‘A beautiful soul’: Pioneer rock climber Dave Altman dies at 68

Photo of Dave Altman
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According to a memorial post on the Touchstone Climbing website, Dave Altman, along with climbing partner Ray Jardine, became known for being the first to complete several difficult climbs at Yosemite National Park in the 1970s.

Dave Altman, pioneer rock climber and Berkeley Ironworks climbing trainer, died Tuesday at the age of 68 after his van caught fire.
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Best running routes in, around Berkeley

If the boredom of running on a treadmill for any longer than 15 minutes has become torturous, but you’d like to run for longer than 15 minutes because it’s good for you, it’s time to leave the treadmills at the campus’s Recreational Sports Facility behind. Instead, try running some of the Clog’s favorite routes in and
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5 places to go in Berkeley for $5 or fewer

Picture this: It’s a Friday night after a long and tiring week. You and your roommates begin planning a night full of lavish food, bubbly drinks, desserts and a night on the town. You’re all getting hyped and picking out your hottest outfits — then you all begin to stop. The
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Travel Tuesday: 3 Northside gems not to miss

It’s funny how Berkeley can exclude us from the simplest pleasures of childhood. We cluster into apartments, dorms, co-ops and Greek houses that are filled almost exclusively with college students. We flock to a campus that caters to advanced learning, dotted only occasionally with youth during tours or Cal Day
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