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Dec 182014
 

Golf Night collage
Thanks to all who attended Golf Night last Tuesday, December 9th at PG Belmont!

Over 40 members participated and tried their hands at climbing using as few holds as possible. Many climbers scaled our toprope walls using 2, 1, or 0 handholds, and between their arête-hugging, stemming, slab balancing, and creative use of naturals the gym felt more like an outdoor crag than an artificial wall.

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to try the golf routes, there is still time!

Here are all routes from the Belmont Golf Night toprope course and their corresponding par values. Come try this new approach to gym climbing, and let us know what you think.

PG Belmont Golf Night Toprope Course

Hole 1: Rope #49/Orange/5.6      3/5/7       (advanced/intermediate/beginner pars)

Hole 2: Rope #33/Blue/5.8           5/7/9

Hole 3: Rope #73/Green/5.3        0/2/4

Hole 4: Rope #69/Pink/5.10c       1/3/5

Hole 5: Rope #66/Pink/5.7           3/5/8

Hole 6: Rope #65/Blue/5.4           1/3/5

Hole 7: Rope #32/Green/5.6        1/3/5

Hole 8: Rope #45/Pink/5.8           5/7/9

Hole 9: Rope #4/Green/5.9          5/7/9

 

THE GOAL:

  • Climb, staying on one route, using as few handholds as possible.

 

THE RULES:

  • Each different plastic hold you touch with your hands counts as a stroke.
  • Climbers must start at the start hold and end on the finish hold. The start and finish holds do not count towards strokes.
  • Retry routes as many times as you want with no penalty, but the score you record must be from a clean attempt (no falls).
  • Climbers may not crimp bolt holes or jam cracks. Other than that all naturals are on and do not count as holds even if grabbed with the hands.

See ya next time at Golf Night!  

Dec 112014
 
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We’ll update this post as the storm affects our gyms! Thanks for your patience and be careful out there! Update: 12/12/14 10:40am PG Sunnyvale is open PG Belmont is open PG SF is open, but our phones are down. Update: 12/11/14 3:39pm PG Sunnyvale is OPEN!  Power is back up just 30 minutes before were Read more…

Dec 082014
 
Workout of the Week: Partner Exercises with Amy & Jutta

Partner Exercises with Amy & Jutta 3 fun exercises to do with a partner that target stability, core and pulling power. TIME: Varies DIFFICULTY: All levels EQUIPMENT: Medicine Ball, two towels and bosu (optional) FOCUS: Core, stability and pulling power.   IMPORTANT: Climbing and climbing training, such as the exercises in the WOW, are inherently dangerous activities.  Participation in these Read more…

Dec 042014
 
Mission Accomplished! Event Recap - ASCA Fundraiser with Alex Honnold

For a fourth straight year, Planet Granite committed to match up to $20,000 for donations to the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA).Well, we’re thrilled to announce that for a 4th time, thanks to the generous support of our members and the wider climbing community, we have surpassed our goal! In fact, total donations to the ASCA totaled more than $38,000 over two Read more…