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Tip of the Week: Resting while climbing

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Dec 282015
 

 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Learning to rest and  to climb strategically is key to route climbing.  Check out these quick 5 tips on how to make your rests count!

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BY: Eunice Cho

Drop-in Kids Climbing: one of many options for kids during winter break.

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Dec 212015
 

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Do you have little monkeys climbing your walls because they are out of school?  Well look no further – we have the perfect day time solutions!

WINTER CLIMBING CAMPS
The perfect escape for your kids! Drop them off for the afternoon and we’ll teach them fun new climbing skills while you can take the afternoon off!  
Monday-Wednesday  Dec 28th through 30th  **Update**  Space is still available at PG PDX!  All other camps are full.
1pm-5pm, ages 5-13
$168/climber
Space is filling up fast!

DROP-IN KIDS CLIMBING
Looking for something to do last minute?  Bring them by one of our gyms and we’ll belay them for you!  Use that hour to escape to a yoga class, get some climbing in yourself or just to grab a restful break at a coffee shop.

$25/child for one hour of climbing.  Drop-in only – space is limited!
Call your gym for specific times.

PG San Francisco – 415-692-3434
*check back here soon, more dates are being added!
Mondays 12/21 & 12/28
Tuesday 12/22 (morning only) & 12/29
Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30 (morning only)
Thursday 12/24
Saturdays 12/26 and 1/2
Sundays 12/27 and 1/3

*PGSF accepts same day reservations, call them at 415-692-3434

PG Belmont – 650-591-3030
Monday 12/28
Tuesday 12/29
Wednesday 12/30
Saturdays 12/26 and 1/2

PG Sunnyvale – 408-991-9090
Saturdays 12/26 and 1/2
Sundays 12/27 and 1/3

PG Portland – 503-477-5666
Saturdays 12/26 and 1/2
Sundays 12/27 and 1/3

PARENTS MANAGE THE ROPES FOR THEIR KIDS: BELAY LESSON
We offer extra belay lessons this week during the day (in addition to our regular week night and weekend lessons).  These 1-hour lessons will teach you how to manage the ropes for your child!  Call for details!

Parent Child Belay Lesson: $28 includes harness for each parent and adult, and day pass for child to climb.  

PG San Francisco: extra lessons Monday-Friday 12/28-1/1
PG Belmont: extra lessons Monday-Weds 12/28-12/30
PG Sunnyvale: extra lessons Monday-Friday 12/28-1/1 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Looking for more?  Private lessons are a great way to get your child that one-on-one instruction!
$70/hour.  Must reserve time in advance.

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Holiday Tick List – gifts for the unapologetic climber

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Dec 022015
 

Not sure what your climber wants this holiday season?  Check out our staff picks for some ideas!

METOLIUS ULTRALIGHT CURVE NUTS (PDX only)

metolius nutsThe curved design of these nuts makes placing them in those awkward flaring cracks a breeze. Couple that with the stiffer wires makes these my favorite nuts. – PG Portland staffer Viviane

 

METOLIUS ROPE MASTER HC ROPE BAG

Metolius Rope Master

No fancy name needed here the Metolius Rope Master HC is the master of all rope bags. It has a huge rope tarp attached to help keep you rope clean, the tarp also makes for a quick pack up so you don’t waste time getting to the base of the next route. What really sells it is the buckle system that allows you to cinch the bag and your rope down to fit inside your backpack. Plus it is made and designed in Bend Oregon. – PG Portland staffer Kyle

 

STERLING ROPE TARP

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This tarp sports 2 tie in points, and a large pocket which makes moving around the base of the crag a breeze. It pairs nicely with any pack and is a great, light, low volume addition to your cragging gear. I’ve even used is as a rain poncho when caught in an unexpected downpour 🙂 – PG staffer Carolyn  

  
PETZL GRIGRI

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An industry standard, and found on every PG top rope, the Petzl GriGri delivers excellent control for top rope and lead climbing.  It can also accommodate a wide range of rope sizes.  A perfect gift for your favorite climber!  –PG Portland staffer Brandon

 

