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Free Training Tips are back at PG San Francisco!

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Jul 312015

Recently, we asked YOU guys at PG SF, what you were most excited to learn from our Instructors this August. We had an awesome response:

free training tips vote chart

Coming up first on
Thursday, August 6th
@ 7:30pm with PG Instructor, Krystina!

She’ll be going over basic hand jams and footwork. This is something we deem extremely important if you are thinking about transitioning from gym to crag. Check out this picture of Krystina killing it on the cracks, then come see it for yourself!

krystina crack climbing

Thursday August 13th,
with PG Instructor Luca @7:30p
Luca will be going over difficult foot tricks such as kneebars, toehooks, and bicycles.

Luca bouldering

Don’t miss out, and stay tuned for the new and upcoming topics!  Free Training Tips will be running every Thursday night @ 7:30pm in August, and every Tuesday night @ &:30pm in September. We’ll see you there.

Attn PG SF members: SF Marathon this Sunday

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Jul 242015

sf marathon courseHead’s up, Planet Granite San Francisco! We’ve got some ROAD CLOSURES this Sunday that we’d like to give you the beta for.

The SF Marathon runs
Sunday, Jul 26th from 5:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

ROAD CLOSURES: Expect some heavy traffic coming in from the Marina Gate and exiting out the 25th Ave. Gate.  Mason Street from Marina Blvd. to the Warming Hut and all roads intersecting Mason, including Crissy Field Ave., Long Ave., Marina Ave. + Lincoln from Mc Dowell to the 25th Ave. Gate and all roads intersecting Lincoln Blvd. such as Washington and Kobbe, Merchant Road, Storey Ave and Long Avenue.

PARKING: All street parking and parking lots along the route will be closed during the course of the race. McDowell stables will be open.

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE ACCESS: There will be no vehicular access from 12am – 10am in the Presidio to the GG Bridge during this event. Presidio Parkway at Marina Gate on ramp is open.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES:  Consider coming in through Presidio Ave or the 14th Ave. Gate, and take a look at the map for an overview of the course.

PG SF Members – Road Closures this weekend

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Jul 092015

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Presidio Road Closures:

Head’s up, PG SF members! If you are planning to make a trek to the San Francisco gym this weekend, please plan your visit carefully! We are going to be experiencing  heavy road closures within the Presidio area. Take a look to get a breakdown on closed roads, dates & times, as well as alternate routes to the gym.

Road Closure Locations and Times

Presidio Parkway (HWY 101) from Thursday, July 9 at 10:00 p.m. to Monday, July 13, 5:00 a.m. Read more about the road closures HERE.

Access points affected: Crissy Field Center, Palace of Fine Arts, Gorgas Ave, and Girard Road.

*If you use the PresidiGo for transportation, please note that during Friday, the 10th through Sunday, the 12th, the PresidiGo will be skipping these areas and turning around at the Sports Basement parking lot and heading back to the Main Post.


Alternative Routes:

Access via the Arguello Gate will remain open, as well as access through 14th Avenue, Presidio Avenue ,and the 25th Avenue gate.

After the Closure

Starting after 5:00am on July 13th:

*Girard Road will open between Marina and Lincoln Boulevards

*Access to the parking lot behind Palace of Fine Arts will be closed, which will require changes to the PresidiGo Around the Park Crissy Field route

*The new PresidiGo Around the Park Crissy Field route will use the newly opened Girard Road and will no longer stop at the Palace of Fine Arts or on Gorgas Avenue.

$2500 raised for Jailhouse Gear Fund

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Jul 072015

Jailhouse Fundraiser

We’re excited to announce we exceeded our goal!  In just one night, we raised nearly $1500 for the Jailhouse Gear Fund!

With Planet Granite’s $1000 match, almost $2500 was donated to purchase the much needed gear to replace the fixed gear at Jailhouse.

IMG_5377_Fotor_CollageJailhouse is an almost entirely fixed gear crag, meaning every bolt has a fixed draw. The fund will be used to buy bolts, hangers, steel carabiners, static ropes, and other gear to replace worn and broken equipment, keeping the crag accessible to all.

Special thanks to James “Peaches” Lucas, best known for living the dirtbag climber’s dream, for hosting a cool slideshow for our event.  He detailed the history of Jailhouse and his vast collection of photos from the crag throughout the years.

fitness fuel eatsWe had a special treat with guest visitor, Fitness Fuel Eats!  Founder Shaghig brought tons of tasty samples to try and donated 50% of her proceeds to the fund!

Thank you again to everyone who donated!  Our members make Planet Granite’s $1 per Member per Month a successful program in which we’re able to donate money to protect and preserve crags like Jailhouse.  Read more about PG Gives Back here.

Fourth of July Holiday Hours

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Jul 012015


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:

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

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

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!