,” Stephanie Lee outlines how climbing (and falling) at LA Boulders and Cliffs of Id has helped her to remember that […]

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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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Better Know a Setter: Holland Pettingill

Welcome to our latest installment of Better Know a Setter, featuring the incredible routesetters of Touchstone Climbing. Today we introduce you to Holland Pettingill, an OG out of the OC. With over a decade of climbing experience, she brings the fun to LA Area Touchstone gyms with her thoughtful, powerful problems that would be right at […]

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Giving Trees for Homeless Youth at Touchstone South

As the holiday season picks up steam, we’re excited to spread a little extra cheer through organizations that are doing incredible work in our local communities. Outreach and community engagement are amongst our founding principles at Touchstone, whether it’s raising money for the Access Fund or giving our neighbors an opportunity to try out climbing for […]

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Touchstone South Goes to Thailand

 Touchstone is full of adventurous members and staff alike who like to get down with rocks in rad places. Today, Remi Moehring, manager of Cliffs of Id, gives us a taste of her adventures in Thailand and some advice for those of you looking to visit this South Asian climbing paradise. A couple weeks ago, […]

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How to Rock Climb in Culver City: A Guide to the New Cliffs of Id Ropes Section

  If you’re one of the very few people who don’t obsessively refresh the Cliffs of Id Instagram, you might have missed the most exciting development in L.A.’s climbing history: the grand opening of our state-of-the-art rope walls! Coinciding with our Touchstone Climbing Series competition finale, our ropes section opening hosted hundreds of psyched climbers […]

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TCS2016 Finale and Grand Opening at Cliffs of Id FAQ’s

On Saturday, Cliffs of Id will host the finale of the Sothern California Touchstone Climbing Series. TCS2016 is our very own, homegrown comp series that tours every single Touchstone Climbing Gym. Saturday marks the end of the bouldering SoCal section, and is not to be missed! And if that wasn’t enough for you, we’ll be […]

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Rope Climbing FAQ at Cliffs of Id

The wait is almost over – and we’re SO excited to be days away from introducing amazing rope climbing to Los Angeles! If you’re a route climber in the area and can’t wait to rope up, here are some things to know. Tell us about belay devices! Dealer’s choice! You can use ATC’s, Gri-Gri’s, cinches… pretty […]

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