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Brent Kobs & Adaptive Climbing at Diablo Rock Gym

We have some truly exceptional people in our Touchstone community, and one of them is Brent Kobs, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and the leader of our adaptive climbing program at Diablo Rock Gym. Brent brings his wealth of knowledge and experience as a DPT and CSCS to climbers and athletes […]

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New Challenges for Students with Special Needs at Diablo Rock Gym

  By Greg Reichardt. Greg Reichardt (A.K.A. Mr. Greg), special education teacher for the Contra Costa County Office of Education in Brentwood, has been bringing his special day class to Diablo Rock Gym in Concord, CA since the beginning of 2019. His students with special needs have a combination of learning disabilities and behavior and […]

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Hans Florine on Epics, El Cap, and One-Arm Pull-Ups

Speed climbing extraordinaire and Diablo Rock Gym manager Hans Florine took a nasty fall on El Capitan on May 3rd. We caught up with him to hear more about his death-defying experience and learn how to get back up from the best. You’re something of a legend in the climbing world! Can you tell us […]

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Young Scientists Experiment with Climbing at Diablo Rock Gym

  We love being a place where our community can come together and learn something new! Our member Rich Tornai recently brought in some of the brightest young minds in Contra Costa County to Diablo Rock Gym to have them try their hands at our favorite sport. Rich was also kind enough to tell us a […]

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Climbing Clinic Success Stories

At Touchstone Climbing gyms, we’ve worked hard to build a network of climbing clinics that help our beloved members and guests reach their climbing goals. Each clinic falls into one of three tracks: Bouldering, Rope Climbing, and Outdoor Climbing. They can either be taken in order to build a solid progression of knowledge, or sporadically […]

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Contra Costa Science and Engineering Fair Winners Climb at DRG

  Dear Diablo Rock Gym, Thank you for your generous gift of gym time and all the gear for the winners of the Contra Costa Science and Engineering Fair. In total we had five students and two parents participate on Sunday, August 28th. Even though none of the students had ever climbed at a gym […]

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TCS2016 at Diablo Rock Gym

It’s no secret that the Touchstone Climbing Series is legendary. 11 locations. 11 Competitions. One amazing community to rule them all! This month’s comp is bringing the community together at Diablo Rock Gym in Concord, Ca. Here are some handy tips to prepare for Friday’s party – er – competition. Pre-Competition Prep: Carbo-loading is only half of […]

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Member Spotlight: Zack DeFazio

You know the guy. The one you’ve seen (literally) grow up right before your eyes and turn into quite the crusher in just a few short years. The one who is at the gym for hours on end, training daily. The one who was quickly picked up as an athlete ambassador by FrictionLabs with more […]

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Reel Rock 10 at Diablo Rock Gym

Ready for a fun filled night, guaranteed to make your palms sweat and reenergize your travel bug? Come to Diablo Rock Gym for our screening of the Reel Rock Film Tour! Doors will open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 10th. Founded in 2006 by filmmakers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, the […]

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DRG Member Spotlight: David “Em” Emrich

You’ve seen him flagging on gym walls, doing laps on the crack or maybe unicycling up Mt. Diablo. Long-time DRG member, David “Em” Emrich is our October Member Spotlight! When did you first discover climbing? When I was little I saw a photo in a book of a guy chimneying.  I knew then I wanted […]

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