CARABINERS

PETZL ATTACHE SCREW LOCK

Petzl Carabiner copyHow many screw locking carabiners can you lock with a single flick of your finger? One! The Petzl Attache 3D. Take the old bulky Attache put it on a diet and make the screw gate lighter and you get the only locking Carabiner you will ever use again! –PG Portland setter Lexee

  
BLACK DIAMOND MAGNETRON

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Few carabiners elicit as much intrigue as Black Diamond’s Magnetron. Two magnets and a clever locking mechanism make for hours of entertainment, even when not on the wall! With only a little bit of practice, it’ll become the easiest carabiner that you’ve ever had to operate. – PG San Francisco staffer Ruben

    

PETZL SPIRIT QUICKDRAW

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Have you felt the smooth action of the Spirt quickdraw, if not it will change the way you view the world of sport climbing. The action of the gate is only interrupted by the most satisfying “click” that you only get clipping your rope. – PG Portland staffer Ken

 

HELMETS

CAMP ARMOUR HELMET

CAMP armour copyThe simplest solution is often the most efficient. CAMP took this to heart when designing their Armour helmet. A simple shell that is sure to protect your noggin, without too many moving parts to break. –PG Portland staffer Yetta  

  

PETZL SIROCCO (Bay Area only)

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Ever look into your closet and say to yourself: “Self, I am lacking a bright enough helmet for my vertical endeavors.” If that’s the case, there’s no better fit than the Petzl Sirocco. Not only will you helmet be bright enough to outshine the sun at your local crag, its light weight and minimalist design will keep you light on your toes. – PG San Francisco staffer Joey

 

ORGANIC CRASH PADS

organic padsMade in the good old USA from recycled materials, bold colors and basic designs, Organic crash pads set the standard of excellence when it comes to padding your landing.  – PG San Francisco staffer Carolyn  

  

ORGANIC CHALK BAGS & LUNCH SACKS

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What’s not to love about the Organic Chalkbag. Bonus they are large enough to put a candy bar in for when you need a boost on those long multi-pitch routes. – PG Portland staffer Carrina

 

PG HOODIES

PG Hoodies copyWonderfully soft and super cozy, these hip hoodies are my favorite go to, plus they look super cool too.  Designed in house by Andrew!  – PG staffer Stephanie

  

PG GIFT CARD

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Still uncertain on what to get your favorite climber?  A gift card is the perfect solution!  Available in any dollar amount from $5-$500, this gift is certain to satisfy.

Seven Weeks of Sales – Week 2!

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Nov 232015
 

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Nov 23-29
Clothing 

Nov 30-Dec 6
Quickdraws and Pro (including cams, nuts,& tricams)

Dec 7-13
Packs (including rope bags and backpacks)

Dec 15-20
Belay Devices and Carabiners (including the Petzl Grigri!)

Dec 21-27
Chalkbags and Chalk Buckets

Dec 28-Jan 3
Helmets

Limited to stock on hand; additional discounts do not apply;  some exclusions apply.

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Front Lever Progression

Join PG Member Justin as he demonstrates
how to build up the strength to do a front lever!

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TIME: a few minutes each day
DIFFICULTY: All levels
EQUIPMENT: Pull up bar and bench with bar behind it
FOCUS: Core and shoulder stability

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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: http://www.planetgranite.com/climbing/training/training_safetyguidelines.php

 

Seven Weeks of Sales starting today!

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Nov 162015
 

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Join us for our gear up for the holidays sale bonanza!  We have 7 weeks of awesome sales prepared!  

Sales run Monday-Sunday each week!

Nov 16-22 
Harnesses

Nov 23-29
Clothing 

Nov 30-Dec 6
Quickdraws and Pro (including cams, nuts,& tricams)

Dec 7-13
Packs (including rope bags and backpacks)

Dec 15-20
Belay Devices and Carabiners (including the Petzl Grigri!)

Dec 21-27
Chalkbags and Chalk Buckets

Dec 28-Jan 3
Helmets

Limited to stock on hand; additional discounts do not apply;  some exclusions apply.