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Feb 232015

INFINITE HIP MOBILITY with Alex Iglecia of Being Epic

 One great exercise that increase strength and mobility for climbing.  Planet Granite Workout of the Week Logo
TIME: 1-2 minutes
FOCUS: Hip mobility

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IMPORTANT: Climbing and climbing training, such as the exercises in the WOW, are inherently dangerous activities.  Participation in these exercises is done at your own risk.  If you have any injuries, we recommend you do not attempt a WOW.  If you have any concerns about your abilities or the exercises, consult a qualified medical practitioner or athletic trainer. Before using the fitness area, equipment, classes or any other training at Planet Granite, it is your responsibility to read and understand the posted gym rules and Safety Guidelines found here:
Feb 192015



We are excited to host another round of the Warrior’s Way with Jeff Lodas.

The Warrior’s Way is a program developed by Arno Ilgner to help people improve self-awareness so they can become more powerful when interacting with challenging situations.  This applies directly to climbing, but also to other parts of your life!

The Falling and Commitment Clinics focus on common climbing fears & stresses: fear of falling, fear of failure, and other stressful situations.  You will learn to harness your fears and move past them.

– In the 4 hour Falling & Commitment Clinic you’ll learn how to –

  • Fall safely
  • Give a dynamic (cushioned) belay
  • Improve focus
  • Create flow and momentum
  • Deal with climbing stress
  • Commit more deliberately
  • Distinguish between no- and yes-fall zones
  • Make appropriate risk decisions
  • Improve body and mind awareness
  • Rest effectively
  • Improve breathing
  • Reduce fear

$99 for each 4 hour clinic and $129 for each 6 hour clinic (PG Member rate)

Friday April 10th 6pm-1opm @PG Sunnyvale $99 members | $119 non-members
Saturday April 11th 10am-4pm @PG Sunnyvale $129 members | $149 non-members
Sunday April 12th 10am-4pm @PG San Francisco $129 members | $149 non-members
Monday April 13rh 6pm-10pm @PG San Francisco.$99 members | $119 non-members

To reserve your spot, please visit Jeff Lodas’ Website (reservations are not being managed at the PG gyms).


Feb 162015



Crux of the WeekBlack 5.12c @PG Belmont

LOCATION:  Front Side
SETTER:  Max Zolotukhin
CLIMBER:  Paul Lego

Feb 092015



How to make a basic crack glove

CATEGORY:  Climbing Gear – tapeTIP OF THE WEEK - white background
BY: Dan Urban

Feb 062015


Hope you are staying dry and driving carefully!
We’ll post updates here if the status of our gyms change throughout this storm.  WinterStorm

Update 2/6 3:11pm
SF – Power is out again and it’s too dark to climb without lights.  We are closing.  

All other gyms open.

Update 2/6 2:30pm
SF – OPEN! Power is back on
All other gyms are open as well :)

Update 2/6 1:43pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Power is out.  Closing at 3pm unless power comes back on.  Currently no ETA for power to return. 

SUNNYVALE & BELMONT – still open!
PORTLAND – Rain is not normal? :)  Definitely open.


Feb 022015



Crux of the WeekGreen V5 @PG Portland

LOCATION:  Corner Copia
SETTER:  Mitch Newman
CLIMBER:  Mitch Newman