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Happy Fourth of July! We’re open reduced hours (8am-4pm) on Saturday, but open regular hours on Sunday.

Your local gym schedule is as follows:

Sunnyvale
9AM F10 Fitness
10AM F10 Strength
9:30AM Yoga Strong Vinyasa
11:15am Yoga Slow Flow
All other classes are cancelled

Portland
9:30am Power
11:15am Vinyasa
All fitness classes cancelled.

Belmont
All classes running as scheduled.

San Francisco
F10 Strength class is cancelled
All other classes running as scheduled

 

 

 

Beta Babes – Training Edition @PG Belmont

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Jun 262015
 

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All new: Beta Babes Training Edition

7:00-8:00pm, Thursday July 16th, Planet Granite Belmont

In honor of a beautiful summer and our wonderful members, this July’s Beta Babes event at Planet Granite Belmont will be a little different – we’re going to kick things up a notch. But don’t worry; it’s still fun and still free!

In this Beta Babes you should expect one hour of hard work and skill development. We are leading a short technique workshop including specific bouldering workouts to help you master your footwork, followed by a training circuit in the upper workout area to make you sweaty and strong. The event is only one hour long, so you will have plenty of time to climb with friends afterwards. Whether you will be able to, though, is another question…

We will start this special beta Babes workout promptly at 7:00pm at PG Belmont.

Check out our Facebook Page to RSVP and for more info!

$88,000 raised to Save Donner Climbing!

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Jun 262015
 

TDLT_11x17 with eventEarlier this year, the Truckee Donner Land Trust & Access Fund announced they had teamed up to purchase and save climbing access on some key land on Donner Summit.  To do so, they need to raise $280,000 to purchase the 10+ acres of land that is home to crags like Black Wall, Road Cut and Peanut Gallery!

Since climbing in Truckee is a weekend getaway for many of our members and staff, Planet Granite jumped in and offered to match up to $40,000 of funds raised between April 15th and May 31st.

The community was awesome and funds started rolling in!  However, as of May 15th, we had raised only half of our match.  With just two weeks left, the community pulled together, calling out to friends and spreading the word!  Even Chris McNamara of SuperTopo auctioned off Tommy Caldwell’s Dawn Wall gear and split the funds received between the ASCA and Save Donner Climbing!

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On May 21st, Planet Granite San Francisco hosted a special fundraising event, complete with raffle prizes and a guest speaker Mark Hudon!  With more cash raised and even more word spreading about the need to raise money, we’re excited to announce:

WE HIT OUR GOAL!

Over $48,000 was raised between April 15th and May 31st – the most money we have ever raised in just 6 weeks! Thank you to everyone who donated, told a friend or helped out!  This success is as much yours as it is for the Truckee Donner Land Trust.

We’re so excited to donate over $88,000
to help Save Donner Climbing!

But it’s not over yet. To date, they have raised $160,000 and still need to hit their $280,000 goal by Dec 1st in order to purchase the land.  Help spread the word and let’s keep places like Black Wall open to climbing forever!

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Crux of the Week: Pink & White V2 @PG Belmont

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Jun 152015
 

 

CRUX OF THE WEEK

Crux of the WeekPink and White V2 @PG Belmont

LOCATION:  Upper Room
SETTER:  Max Zolotuhkin
CLIMBER:  Jesse Schouboe

 

Jun 092015
 

 

setter feedback

We want to hear what you think about our setting in the Bay Area! In an effort to achieve ultimate member satisfaction with our routesetting, we want to give you a better way to let us know your thoughts.

Rolling out this week in the Bay Area gyms, each route will have a placard asking for your feedback in regard to route quality and grade. Please help us rate the quality of each route by giving it a rating based on movement, flow, aesthetics, and fun! While you’re at it, please let us know what you think the grade of each climb is.

Quality will be rated based on 1-5 stars.  For routes you will have four grade options. For boulder problems, you will have three grade options. We will compile the feedback and post the agreed upon grade in about a week. Having your input will help us grade more accurately and consistently and give our setters feedback on the quality of their climbs.

Our goal is to provide the absolute best routesetting and we need your help to constantly improve. Have other feedback? Please use our feedback forms at the Front Desk.

Thank you and enjoy!
Bret & the Setting Team

Jailhouse Fundraiser: PG will match up to $1000 for Fixed Gear Fund

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Jun 042015
 

 

Correction to newsletter!  Jailhouse Rock Fundraiser will be at PG SUNNYVALE! And all donations at this event will benefit Jailhouse Rock’s Fixed Gear Fund!

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4 years ago, Planet Granite helped raise over $23,000 for the Access Fund to keep Jailhouse Rock open to climbing forever.  As a result of this huge achievement, climbers from all over have been able to experience Jailhouse, which was a previously unpublished crag on private land. A steep columnar basalt crag with over 90 routes ranging from 5.12-5.14, Jailhouse offers the largest concentration of hard sport climbing on the west coast, just 2 hours from the Bay Area.

Many steep sport crags have fixed draws, as it can be incredibly difficult to remove draws on that terrain.  As result, gear that’s left for months or years can get worn down: draws fray or carabiners develop sharp edges.  Usually, the understood responsibility is that the climber projecting or climbing who finds poor gear should replace it.  However, as climbing at Jailhouse has gained in popularity, the amount of gear needing replacement has increased drastically.

Knowing that a lot of our members climb there, and having been involved in making Jailhouse permanently accessible, we are excited to help!

Planet Granite will match up to $1000 of all donations received for the Jailhouse Gear Fund.  
All proceeds will go directly to purchasing new draws, carabiners, bolts and hangers.  To donate visit www.cragfund.com/jailhouse.

PLUS SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT!
Join special guest speaker, James Lucas for a fun night and help us raise money!
Tuesday June 23rd @7:30pm
PG Sunnyvale