Planet Granite Belmont Staff

Brett

Brett Smith - Manager
bsmith@planetgranite.com

Born into a family of outdoor enthusiasts, Brett discovered the sport of rock climbing relatively late in life. The summer of 2009 marked the start of his vertical endeavors, after which he quickly fell in love with the grace and technique of climbing. His passion began on the sharp end of the rope but quickly developed an interest in the dynamic movement of bouldering. While sampling new terrain outdoors, he can be found clipping bolts or stomping crash pads in the near Sierra’s. If he is not hanging around the gym or at the local crag, he can be found hitting the books, studying toward a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science at San Jose State University. With a professional path that hopefully involves the outdoors, Brett will always keep climbing close at heart. He strives for his next powerful ascent combining strength, balance and a fearless mentality.

Andrew

Andrew

Andrew was introduced to climbing in 2005 while attending college at UCSB.  It was after his first trip outdoors on the Santa Barbara sandstone that he fell in love with climbing and hasn’t looked back. After finishing college he moved back to the bay area and joined the PG team working the front desk.  While he enjoys sport climbing, it’s bouldering that he’s most enthusiastic about.  Andrew loves everything PG has to offer, but also encourages people to take their acquired strengths outdoors.

Andres

Andres

Native to the SF Bay Area, Andres does his best to keep his psyche
up 25/7. When he isn’t busy organizing Twilight book club meetings, you
can find him somewhere around the gym keepin it real. A caring
son, solid friend, and passionate coach, Andres is proud to be a part of
the wonderful climbing community Planet Granite has to offer. Climb on!!

Beth

Beth

Beth is originally from the East Coast, has lived all over the world, and has loved the transition to the Bay Area.  Previously a corporate professional, she now works as a rock climbing guide / instructor and enjoys being able to call the outdoors her office.   Beth is excited to be part of the Planet Granite team, and looks forward to actually being able to crush with her coworkers!   

Brandon

Brandon

Growing up in San Carlos, Brandon is a native to the Bay Area. He works at Planet Granite Belmont part time while going to school to become a Nurse. Not only does he love climbing, Brandon loves to be outdoors. Whether it be snowboarding, hiking, or biking Brandon does it all. He has been climbing for three years now and does not have any intention of stopping. He loves all types of climbing, but bouldering is his bread and butter. 

Corinne

Corinne

Corinne's first time climbing was here at PG Belmont in 2005. She started with a belay lesson and occasionally came in with family and friends after that. It was only after some friends took her outside in the Yosemite Valley that she became hooked.She came back to PG with the mindset that she would crush hard the next time. She improved by top roping, but has found much of her climbing appreciation in Sport Climbing. When not at the gym, you will usually find her outside soaking in all the fun and sun the outdoors has to offer.

Diane

Diane

Diane has been climbing for a little over three years. She loves everything about it from discovering all the beautiful places it brings you to meeting new friends. Originally from Santa Rosa, she bounced around to Hawaii and San Diego before she found her home in the East Bay. When she is not crushing on the rocks, she likes to save animals and talk about which book clubs to join with Sam. 

Jordan

Winter Break January 2011, Jordan discovered climbing right here at PG Belmont. Instantly hooked, upon returning to school in New England he sought out fellow climbers and became an active member of the burgeoning Tufts University Climbing Team. Now graduated and back in the Bay Area, Jordan hopes to take his climbing as far as he can, whether that be conquering his “Lead Head” or cranking it out on the campus board. Somewhat of a gym rat, Jordan can be spotted most days of the week in the Lower Bouldering Room pulling hard on plastic; however, he is always more than stoked to get outside on some real rock.

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