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Romy Ilano
· November 24, 2017
I’m still a new member and I haven’t even taken an intro climbing class yet but I’m enjoying the vibe so far. I love that I don’t have to beg for a bike rack here like i usually do at other gyms. I use the weights area so far but it’s a great crowd, and I can read vogue as well as do weights. The people make this place unique — I get a feeling everyone here is trying to get in shape to accomplish stuff like ... climbing or snowboarding (for me) instead of just trying to lose weight. I don’t care so much about a sauna but stuff like a colorful weight room, magazines and even a balcony to relax and catch up on art projects is super rad. I can’t wait until I start climbing classes too See More
Paula Silverio
· December 14, 2017
Crossfit at this gym is amazing!! You will be so glad you have joined.
Candida Jacobs Bell
· October 17, 2016
We came here yesterday for a birthday party for my daughter's friend. There were four instructors assigned to help the kids with their turn, but one instructor went above and beyond, and that's why I writing this review. Victor was so great with the kids from the moment they walked in, getting them harnessed up, and encouraging them to have fun and cheer each other on. My daughter was one of the youngest in the group (at 5-years-old), and a little timid at first, but with the constant encouragement of Victor, she set her sights on achieving her goal before cake time. She made it all the way to the top, even after wanting to stop several times - Victor encouraged her to shake it out, and keep going. We were all blown away once she made it to the top. Thank you so much Victor for your awesome demeanor with the kids, it is an experience my daughter and I won't forget. She can't wait to come back. See More
Diane Taylor
· January 3, 2017
I love the bouldering and toproping here! I come to Great Western once or twice a week and then usually go to Ironworks once or twice a week. The terrain and routesetting at Great Western are excellen...t, I always find tons of TR routes and bouldering problems I love even though the place is smaller than Ironworks. I think the vibe of the bouldering crowd is friendlier here, too. I've had strangers help me project bouldering problems that I'm struggling on, whereas at other bouldering gyms I always get more of a "get out of my way" vibe from the advanced climbers. See More
Petra Fibrichova
· January 7, 2017
Great place to climb! I took my High school class here and they all loved it! They went from being scared to being so proud of themselves! It's an ideal place to take your kid to boost their confidenc...e. The staff, Victor, JP, and Annelise were super nice and helpful. They had a great way of relating to the students and encouraging them to try to conquer their fears. See More
Emrys Hiatt
· January 23, 2017
I really like Power Company gym, but whenever they host a birthday party, no one ever sets boundaries for the kids, so they end up blocking pathways, running under belay climbers, and going through th...e gym space. And the parents? They think it's cute. Paying 85 a month and I would like at the very least for there to be stricter guidance for making sure everyone can have a safe and comfortable experience. See More
Loe Nudell Lee
· December 22, 2015
The staff are friendly and laid back. The space is beautifully designed. There's a great variety of climbs (levels) and the routes are well designed and maintained. The management really goes out of t...heir way for their members. The people are awesome and its easy to make friends/climbing buddies.

Left one star out because I had a weird yoga class experience. Love this place for climbing though. So grateful to have access to such an amazing facility.
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James Diaz
· July 20, 2017
Great people and well-set problems. It can get a little cramped when crowded.
Nicole Jalbert
· September 12, 2016
I love the staff here and i love the space. I'm here 2-3 times a week. There's a great mix in the levels of climbs and so newbies and experienced climbers can climb together.
Mathew Fey
· September 11, 2016
Went in for an intro class. Hess was super chill, balanced well between serious and casual in his approach to getting us started with the basics on climbing safety. Looking forward to my next visit.
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Touchstone Route Setters are here again! GWPC is so #blessed. Just like our discerning members' hands, freshly patched walls demand #freshplastic ! #gw4lyfe #happynewsmear #sunsoutgunsout Five Ten #sponsored #proathletes
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Reserve your spot in our Monthly Extended Practice with Elizabeth Raven Yoga!

She's switching things up a little bit this month, so be sure to peep the description in the link below...

Sun 10:15 AM PSTGreat Western Power CompanyOakland, CA
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One more week!!!


(Can you tell we're psyched?)

If you missed TCS2017 at Great Western a couple of weeks ago, this highlight reel will put you in the middle of the action! Warning: this video may give you ...

The wait is killing us.

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Great Western Power Company to Touchstone Climbing Series 2018

Need the rundown on how to make your Comp Check-In process quick & easy? Check out our TCS comp page below for all the beta!

