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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…

Golf Night @PG Belmont

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Dec 182014
 
Golf Night @PG Belmont

Thanks to all who attended Golf Night last Tuesday, December 9th at PG Belmont! Over 40 members participated and tried their hands at climbing using as few holds as possible. Many climbers scaled our toprope walls using 2, 1, or 0 handholds, and between their arête-hugging, stemming, slab balancing, and creative use of naturals the Read more…

Mission Accomplished! Event Recap – ASCA Fundraiser with Alex Honnold

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Dec 042014
 
Mission Accomplished! Event Recap - ASCA Fundraiser with Alex Honnold

For a fourth straight year, Planet Granite committed to match up to $20,000 for donations to the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA).Well, we’re thrilled to announce that for a 4th time, thanks to the generous support of our members and the wider climbing community, we have surpassed our goal! In fact, total donations to the ASCA totaled more than $38,000 over two Read more…

Push-ups at the Belay – by Walker Emerson

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Nov 212014
 
Push-ups at the Belay - by Walker Emerson

Welcome to Yosemite – By Walker Emerson My first multi pitch climb was the Nose of El Cap; 3,000 feet of difficult climbing. While most seasoned climbers take three to five days to climb the route, we did it in just 29 hours! It was not because of me that we accomplished this; the show was entirely run Read more…

6 Tips for Your Hangboard Session – Guest post by Neely Quinn

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Nov 202014
 
6 Tips for Your Hangboard Session - Guest post by Neely Quinn

This article was written by Neely Quinn, the founder of TrainingBeta.com, a complete resource for training programs, articles, videos, and podcasts. In this article she talks about how she’s made her fingerboarding sessions way more entertaining and bearable! Training finger strength is one of the most important aspects of becoming a stronger climber.  TrainingBeta recently Read more…

PG Portland Opening Weekend Grades

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Nov 062014
 
PG Portland Opening Weekend Grades

This weekend marked the Grand Opening of Planet Granite’s newest gym in Portland, Oregon. It was an amazing weekend that saw thousands of people from the greater Pacific Northwest converge onto our newest world-class facility. The resounding response was A+ for the facility, staff, route movement and quality. We did, however, definitely receive one less than stellar grade… Read more…