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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 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

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




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 copy

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




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


BD Magnetron copy

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 QD copy

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




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)

Petzl Sirocco

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 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 Bagspng copy

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 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



Planet Granite gift cards

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


Nov 23-29

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

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!

Planet Granite Workout of the Week Logo

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

Planet Granite Workout of the Week Logo

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:


Seven Weeks of Sales starting today!

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Nov 162015


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 

Nov 23-29

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

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


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Nov 032015


20% off all ropes!*
Hurry in – limited to stock on hand!
Sale ends Monday Nov 16th

*No additional discounts apply.

Important information about your PDX Membership

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Nov 022015

Hey there Planet Granite Portland climbers!

Thank you for welcoming us into your community! We can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we first had that hectic, lead test filled grand opening weekend. Thanks for giving us a chance to introduce ourselves and we’re proud to call ourselves Portlanders! We’ve fallen in love with the city and people (but don’t tell our friends down in the Bay!) and we are truly pumped to be a part of this thriving and psyched community of climbers, athletes and yogis.

While the thrill of running this beautiful gym for you hasn’t faded, neither have the costs. So the introductory rates in place will end as of Nov 30th and we go back to our regular monthly rates. Now is a great time to join, and save some money for another month. Also, we’re currently waiving initiation fees, a $35 savings we offer pretty rarely.

New regular rates take effect Dec. 1, 2015 for non-members—for PG monthly members, rates will be adjusted Jan. 1, 2016.

Non-members who join now will save money through the end of the year!

We think you’ll agree the regular rates are still a heck of a deal! And we’re always looking to grow and improve what we offer.

Plus, members receive all sorts of perks. And we host special member’s only appreciation nights – members can join us for a night of climbing, food and good ol’ fashioned hanging out with the gym all to yourselves.

Effective Rates December 1, 2015 (Jan 1, 2016 for PG members)

  • $77/month for individual monthly members is tied for the cheapest base rate we offer throughout our family of gyms (remember, if you’re in the Bay Area, feel free to drop by – our memberships work at all our gyms!).
  • $62/month for students is the only “student activities fee” you’ll ever be excited to pay.
  • $120 for a family of two, plus $15 for each additional kid is an offer that can’t be beat in the area
  • These deals get even better for new members who sign up now with no initiation fee!
  • Yearly membership brings down costs even more, receiving your 12th month free.

Effective Day Pass Rates December 1, 2015

  • Day Pass – $20
  • Morning Pass (Monday-Friday before 1pm) – $16
  • Student Pass (Monday-Friday before 5pm with valid student I.D.) – $16
  • Child Pass (under 14 years) – $14
  • 10 Visit Pass – $180

That’s all the news on that front for now. Don’t expect posts like this to be a regular thing. We build these gyms because, like you, we love climbing. Our goal is to provide the best gym we can, all while keeping our membership fees as low as possible.

Thank you again for climbing with us, and we’ll see you next time in the gym or out at Smith!

The Planet Granite Portland Team