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Bloc Party 2015 – annual community bouldering competition

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Aug 262015

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The Bloc Party Series returns!  First in the series is this Saturday at PG Sunnyvale!

Each year, we host a series of competitions in the Bay Area, ending with a fun Onsight Final showdown between the top climbers of the series.

This year, Bloc Party is debuting at PG Portland too!  PG Portland is not part of the Bay Area Series, but will be hosting their own Onsight Final – so be sure to check it out!

Comps run from 12pm-5pm, registration opens at 11am.
FREE for members and only $15 for non-members
Includes food, beer and a chance to win some rad prizes!

Saturday, August 29th – Planet Granite Sunnyvale
Saturday, September 26th – Planet Granite Belmont
Saturday, October 24th – Planet Granite San Francisco + Onsight Series Final

Saturday, September 19th – Planet Granite Portland
+ Onsight Final
*Portland Bloc Party is not part of the Bay Area Series. All PG Members are welcome, but scores at PG PDX will not count towards the PG San Francisco Finals.

For more info such as categories and rules, visit our Bloc Party website page! 

Fall Kids After School Programs

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Aug 192015


After School Programs are starting up again!  It’s the perfect environment for kids to climb, meet friends and learn new skills!  Sessions are 5 weeks each, but can be taken consecutively.

For your gym’s dates, please visit our website here!


New Abs & Core class @PG Belmont!

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Aug 112015

NEW Abs & Core Class in Belmont

Wednesday 6:15-7:00pm

Our new Abs and Core class makes two promises: It will make you sore, and it will make you stronger. Taught by Fulya Wolken, the class meets every Wednesday 6:15-7:00pm. Come prepared for high energy and hard work.

Fulya phototeaches a fast-paced class using free weights, kettlebells, and body weight exercises. She focuses on strengthening thigh, hip, stomach, and other core stabilizer muscles. Strength in these areas will make you more stable, more powerful, and less likely to get injured while climbing, doing yoga, or doing any other type of exercise. As a bonus the class is only 45 minutes long, so you can get in a full climbing session afterwards. If you aren’t too tired, that is…

Call us at the desk if you want more info about Fulya’s class, otherwise we encourage you to try it out this Wednesday and see for yourself!

PG Belmont
(650) 591-3030

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.