Touchstone Climbing Series 2016

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The Touchstone Climbing Series has been an institution for our members and guests for over 10 years. What began as simple climbing competitions thrown at a few local gyms has grown into the largest climbing competition in the world! Our comps bring over 2,500 individual competitors to our gyms each year.

TCS 2016 Schedule

And without further adieu, the 2016 Touchstone Climbing Series Schedule!!

Since our community continues to grow, we will be breaking the series into three segments. This means more climbing for everyone and a whole lot of fun!

Each segment is a perfect excuse to either rep your home gym, party with your homies, or get the gang together for a road trip. Each competition will boast that Touchstone energy and psych you’ve come to expect. Beer, pizza, comp shirts and raffle prizes are coming your way!

Our comps are FREE to members and $20 for guests.


February 19th – Diablo Rock Gym

March 18th – MetalMark Climbing 

April 22nd – The Studio

May 7th – Mission Cliffs

Bouldering South

June 25th – LA Boulders

July 23rd – Hollywood Boulders

August 27th – Cliffs of Id

Bouldering North

August 12th – Berkeley Ironworks 

September 16th – Great Western Power Co

October 21th – Dogpatch Boulders 

November 19th- Sacramento Pipeworks 


To expedite your registration, please have your competition code and paper waiver in hand when you arrive. If you arrive with these two things, you will be greeted with the highest of fives.

  • Print a paper waiver.  Everyone entering the gym will need a waiver.
  • Get your comp code. Your 3 letter comp code is yours for life. If you have competed in a Touchstone Climbing competition in the last 3 years, you already have a comp code. You can look it up here. If you have never competed – welcome! Registration is fast and free.

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The finals at Mission Cliffs, Cliffs of Id and Sacramento Pipeworks will be held on Saturdays. The top three advanced climbers from the day will go head to head against the top three advanced competitors from the overall scores. We will be taking the best 3 out of 4 overall scores for ropes and bouldering north, and best 2 out of 3 overall scores for bouldering south.

So, to have a better shot at making it into finals, you should attend as many competitions as possible to increase your overall score.

The top 6 competitors will compete in onsight finals for a cash prize.