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Jan 272016
 
Training For the Denali Traverse: A Trip Report 20 Years in the Making

Gary Chambers is one of an elite group you can spot in Planet Granite’s gyms who have more experience than the average climber, and who measure it in decades. Gary still brings it in the gym, most recently going the distance and winning the Advanced category with climbing partner Mei during the 24-hour Battle For Bolts marathon. His Read more…

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…

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

 Belmont, Blog, Community, Fitness, Member Profile, Portland, San Francisco, Sunnyvale  Comments Off on Josh Levin’s Journey From Shoulder Tear to the Maw of “Jaws II” (5.15a)
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…

Sixteen PG Team Climbers From Portland, Bay Area, Head to USAC Nationals

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Jan 142016
 
Sixteen PG Team Climbers From Portland, Bay Area, Head to USAC Nationals

Each year, young climbers put their skills to the test in USA Climbing competitions, pushing their limits to go from regionals, to divisionals, to the nationals, where the very best climbers are recognized for their work. Planet Granite is proud to say that between Portland and the Bay Area,16 climbers from our youth Team are Read more…

SF Member Appreciation Night Jan. 18: Yoga With World-Class Cello Performance

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Jan 122016
 
SF Member Appreciation Night Jan. 18: Yoga With World-Class Cello Performance

Erin Wang performs Conclusion by Apocalyptica at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. You know PG’s Member Appreciation Night: It’s an event when the gym closes, members only get free roam of the gym, and snacks and beverages are served. Well, get ready for an appreciation night like you’ve never seen (or heard): On January Read more…

Jan 052016
 
'Train with Me' Offers Free Sessions in January With PGSF's Best

Jackie bouldering in Yosemite, photo by Megan Joan Mack Photography It’s 2016—time to get your climbing up to peak performance, so we’ve got something special for you this January at Planet Granite San Francisco. To start the New Year off right, our most experienced climbers will bring you an awesome and absolutely free series of training Read more…