Touchstone Climbing owns and operates 13 unique gyms throughout California. Our true success comes not from what we do, but why we do it. From owners to belay staff, route setters to cyclists, we believe in creating a place where we can all come together and do what we love. We are not just gyms. We are communities. Whether you are an experienced climber, a bright-eyed newbie, or just someone looking for a great place to work out, you’ll find your place with Touchstone Climbing. - 1994 Touchstone Climbing began in 1994 as a dream of Mark and Debra Melvin to bring indoor rock climbing to San Francisco. After scouring the city for the perfect location and raising start-up capital, they opened Mission Cliffs in 1995 in the vibrant Mission District of San Francisco. The new gym captured the imagination of the city and immediately set a new standard for indoor climbing facilities. Within a month of its opening, Mission Cliffs hosted the Sport Climbing National Championship competition, introducing climbers from around the country to what was heralded as the most spectacular facility in the world.
Touchstone bouldering brush The world-famous Touchstone bouldering brush! The most asked-for piece of Touchstone Climbing gear, this brush can be seen from the wilds of Fountainbleu to the end of every stick brush in your Touchstone gym.