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May 132015

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The Santa Clara Firefighters Local 1171 members bring their Better Together program to Planet Granite for it’s annual year-end event. The Better Together program is celebrating its 25th year; which is made possible by support from many entities including Planet Granite. Planet Granite has been hosting the Better Together program for almost 20 years.

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better together 5better together 4The program includes 6th grade students from the Santa Clara Unified School District. Approximately 40 students took part in this event. This was the first time most of them got to experience the sport of rock climbing. Planet Granite provides all the equipment, facility as well as training for the volunteer belayers for the event. The belayers are made up of off duty firefighters. This year E97 from Santa Clara Fire Department also took part in the event.
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Better Together is a mentorship program that concentrates on leadership, teamwork and communication skills as well as building self-confidence through different activities. Planet Granite serves as the perfect place for all these skills to be put into practice.

For more information about the Better Together program please visit their website at

Learn to Climb Injury Free with the Climbing Doctor

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May 072015
Learn to Climb Injury Free with the Climbing Doctor

Jared Vagy is a doctor of physical therapy, who has specialized his career towards climbing and injury prevention. He has published numerous articles in Deadpoint and Climbing Magazine, and will be coming the Bay Area to host clinics at PG! The clinic will cover a climbing specific warm-up, different tools and workouts to strengthen antagonistic Read more…

Portland’s Bouldering League is just around the corner!

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Mar 252015
Portland's Bouldering League is just around the corner!

Are you ready to compete with your friends, against your friends for bragging rights throughout the gym?! Planet Granite’s Bouldering League starts up in just a few weeks! Bouldering League is a friendly event designed to get Portland’s boulderers together to have fun and build camaraderie in a causally competitive environment. Draft your friends to build Read more…

Mar 202015

Spring Break is just around the corner, have you got plans for your climber while they are off school? After School Programming, Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camps are open to Non-Members and Members alike! Be a part of Planet Granite’s Spring Break Camp! Get your little one climbing, exercising, and having a blast! Kids will participate in Read more…

PDXPulldown – Pump, Prizes and Psyche!

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Mar 122015

Planet Granite Portland’s inaugural climbing competition, The Portland Pulldown, was a huge success! We had a great turnout from our amazing climbing community, food, prizes, and of course some rad routes! Most importantly, we helped raise money for our friend, Dan, and we owe that all to you. Thank you! Climbers of all skill levels and Read more…

PDX Pulldown – Friday, March 6th!

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Feb 242015
PDX Pulldown - Friday, March 6th!

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 Read more…