Friday, November 23 is traditionally known as Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Many people prepare for the holiday season by purchasing gifts for their loved ones. For most people in the Touchstone community, that means buying climbing gear. Opening a new set of cams, trying on a brand new pair of shoes, or getting the latest climbing clothes will make the holidays that much better. This weekend, Diablo Rock Gym will be selling all their black gear for 20% off. Get an amazing deal on shoes, guide books, cams, and some tasty muscle brownies.
This weekend Diablo Rock Gym celebrated their 10th anniversary by having an ultimate fitness morning, a BBQ, and hosting the Reel Rock Tour. With a crowd of over 150 people, the gym helped raise $1500 for the Access Fund and the ASCA. As part of the festivities, the Touchstone blog sat down with DRG's first member.
During the construction of DRG, MycolHolton signed up at the very first member of DRG. "I have loved this gym from day it opened. My favorite part of the gym are the people. I have meet so many great people that have become very good friends of mine."
Last month, Diablo Rock Gym turned 10 years old. To celebrate the gym's anniversary, this Saturday, October 20th, DRG is hosting three different exciting events- an Ultimate Fitness Experience, a BBQ, and the Reel Rock Tour.
On September 1st, nearly 50 adventure racers headed to Diablo Rock Gym for a day filled with slacklining, swimming, climbing, and intense obstacles and adventure racing. Paul Hara made a great video of the day's adventures. Check it out!
On Saturday, September 1st, over 50 people headed over to Diablo Rock Gym for a day filled with excitement. The Labor Day weekend marked the first Adventure Race at the gym. Coed and single sex teams ran through a series of obstacles. From balancing across a slackline, to hiking, to climbing, to swimming, to a dozen other activities, the teams fought for up to thirty minutes before they completed the race.
Climb, bike, run, lift, crawl, swim, slack line, row. By themselves, those activities are fun. Put together, they are awesome.
On Saturday, September 1, Diablo Rock Gym is hosting the first indoor adventure race. On a course set up in and around the gym, teams of two will navigate for 25 to 30 minutes through the many activities, testing their strength, stamina, and ability to have a great time. The race will have a number of categories and a ton of prizes.
On Friday August 17th, a dozen competitors headed to Diablo Rock Gym to participate in the Bay Area Grip Challenge. Ripping entire decks of cards, bending nails, grippers, and dead lifts were some of the challenges for the contenders.
On Friday, August 17th, the Bay Area Grip Challenge will be heading to Diablo Rock Gym for another round of tests of grip strength. One of the most active members in the Touchstone grip strength community, Daniel Reinard is known for his vast hand strength. He recently put together a video about one of the most common feats of strength- ripping a phone book apart. There are two methods used to pull so many pages apart at once, popping and grip and rip. In this video, he shows you how to do both. Check it out and get pysched for the upcoming event.
This summer, COCO Crossfit Stregth and Conditioning will be offering a strength and conditioning class engineered for youths entering 6th-12th grade. This will be a great opportunity for young athletes to learn metabolic conditioning, nutrition, speed development, running form, Olympic lifting, pylometrics, core strength, and a bit about endurance.
The COCO Crossfit Strength and Conditioning series offers athletes the opportunity to train and raise their fitness to an elite level. The program combines resistance, plyometric, Kettlebell, agility, speed and metabolic training to improve strength, running and work capacity.
On May 17th, Diablo Rock Gym Manager, Hans Florine set a new record for his number of pitches climbed in a day. Florine and Bill Wright, co-authors of the how-to book Speed Climb!, climbed 100 pitches in Colorado’s Eldorado canyon in a day.
You may have noticed pictures of outdoor climbing, pulverized phone books, or declarations of unfathomable amounts of boulder problems completed in one day on the Diablo Rock Gym Facebook page. All referring to the 'Challenge.'
Feeling left out? Want a way to keep up and motivate yourself? Join the DRG 2012 fitness challenge at DRG! The challenge took off last year, and with over 170 competitors in 2012, it's been a big hit!
Check out the current leaders in this years challenge!
If you are thinking about getting involved... stop thinking! Do it! Grab a copy of the list and get started today!
Need some gear to supplement your rack? Looking for some hard to find climbing equipment? DRG is having a gear swap from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesday, April 24th. This will be a great time to buy or sell used climbing gear. Stop by with your old gear or bring cash and get some great deals.
To sign up to sell, please post on the DRG Facebook page and sign in at the front desk prior to the gear swap. This will be a great chance to get some incredible deals on climbing gear. Check it out!