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Our Climbing Community: OId, New, & Continued Connections.

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Jun 162015
 
Our Climbing Community: OId, New, & Continued Connections.

With climbing, I have gone through many transitions – from gym climber to climbing outdoors, from sport climber to trad climber, from girlfriend climber to climber girlfriend (trust me, there’s a difference), and for me probably most importantly from being someone who enjoys climbing to being a climber – invested fully and completely in this Read more…

Trip Report: Smith Rock Spring Thing! by Erin Monahan

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Jun 092015
 
Trip Report: Smith Rock Spring Thing! by Erin Monahan

I peeled open the tent at 6am. Inhaling juniper rich air, my eyes widened at the sight of the Crooked River snaking through Smith Rock State Park. Considering the view, my mind went back to countless journeys weaving through tuff and basalt, two encounters with the Monkey Face, and one cold, September night that had Read more…

Session 2 of PDX Bouldering League is coming up!

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Jun 062015
 
Session 2 of PDX Bouldering League is coming up!

You’ve heard the ruckus in the bouldering area every few weeks. You may have climbed some of the Bouldering League problems and thought to yourself, “What is this madness?!” Teams like Big Crimpin’, Hand Foot Match, and Custard’s last Crimp battled it out over the last few weeks to compete for some seriously awesome bragging rights and we’re Read more…

Special Needs Students Send Routes @ PG Sunnyvale

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May 292015
 
Special Needs Students Send Routes @ PG Sunnyvale

Planet Granite is proud to be a beloved host to numerous climbing events for local organizations to share the experience of rock climbing with individuals new to the sport. It’s one of the many ways we like to give back to the community. Randy Klein, Adapted Physical Education Specialist of the Santa Clara Co. Office of Education, went Read more…

May 132015
 
Better Together Program Brings Santa Clara Students to Planet Granite Sunnyvale

The Santa Clara Firefighters Local 1171 members bring their Better Together program to Planet Granite for it’s annual year-end event. The Better Together program is celebrating its 25th year; which is made possible by support from many entities including Planet Granite. Planet Granite has been hosting the Better Together program for almost 20 years. The program includes Read more…

Pushing Past a Plateau: 8 Ways to Break Through! By Erin Monahan

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May 062015
 
Pushing Past a Plateau: 8 Ways to Break Through! By Erin Monahan

Each climber’s journey is unique in its unfolding with the exception of one thing: plateaus. As beginner climbers we are absorbed, excited, enamored and enthralled with our new sport. We get stoked to see progression in such a short amount of time; however, climbing has a steep learning curve. At the end of last summer Read more…