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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…

Headlamp Climbing @Planet Granite

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Oct 232014
 
Headlamp Climbing @Planet Granite

  HEADLAMP CLIMBING! Join us at our gyms for a night of LIGHTS OUT!  This is one of our most popular events of the year! Friday October 24th – PG Belmont & PG Sunnyvale Friday October 31st – PG San Francisco Bring a headlamp (we’ll have some to purchase) and try out climbing in the Read more…

Steck Salathe – Squeezing in Another Classic

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Oct 212014
 
Steck Salathe - Squeezing in Another Classic

Squeezing in Another Classic A Route Description of the Steck Salathe by Walker Emerson  — (A WORD OF CAUTION: Before you embark on this adventure, please do your research! Review both online sources and printed guidebooks. This route is notoriously challenging and should not be taken lightly. Be both confident and comfortable climbing 5.10 cracks Read more…

Rapping Off Sketchy Bolts: Why PG Gives Loads Of Money To The ASCA

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Oct 162014
 
Rapping Off Sketchy Bolts: Why PG Gives Loads Of Money To The ASCA

If you’ve been climbing long enough you’ve probably heard a story about rapping off a sketchy anchor or clipping a spinning bolt. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA) wants that to stop and has made it its mission to replace bolts worldwide. For a fourth straight year, Planet Granite has committed to matching up to $20,000 for Read more…

Six Days on El Cap – An Interview with Sam Elias

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Oct 012014
 
Six Days on El Cap - An Interview with Sam Elias

An Interview with Sam Elias by Walker Emerson JUNE 25th 2014: Sam and Mike shiver on a small rock ledge two thousand feet above the ground. They huddle around a small single burner stove for warmth. Burning their precious fuel, they pray the storm breaks before they run out of supplies or freeze to death. Read more…