Welcome to the 2023 Touchstone Climbing Series!

Light-hearted, fun-filled competition? Check. A snack-sustained, beer-flowing, and prize-packed party with your fav crew of crushers? You bet.

Each year we try to develop an even better way to say THANK YOU to our members and friends for making the Touchstone fam the best bunch of crag clamberers and pepple wrestlers on this (or any) side of the Sierra.

Enter Touchstone Climbing Series (TCS), where gyms host self-scored competitions for members and non-members alike. Stop by one of our TCS events to enjoy comp-style climbs, refreshments galore, games, and a shower of raffle goodies from all your favorite outdoor brands.

TCS Pricing

  • FREE for Members
  • $30 for Non-Members

Registration

Registration usually opens the same week as the comp. Please complete your competition code and waiver before arriving to expedite your registration. If you arrive with these two things, you will be greeted with the highest of high fives.

  • Fill out an online waiver.  Everyone entering the gym needs a current waiver on file.
  • Get your comp code. Your comp code is yours for life. If you’ve competed in a Touchstone Climbing competition in the past, you already have a comp code. Look it up here. If you’ve never competed — welcome! Registration is fast and free.
    • If the above comp code links aren’t working for you, registration hasn’t opened yet — check back closer to the date of the comp.

What’s Different this Year

Multiple events, same day

We’re stoked to have a new format where TCS events are happening at multiple gyms on the same day. Why? It’s simple — keep crowds manageable, comp climbs accessible, and ensure each community gets its own epic party.

Scoring

When you arrive and register, we’ll give you a scorecard. Keep it! TCS comps are self-scored. After you complete a problem or route, find it on your paper scorecard and circle the points associated with how many attempts it took you to complete it: 1 try? 2 tries? 3 tries? You get the idea. Have your spotter, belayer, or someone who saw you complete the climb initial each score. Once you’re done climbing, enter all your scores into the online platform we’ve created, and turn in your paper scorecard to be automatically entered into our raffle. Then just kick back, relax, and wait for the rain of prizes!

Bay Area Events

BOULDERING

The Oaks: Berkeley + Pac Pipe: Oakland
June 10 at 12pm – 5pm

ROPES

Berkeley Ironworks + Great Western: Oakland + Mission Cliffs: San Francisco
September 30 at 12pm – 5pm

Los Angeles Area Events

BOULDERING

LA Boulders + Verdigo Boulders: Burbank + Hollywood Boulders: LA
April 22 at 12pm – 5pm

ROPES

Cliffs of Id: Culver City + The Post: Pasadena
July 15 at 12pm – 5pm

Single Gym Events

BOULDERING

Sacramento Pipeworks
April 15 at 12pm – 5pm

MetalMark: Fresno
October 21 at 12pm – 5pm

ROPES

The Studio: San Jose
March 11 at 12pm – 5pm

Diablo Rock Gym: Concord
August 11 at 5pm – 10pm

Battle of the Bay (BOTB)

Dogpatch: San Francisco
November 3 + 4

Thank you to our partners: