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520 20th St. Oakland, CA 94612


The Great Western Power Company is the newest Touchstone indoor rock climbing gym. Located in downtown Oakland, G.W.P.C. offers some of the best indoor rock climbing terrain in the Bay Area. An imposing 150 foot tall smokestack cuts through the wall and looms overhead, making it an unforgettable climbing experience. G.W.P.C. has terrain to satisfy all levels of climbers. Beginners will particularly enjoy the lower angle top-rope wall, while expert climbers will be challenged on the amazing and steep lead walls. With the opening of the G.W.P.C.Touchstone is taking their commitment to creating incredible full-service climbing experiences to a new level. 48 ft. High Lead Wall 11,000 sq. ft. of Climbing Terrain 1500+ ft. of Bouldering Over 50 Top and Lead Ropes Complete Weight Room Extensive Aerobic Equipment Locker Rooms with Showers Free High Speed Wireless Access

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  1. Eric DeFriez
    Eric DeFriez
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for weekday evening (8pm-10pm?) climbing partner at GWPC or Berkeley Ironworks. I top rope in the up to 5.11b and when I lead it's in the 5.10s, looking for someone in similar range. Usually try to get 10-12 climbs in.

    • Kelly Chang
      Kelly Chang 3 days ago

      Hey Eric- If you still need a lead partner let me know! I just took a class and am looking to find a partner. Let me know if you're interested!

  2. Hannah Darling
    Hannah Darling
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for a TR partner this evening around 5:30/6 to climb at GW. text or call meat at 415-802-4844. -Hannah Darling

  3. Vishwa Hannerdumath
    Vishwa Hannerdumath
    Great Western Power Company

    Hi, I Top Rope and consider myself intermediate. I am working towards lead climbing. I work around GWPC, Oakland and am able to hit the gym during my lunch break. Please contact me if you happen to go climbing to GWPC around noon and are looking for a … ...

  4. Kirsten
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for a top rope partner for a few hours tomorrow morning or evening at great western or ironworks. Recently got back into climbing more consistently, Climbing 5.10s right now, always looking for new partners!

  5. rick
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for regular TR belay & climbing partner. Mon & Wed after 430pm, and Sat most times. I'm relatively new, working on 5.10d s now.

  6. Olly
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for a regular lead climbing partner. 6:30am weekdays. 510 463 4124

  7. Ravi Ramadoss
    Ravi Ramadoss
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for a partner to belay. I am a beginner, belay certified

  8. Danica Barron
    Danica Barron
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for partner for BIW or GWPC Thursday from 2-4p I climb low 11s. Must have belay card. Hit me up if interested- Danicabarron (at) Yahoo (dot) com Or 510 928 8400 Can also do GWPC but prefer BIW

  9. Helen Feng
    Helen Feng
    Great Western Power Company

    I'm looking for a lead or top rope partner for this morning or early afternoon (anytime before 4pm). I am also looking for a more long term lead partner. I prefer to climb during the day to avoid the crowds, and I am comfortable leading up to the 11a's … ...

  10. donWolf Konecny
    donWolf Konecny
    Great Western Power Company

    Want partner, can do noon on Mon or Wed or 6:30pm on Mon or Th a little flexible on times, let me know toprope or lead

  11. Nathalia Lu
    Nathalia Lu
    Great Western Power Company

    im new into rock climbing and not yet belay certified,just looking for a partner that can lead and I'm free Monday,Wednesday,and Fridays after 5,can contact me at 5105209027..

  12. Ils
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for an afternoon TR partner for weekdays. I have time avail between 12p-3pm. Coming back from a broken arm over x-mas and currently climbing up to 11a. This does not need to be a regular meetup but can be for the next month or so until my sche … ...

  13. Jeff Sinnott
    Jeff Sinnott
    Great Western Power Company

    Hey, I'm starting back up after an injury and searching for a regular partner who is available a couple days a week after 6:00pm or anytime on Wednesday. I was climbing in the 5.10s and am open to any skill level. I'm easy going and looking forward to th … ...

  14. Emilie Linick
    Emilie Linick
    Great Western Power Company

    Hi - I'm looking for long term climbing partners (top rope only) who are available to climb at GWPC on weekdays right at 5 p.m. to try to beat some of the evening crowds. I usually like to get in 6-8 climbs. I climb in the 5.10s and am an attentive bel … ...

  15. Ari Neulight
    Ari Neulight
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking to climb Sunday. Can lead or top rope. Maybe 90 mins? Am flexible with time but not too early. Text me at 4153082321

  16. Julia L
    Julia L
    Great Western Power Company

    Hi! My climbing partner just moved away :( I am looking for a climbing partners for Tues/Thurs morning from 6:30-7:30/8:00am. Morning climbing is super fun and uncrowded! I'm top roping 10a-cs trying to improve. I am very safe and careful belay … ...

  17. Ari Neulight
    Ari Neulight
    Great Western Power Company

    Hope to climb for about 90 minutes (unless I end u climbing outside). My first time at this gym (usually go to Mission Cliff). Txt me if interested at 415-308-2321.

  18. C-F Helgesson
    C-F Helgesson
    Great Western Power Company

    Hi, Looking for TR partner for climbing sunday morning. Can start a little later than 10 also. I can at best do moderate 5.10s. Visiting from Sweden. text me at +46-70-5641026 or mail preferably by the end of today.

  19. greg faulk
    greg faulk
    Great Western Power Company

    I'm looking for a long term partner to climb two days a week at 6am - 8am (Tu/Th preferred) or possibly 3:30pm - 5:30pm (before it gets crowded). Would prefer a partner with their lead belay card.

    • Tako
      Tako 49 weeks ago

      Hi Greg, I can climb most Thursday mornings (although probably not until January). Hoping to have my lead belay card soon -- mostly I'm just waiting for an opportunity to take the test.

    • Konstantin
      Konstantin 49 weeks ago

      Hi, I can climb at around 4 pm on weekdays at GWPC or BIW, I have a lead card..

  20. Emilie Linick
    Emilie Linick
    Great Western Power Company

    Looking for a TR partner today at GWPC at 5 p.m. Please message me at if you can meet up. Thanks!