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PDX Pulldown – Friday, March 6th!

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Feb 242015
 

The Portland Pulldown is coming up in just a couple weeks, here’s everything you need to know to crush at the competition, have some fun, and help out a PG Staff Member, and good friend of our climbing community.

A few weeks ago, our good friend and front desk staffer, Dan, was hit by a car bike commuting. Dan underwent emergency surgery that night, and has surmounted a large amount of medical bills. Dan is a known climber in our tight-knit climbing community, and we’re looking to help Dan out with some of his bills. We will be asking for a suggested $5 cash donation to help Dan get back in his harness, and show him how supportive our community is!

While The Portland Pulldown is a competition, it is really our way of getting the climbing community together to have some fun, help out a friend and of course, crush some routes. The Pulldown is open to climbers of all ages and abilities, and categories are as follows (both men and women):

Recreational: up to 5.10b
Advanced: 5.10c-5.11c
Open (lead): 5.11d and higher
Youth (top rope only): all youth 15 years and under.

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Onsight Series Finals:

The top 3 scorers will be invited to duke it out in our Onsight Series Final! Watch the top scorers battle it out for their chunk of the Cash Purse! The routes will be left up, so you’ll have the chance to try the onsight routes as well!

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $75

3rd Place: $50

Raffle Prizes, Snacks, Shoe Demo, T-Shirts and BEER!

All competitors will be given raffle tickets for their chance to win some prizes from some of our local sponsors. Prana, Arc’teryx, Mountain Shop, Next Adventure, NWAlpine, CiloGear, MadeHere and more have donated prizes for the raffle. Happy Mountain Kombucha, Viso, TrailButter, Skout Trail Bars and more will be here to support the cause and of course we’ll have pizza!

Here are some of the Rules you’ll need to know before you compete:

-Top three scores must be from 3 different routes.
-Box must be controlled (held for 2 seconds with controlled movement) to count.
-Category is chosen based on your hardest climb.
-No sandbagging categories.
-Sandbaggers will be bumped at PG’s discretion.
-If competitor completes one route outside of their category, competitor will be bumped to the higher category.
-Recreational and Advanced are top rope only.
-Routes marked Lead only can only be lead climbed.
-Total score ties within a category will be broken by the competitor’s highest scoring route.
-If competitor does not finish 3 routes, their total score will be the sum of their completed routes.
-3 attempts per route, must complete two routes to turn in a score card for shirt and a raffle ticket!
-Have fun!

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Workout of the Week: Get HardCORE with Courtney

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Jan 122015
 
Workout of the Week: Get HardCORE with Courtney

*Want each WOW delivered to your inbox? Click here to receive an email every Monday with a brand new video featuring Crux of the Week, Tip of the Week or Workout of the Week!   GET HardCORE WITH THE PG CLIMBING TEAM with Courtney  Two exercises the climbing team use to strengthen core.  TIME: 10-15 minutes DIFFICULTY:  Intermediate Read more…

Jan 112015
 
Year in Review: 2014 @Planet Granite

Written by Jesse Schouboe, the Youth Program Coordinator at PG Belmont DEAR PLANET GRANITE MEMBERS & GUESTS, 2014 has been an awesome year @PG!  We’ve welcomed new managers to the team, launched community events, had successful youth climbing team seasons, opened a brand new location in Portland, and as always we have donated $1/member/month to Read more…

Congrats to PG Climbing Team – 2014 Regional Champions!

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Jan 092015
 
Congrats to PG Climbing Team - 2014 Regional Champions!

  Every weekday afternoon, you can find groups of excited little (to not so little) kids working crushing your projects.  These youth make up Planet Granite’s Climbing Team headed by coaches Ryan Honda (PG Belmont), Isaac Williams (PG Sunnyvale) & Steve Lancaster (PG San Francisco). Last month, the PG Climbing Team attended  NorCal Regionals and Read more…

Future National Champions – The PG Youth Climbing Teams

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Mar 282014
 
Future National Champions - The PG Youth Climbing Teams

  For this new series on the PG blog we’re turning the spotlight on the community in our Youth Climbing Teams. The team kids and coaches at all our locations are an incredible group of climbers and we wanted to give them the attention they deserve for a ‘job well done’! This first article in Read more…

WOW – Get HardCORE with the PG Climbing Team with Courtney

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Mar 032014
 
WOW - Get HardCORE with the PG Climbing Team with Courtney

*Want each WOW delivered to your inbox? Click here to receive an email every Monday with a brand new workout!   GET HardCORE WITH THE PG CLIMBING TEAM with Courtney  Two exercises to strengthen core.  TIME: 10-15 minutes DIFFICULTY:  Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Stability ball and Pull-up bar FOCUS: Core & Warm-up   INTRO:  *These 2 exercises are included in the Read more…