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Member of the Month, Couples Edition: Lee Corwin and Christopher Rico

  By Jason Bove. Hey you! Yes, you. What is it that you need in your life? Do you need more friendly vibes? How about more positive influences? Maybe a trip to the Greek Isles, or a venture out into the deep Burning Man playa fits your personality more. Whatever the case, you can be […]

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Pipeworks Member Gabriel Patterson Featured on Melanin Base Camp

  Photo by Megan O’Connell. We know we sound like a broken record, but we have THE COOLEST members! Check out Sacramento Pipeworks member Gabriel Patterson’s feature “Growing Up Black and Outdoorsy” on Melanin Base Camp, a social media collective working to increase the visibility of adventurers of color. Interviewer Danielle Williams writes, [Gabe] knew […]

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Member of the Month: Jon Starks

By Jason Bove. These days, it is rare to find a combination of both sweet and tough in a fellow human being. Jon is an earth-focused, spiritual individual that directs his energy toward being true to himself and the world with which he interacts. A student of Iroquois philosophy in a time when we struggle […]

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Where Are They Now? Past Staff Edition: Sean Wilkenfeld

By Jason Bove. True story: A job is far more enjoyable if you like to spend time with your coworkers. I have been lucky enough to say that I have and still do. Not too many careers give you the opportunity to spend days, weeks, months, and even years with good friends talking about something […]

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Member of the Month: Michael “Mel” Melner Carries the World

  To know Mel is to like Mel. If you don’t know Mel, you probably know and love someone like him. He’s the guy humbly hiding behind the scenes, lifting everyone else up, and not taking as much credit as he deserves. Often, when friends of Mel achieve some sort of greatness, he is the […]

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TCS 2016 Bouldering North Finale at Sacramento Pipeworks

It’s that time folks: the Bouldering Comp Finale of TCS 2016 North—and the last of the Touchstone Climbing Series comps for the year—is happening tomorrow, November 19, at Sacramento Pipeworks! We know you had a great time earlier this year at the bouldering comps held at Berkeley Ironworks, Great Western Power Company, and Dogpatch Boulders, and […]

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Member of the Month: Greg Vlasek

Touchstone gyms are lucky enough to count some of the most fascinating and badass people amongst our community. One such person is Greg Vlasek, a longtime member and multi-sport master. Jason of Sacramento Pipeworks caught up with Greg to ask him about his most recent accomplishment as a participant in this year’s Great Pacific Race, […]

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Keaton Raphael Memorial at Sacramento Pipeworks

In February of this year Sacramento Pipeworks hosted the Keaton Raphael Memorial Group, a great organization that helps the families of kids with cancer. Their mission is “to support children with cancer and their families with emotional, educational, and financial support while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.” When a child is diagnosed, […]

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Member Profile: Ron Manara

Perhaps while watching the Olympic games in Rio, it dawned on you that those incredible gymnasts could be pretty decent climbers… Or maybe your own background in gymnastics has made YOU a better climber! We sat down with Sacramento Pipeworks member and UC Davis coach Ron Manara to learn about the parallels between climbing and […]

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Sacramento Pipeworks Tour Video

Sacramento Pipeworks is a premier climbing and fitness gym in Northern California. Between our towering rope walls, our brand new bouldering area, our expansive fitness area and classes, you’ll have a hard time choosing what to do at the gym each day! Check out our gym tour video to get an idea of what to […]

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