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$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:


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!


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

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Jun 152015



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!


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

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

Memorial Weekend Hours & Class schedule

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May 202015



Happy Memorial Weekend!  If you are planning on staying local, please take note we are opened reduced hours and are running a limited class schedule on Monday!


Noon Vinyasa, Noon 20/20/20 and 4:30pm Vinyasa
All other classes cancelled.

Noon Power Flow & Noon F10 Fitness
All other classes are cancelled.

9am Circuit Training
All other classes cancelled.

Noon Flow – 12pm
All other classes are cancelled.

Workout of the Week: Functional Circuit Workout with Jonathan

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May 182015

Functional Circuit Workout with Jonathan

A complete 8 workout circuit that will get you physically ready to tackle those long climbing days.

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TIME: 45-60 minutes
DIFFICULTY: All levels
EQUIPMENT: Kettlebell, Olympic Bar, Slam Ball, Bosu Ball.
FOCUS: Full body workout


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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: