The History of Berkeley Climbing: Part 1

The History of Berkeley Climbing: Part 1
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Hello to Berkeley Ironworks and our greater Touchstone Climbing communities! Given the fact that we are all stuck here at home patiently biding our time waiting for this pandemic to subside, what better opportunity to dive in and reflect on our roots as climbers; and where better to start than locally, right here at home in Berkeley, California. What we dig up may surprise you, whether you are a Berkeley native or a recent transplant. This blog series is meant to explore connections, provoke conversation and share observations. Many of the key players from the dawn of Yosemite climbing to the present day still live, work, and train right here. So hold onto your PPE as we travel back in time together. Who knows: we may all learn a thing or two along the way.

Beginnings: The 1930s

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” —John Muir: climber, conservationist, first president of the Sierra .... Continue Reading at Touchstone Climbing



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