Educate Ethiopia Climb-A-Thon

On September 7th, Diablo Rock Gym will be hosting the Educate Ethiopia Climb-A-Thon. Patagonian ambassador Majka Burhardt, a well-known climber and dynamic inspirational speaker, will be presenting a speaker/slide show in the evening. Along with a raffle and silent auction with gear from The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, and the AAC, there will be Ethiopian food and an awesome presentation.


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TBS 8 at DRG

On March 15, nearly 300 climbers headed to Concord to climb at the Touchstone Bouldering Series 8 comp at Diablo Rock Gym.
"It was high energy," said manager Hans Florine. "Folks were stoked on the problems."


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Black Friday Climbing Sale

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.  


DRG's First Member: Mycol Holton

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."

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DRG Adventure Race Video

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!


Diablo Rock Adventure Race

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.  


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Adventure Race at DRG

Climb, bike, run, lift, crawl, swim, slack line, row.  By themselves, those activities are fun.  Put together, they are awesome.

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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.

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Bay Area Grip Challenge

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.

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Tests of Grip: Ripping a Phone Book

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.

Summer Training

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.

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