Planet Granite

Jun 302014



Crux of the WeekWhite V6 @PG Sunnyvale

SET BY: Adriel (AR)
CLIMBER: Evan Pearce, Instructor @PG Sunnyvale


Jun 232014



This WOW features 2 of PG San Francisco Climbing Team’s favorite core exercises!

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DIFFICULTY:  All levels
FOCUS: Core, 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:
Jun 172014

We’re excited to introduce a new type of training program by PG Climbing Team’s Competitive Coaches John and Adriel.  This program targets adult climbers who are interested in small group coaching sessions.  These sessions focus on all areas involved in improving climbing including technique, strength and mental fortitude.  Read on for more information!

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What is the Master’s Program?
The masters program is not a typical “class”. It is a place and time where motivated climbers can be coached in a group setting and help motivate one another to accomplish their climbing goals.

Each session is 4 weeks long and meets twice per week. The reason why we came up with this structure was because we both agreed that having focused, goal oriented training/climbing sessions at least twice per week is needed in order to progress and maintain motivation.

Each session is 90 minutes long and will have an optional additional 30 min workout guided by the instructors.


Who can take it?
Anyone that is looking to get better at climbing can take the masters program, although we do encourage participants to be climbing at least 5.10d or V3. Leaders, Top-ropers and Boulderers are welcome.


What will I get out of it?
Advanced coaching and specified climbing workouts to put you on the right track to achieve your goals, and hopefully a sense of community and friendship with your instructors and comrades.


Is it strength or endurance or technique?  What will you focus on?
John and I will touch on all these aspects or climbing because we could all be a little stronger, have more endurance and better technique. Really the specificity depends on the individual and his/her goal. We aim to support strengths as well as develop weaknesses. Our coaching won’t just be limited to the physical aspects of climbing. Taking control and ownership of our feelings and emotions while we climb is just as important. Managing fear, stress, anxiety, confidence and relaxation are just a few areas in we hope to educate.


Can I take it multiple times?  Will it build on itself?
Absolutely. Goals, like our performances, are always changing. John and I hope to make these changes evolutions to progression.


First Session starts Tuesday July 8th.
6:30am-8:00am plus optional 30 minute workout after.
$240 members | $320 non-members
Register at the Front Desk!
Requirements: V3 or 5.10d and a desire to improve
Max 10 people per session.

More Questions?  See the Front Desk or post a question in the comments!


John and Adriel are Advanced Climbing Instructors and Competitive Climbing Team Coaches.  Together, they bring a combined passion for climbing and movement.

May 142014


Planet Granite Lead Supervisor Evan greets the kids and talks to them about the rules of climbing in our gym

This past week, the Santa Clara Firefighters made their annual trek to Planet Granite Sunnyvale for their Better Together program. For nearly 20 years, Planet Granite has hosted this amazing group who dedicate their time to better the lives of local 6th graders in Santa Clara.

Established in 1989, Better Together works to connect firefighters with youth to provide coaching and mentorship and other life skills.  Through a variety of different activities, the students focus on self-esteem, decision making, communication and teamwork.  This program is entirely funded by the Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation, a non-profit that relies heavily on firemen volunteering as well as organizations such as Planet Granite to sponsor the events.  The program is free for the participating students.


A number of Santa Clara Firefighters donate their time to work with the Better Together Program.

Each year, Better Together brings about 50 6th graders to Planet Granite for a day of climbing.  As part of  PG Gives Back, Planet Granite donates belay lessons to teach the Firefighter volunteers to manage the ropes, and the day passes and equipment for the students.  Rock climbing, as Better Together Program Coordinator Zach McGhie noted, is the perfect activity for his program as it combines and reinforces the trust, communication and other life skills they have been teaching the students throughout the school year.   We’re proud to work with them and it’s been awesome to watch this program grow!


This year, as a special treat, the Santa Clara Firefighters brought along their fire engines!


Mar 102014

Spring Break Camp all gyms

We’re psyched to host Spring Break Climbing Camps for your kids!  

Kids will explore all of the climbing features of the gym including bouldering walls, high roped walls, and more.

During a week at Climbing Camp, our experienced instructors will get your kids climbing and playing climbing oriented games.

Indoor camps are for kids 5-8 and 9-13 years old and will be offered at all our PG facilities.

*Give us a call for more information!

(408) 991-9090
(650) 591-3030 
San Francisco
(415) 692-3434
April 14th – 18th
1pm – 3pm
Ages 5-13
April 14th – April 18th
1pm – 5pm
Ages 5-13
March 31st – April 4th
1pm – 5pm
Ages 5-13
$140 per child $280 per child $280 per child
Mar 082014



Saturday, March 29, from 1:45 – 4:15pm

A popular workshop from PG San Francisco is coming to Sunnyvale!

Together with climbers at Planet Granite, Silvie created a signature yoga workshop that is designed to teach you how to use yoga to supplement your climbing by stretching and centering.

In this workshop you’ll learn a sequence of postures that target the opposing muscles from climbing.

*You’ll also go home with a tips handout to use before and after climbing!

$30 Non-members
$25 Members

*TO REGISTER, email Silvie:

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