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Team Touchstone’s Nilo Batle at the World Championships

Earlier this year, Team Touchstone athlete Nilo Batle competed in Arco Italy in the World Championships! Check out this awesome video to learn more about his experience – great work Nilo!

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Team Touchstone Athlete Profile: Hanna Grossman

Touchstone Climbing is proud to support our competitive climbing climb team. At each gym, there are passionate and dedicated young climbers of all ages who have made climbing a priority and train to compete in regional, national and international events. We sat down with Hanna Grossman, who has been climbing since she was 10 years old. “Hanna […]

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Team Touchstone Gearing Up for the Fall Climbing Season

Last week, Team Touchstone held its first ever team tryouts at Berkeley Ironworks. The event drew climbers of all ages and ability levels, testing their strength, technique, and ability to work as a team. Climbers who participated in tryouts were vying for spots on every level of the Berkeley Ironworks team, from the recreational level all the way […]

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Team Touchstone Athlete Profile: Matt Grossman

Team Touchstone, our competitive youth climbing team, is made up of a veritable cornucopia of crushers of all ages. Meet the kids who are representing us at competitions around the country – nay – world! This week we sat down with climber and videographer Matt Grossman. Matt, who is currently climbing in Ceuse, France while […]

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Team Touchstone at SCS Nationals

Last weekend, Team Touchstone attended the SCS National Championship in Kennesaw, GA. This event, hosted at the Stone Summit’s Kennesaw climbing gym, is the largest youth sport climbing competition in the US, and the culmination of the 6-month sport climbing season. Each year, top climbers from around the country make the trek to Nationals to compete against […]

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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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Team Touchstone Athlete Profile: Annie O’Brien

Team Touchstone, our competitive youth climbing team, is made up of a veritable cornucopia of crushers of all ages. Meet the kids who are representing us at competitions around the country – nay – world! This week we sat down with home town hero Annie O’Brien. Anne has been a familiar face around Berkeley Ironworks for […]

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Team Touchstone Athlete Profile: Hannah Donnelly

Team Touchstone, our competitive youth climbing team, is made up of a veritable cornucopia of crushers of all ages.  Meet the kids who are representing us at competitions around the country – nah – world! This week we sat down with veteran comp climber Hannah Donnelly. Name: Hannah Donnelly Age: 18 Years climbing: 8 Years […]

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Next Stop for Team Touchstone: Divisional Championships!

By now, you’ve surely seen the members of California’s newest competitive youth climbing team doing their thing at our various gyms. If you’ve stopped to ask “Who are these kids?” or “How are they running laps on my project?”, ponder no longer. The young climbers you see tearing up the walls in our gyms are members […]

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Team Touchstone Climber: Nilo Batle

Before Dogpatch Boulders was even open, Manager Justin Alarcon had met Nilo Batle. Nilo and his brother lived close to the gym, and when Dogpatch Boulders hosted an open house for people to see how construction was coming along, they were the very first people through the door. Nilo has been a familiar face around the gym ever […]

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