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Alex Honnold Coming to PG for the 4th Annual ASCA Live Auction Fundraiser

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Nov 032014
 
Alex Honnold Coming to PG for the 4th Annual ASCA Live Auction Fundraiser

For the months of October and November, Planet Granite has pledged to match up to $20,000 of funds raised for the American Safe Climbing Association – this means your $1 will become $2! Plus, join us on Wednesday, November 19th at 7pm at PG San Francisco for a LIVE AUCTION FUNDRAISER with special presentations by well-known soloist Read more…

PG Staff + Yosemite Conservancy by Cody Blank

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Nov 032014
 
PG Staff + Yosemite Conservancy by Cody Blank

John Muir once mused, “If I were so time-poor as to have only one day to spend in Yosemite I should start at daybreak…for the top of Liberty Cap.” Bay Area climbers know better – he should have started earlier. Just ask PG member Luke! You see, climbers around the world are wont to quote Read more…

Trip Report – Facelift 2014

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Nov 032014
 
Trip Report - Facelift 2014

*Trip report written by PG Managers Cris Valerio and Eliot Carlsen.* THE YOSEMITE FACELIFT 2014 For almost a decade now, climbers and Yosemite National Park staff have joined forces for one of the most unique public-service events held worldwide – The Yosemite Facelift.  For one week in September, the park provides programming, prime camping spots, Read more…

Planet Granite’s First Youth Writing Contest

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Oct 302014
 
Planet Granite's First Youth Writing Contest

As an Event Staffer, then as a climbing coach, and now as the Youth Programs Coordinator at PG Belmont I have met so many inspiring young climbers during our youth programs! These young climbers constantly remind me to live in the present, and they inspire me to climb better. Now, the most appropriate thank-you I Read more…

Get the Beta on Training – Guest post by Neely Quinn

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Oct 272014
 
Get the Beta on Training - Guest post by Neely Quinn

“How can I properly train for climbing?” That’s usually the hot question for most climbers. And then even finding the right training program for your body (and your lifestyle) can be really challenging! This was the same question on Colorado climbers Neely Quinn and her husband Seth Lytton minds’ when they created TrainingBeta.com.  Their site Read more…

Oh What a Night! – BLOC PARTY 2014 FINALE

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Oct 242014
 
Oh What a Night! - BLOC PARTY 2014 FINALE

*Event recap brought to you today by PG Setter Shannon EK Joslin. BLOC PARTY SERIES 2014 concluded at PG San Francisco on Friday, 11/17. It’s a week past the conclusion of BLOC PARTY 2014 and the excitement is STILL booming up in San Francisco. Competitions seem to bring out the BEST in Planet Granite’s community and I’m always inspired to see so Read more…