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BACC and PG Clean Up at Indian, Mortar Rocks plus the Biddles

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Jan 192016
 
BACC and PG Clean Up at Indian, Mortar Rocks plus the Biddles

In the waning days of 2015, the Bay Area Climbers Coalition (BACC) organized stewardship days at Indian Rock and Mortar Rock, two popular crags in Berkeley with a rich climbing history, and again at the Biddles, a lesser-known outcrop nearby. The BACC is a non-profit with a local focus of protecting and caring for the Read more…

Jan 182016
 

PG Basics Episode 3: The Back Step with Jesse from Planet Granite on Vimeo. INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES Welcome to week 3 of our 8 week Climbing Basics Series: the essential techniques that help build a solid foundation in climbing. These videos are a great review for both experienced climbers and new ones!  We Read more…

Josh Levin’s Journey From Shoulder Tear to the Maw of “Jaws II” (5.15a)

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Jan 152016
 
Josh Levin's Journey From Shoulder Tear to the Maw of "Jaws II" (5.15a)

You may know Josh Levin’s name already: for years he trained in Sunnyvale as a member of Planet Granite Team.  In his years on team, he set USAC records, spent years as undefeated national speed climbing champion, and won the North Face Young Gun award. Since then, he’s climbed as a North Face, Five Ten, Petzl, Read more…

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 2: Using your Toes

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Jan 112016
 

PG Basics Climbing Series Episode 2 – Using your Toes with Justin from Planet Granite on Vimeo. INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES Welcome to week 2 of our 8 week Climbing Basics Series: the essential techniques that help build a solid foundation in climbing. These videos are a great review for both experienced climbers and Read more…

How to climb “5.next”: Six Mental Tips to Climb Harder

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Jan 082016
 
How to climb "5.next": Six Mental Tips to Climb Harder

This isn’t going to be another train harder, work out more, get stronger fingers-type article—because, while these articles are important and valuable, they’ve already been written.  Instead, this is what I do mentally, when I want to climb harder. Let’s face it, we all want to get better.  It’s why we love climbing.  There’s always a Read more…

Jan 042016
 
SF Self-treatment Workshop Will Help Kids in Need to the Mountains

Photo by Spenser Tang-Smith You do everything right, but you’re still tight. You work out, eat pretty well, drink water, floss daily. But you’re still tight. And sometimes injured. Why? Because you’re overlooking one of the best medicines for the body: loosening your musculature. Your body tightens as a normal response to everything we do, Read more…