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Feb 242015
 

The Portland Pulldown is coming up in just a couple weeks, here’s everything you need to know to crush at the competition, have some fun, and help out a PG Staff Member, and good friend of our climbing community.

A few weeks ago, our good friend and front desk staffer, Dan, was hit by a car bike commuting. Dan underwent emergency surgery that night, and has surmounted a large amount of medical bills. Dan is a known climber in our tight-knit climbing community, and we’re looking to help Dan out with some of his bills. We will be asking for a suggested $5 cash donation to help Dan get back in his harness, and show him how supportive our community is!

While The Portland Pulldown is a competition, it is really our way of getting the climbing community together to have some fun, help out a friend and of course, crush some routes. The Pulldown is open to climbers of all ages and abilities, and categories are as follows (both men and women):

Recreational: up to 5.10b
Advanced: 5.10c-5.11c
Open (lead): 5.11d and higher
Youth (top rope only): all youth 15 years and under.

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Onsight Series Finals:

The top 3 scorers will be invited to duke it out in our Onsight Series Final! Watch the top scorers battle it out for their chunk of the Cash Purse! The routes will be left up, so you’ll have the chance to try the onsight routes as well!

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $75

3rd Place: $50

Raffle Prizes, Snacks, Shoe Demo, T-Shirts and BEER!

All competitors will be given raffle tickets for their chance to win some prizes from some of our local sponsors. Prana, Arc’teryx, Mountain Shop, Next Adventure, NWAlpine, CiloGear, MadeHere and more have donated prizes for the raffle. Happy Mountain Kombucha, Viso, TrailButter, Skout Trail Bars and more will be here to support the cause and of course we’ll have pizza!

Here are some of the Rules you’ll need to know before you compete:

-Top three scores must be from 3 different routes.
-Box must be controlled (held for 2 seconds with controlled movement) to count.
-Category is chosen based on your hardest climb.
-No sandbagging categories.
-Sandbaggers will be bumped at PG’s discretion.
-If competitor completes one route outside of their category, competitor will be bumped to the higher category.
-Recreational and Advanced are top rope only.
-Routes marked Lead only can only be lead climbed.
-Total score ties within a category will be broken by the competitor’s highest scoring route.
-If competitor does not finish 3 routes, their total score will be the sum of their completed routes.
-3 attempts per route, must complete two routes to turn in a score card for shirt and a raffle ticket!
-Have fun!

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Feb 242015
 
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Friction Series 2015 opened with a great night at PG Belmont! We had lots of prizes, cool routes, a fun atmosphere, and most importantly a huge turnout of psyched climbers, guests, and staff. Although I was a little sad at first to be working instead of climbing, in the end it turned out to be a Read more…

Jan 072015
 
TEAM OF 2 - January Camp + Private Sessions

The Coach and The Trainer return to PG! Offering TWO Training Camps PLUS One-on-one Private Sessions! Justen & Kris each bring a unique style of training and coaching to their programs. They can effectively target your individual needs, catering to your specific goals for climbing. Team of 2 is back and ready to push YOU harder! Read more…

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…

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…

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…