We can't wait to see you next Friday!

Great Western Power Company updated their cover photo.

TCS2018 is Friday, February 23rd at 5pm!!

Beer? Check. Pizza? Check. Prizes? Check. World-class climbing with your best buds PLUS your favorite crushers from out of town? Check!

Whether it’s from the mountaintops or the gym topouts, shout it out to your friends because you’re all invited!


FREE for Members
$25 Non-Members

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If you didn’t catch the #boulderingnationals last weekend, you missed a heckuva show! Congrats to @alex_puccio89 on her 11th(!!!) National Championship, and to young guns @ashimashiraishi and @brooke_rockclimbs for showing that the future is 💪 indeed! Don’t forget to join us on Saturday (2/17, 11am) for an all new #shecrushes! #tbt #usaclimbing

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Humpday brings a double dip of 💕 from @boltsandholds! Your afternoon just got a lot better. #routesetting #freshplastic #touchstoneclimbing #greatwesternpowerco #alltheclimbs #woody #tensionclimbing #trainingforclimbing @tensionclimbing @ Great Western Power Company

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Even through his recent career change, @jon_kennedy1212 just can’t quit us. Good luck wrangling this philly, @boltsandholds! (PS - New routes going up today!) #bae #mcm #touchstoneclimbing #routesetting #greatwesternpowerco #gw4life

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Monday's lunchtime class is back on 1/22/18!

Friday's lunchtime class is back on 2/2/18!

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@nilobatle shows off the beta on his new purple V2! Come check out the freshest of freshies this afternoon! Thanks @boltsandholds for the love and attention 💕 #touchstoneclimbing #greatwesternpowerco #routesetting #frontlever

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Welcome to the 2018 Touchstone Climbing Series for a whole new round of fun comps, big parties, and good times! TCS is our way of saying THANK YOU to all our members and friends for making the Touchstone community the best group of people to wrestle pebbles or rope up with.

Each Touchstone gym will host its own competition for both members and non-members alike to test their mettle against world-class setting—and crush some pizza and beer while they’re at it. It’s a chance t...o try hard and party hard together with the whole Touchstone family.

The comp is a self-scored, low-key, fun-filled climbing bonanza in which climbers of ALL LEVELS get together to play on brand new sets; plus prizes for category winners and a shower of raffle goodies from all your favorite outdoor brands.

TCS events are FREE for members and $25 for guests.

Come climb ALL NEW routes, eat free pizza, and drink free beer!

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Fri 5:00 PM PSTGreat Western Power CompanyOakland, CA
204 people interested

Attention midday Yogis!

Until further notice, our Monday & Friday lunchtime classes are CANCELLED. We're currently on the lookout for a suitable long-term fit for these classes, and we appreciate your patience.

Our apologies for the inconvenience!

Chris Sharma shares his insights and some simple yoga poses to help warm up the body and tune in the mind before climbing. Learn more about Chris visit http:...

Having trouble on your project? Looking for other like minded ladies to crush boulder problems with?

She Crushes unites women of varying skill levels and experience for an hour of social sending.

FREE for members, $25 for non-members.


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Wed 7:00 PM PSTGreat Western Power CompanyOakland, CA
94 people interested

Do it for your gut! Your favorite gym is now selling what’s soon to be your favorite yogurt! Come sample Peak Yogurt’s triple cream yogurt and discover the magic for yourself.

Tue 6:00 PM PSTGreat Western Power CompanyOakland, CA
6 people interested

Want to learn from the best AND raise money for Access Fund at the same time? Then bid on a 1hr private lesson with Beth Rodden, Ethan Pringle, or Joe Kinder! And of course, your bid will be QUADRUPLED by our match + AF's donor match! Makes a great gift too 🤶🎅🎁

Place your bids in person at Berkeley Ironworks, call (510) 981-9900, or email Bidding ends at 7PM FRIDAY 12/15!

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PSA: Break our your pocketbooks and holiday cheer to help support & save our public lands! Even better, @touchstoneclimbing is matching all donations made this week, and that’s before your donation gets doubled again thanks to the @accessfund private donor... that means all donations made at one of our gyms this week get QUADRUPLED! #fourtimesthegenerosity #matchingfunds #tistheseason #community #conservation #bearsears #grandstaircase #touchstoneclimbing #greatwesternpowerco

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