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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…

Pushing Past a Plateau: 8 Ways to Break Through! By Erin Monahan

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May 062015
 
Pushing Past a Plateau: 8 Ways to Break Through! By Erin Monahan

Each climber’s journey is unique in its unfolding with the exception of one thing: plateaus. As beginner climbers we are absorbed, excited, enamored and enthralled with our new sport. We get stoked to see progression in such a short amount of time; however, climbing has a steep learning curve. At the end of last summer Read more…

Summer Student Memberships available NOW!

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May 042015
 
Summer Student Memberships available NOW!

Summer Student Memberships are now available! Start any time, and pay for 1, 2 or 3 months!  For students who are only back for the summer, this is an easy way to get back climbing at any of our gyms! Pricing is specific to each location. See below for details: SUMMMER STUDENT MEMBERSHIP 1 month Read more…

Workout of the Week: Footwork Accuracy & Core

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May 042015
 
Workout of the Week: Footwork Accuracy & Core

FOOTWORK & CORE with Rob 3 fun exercises to do after climbing that target core stability and footwork accuracy. TIME: Varies DIFFICULTY: All levels EQUIPMENT: Steep Wall and Systems Wall FOCUS: Core and Footwork.   IMPORTANT: Climbing and climbing training, such as the exercises in the WOW, are inherently dangerous activities.  Participation in these exercises is done at your own risk. Read more…

Results from the 2015 Friction Series Staff Edition

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May 012015
 
Results from the 2015 Friction Series Staff Edition

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Planet Granite Sunnyvale hosted the finals for the annual Friction Series where climbers of all ages got to prove their climbing skills in an onsight rope climbing competition. All were invited to come on Saturday to compete, except for Planet Granite staff members. The Staff Edition of the competition happened the Read more…

Tenacity in the Toolbox

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Apr 292015
 
Tenacity in the Toolbox

Resting in a bomber, but core sapping and foot fatiguing, knee bar rest, I stared up at the last 20 feet of climbing. I was tired. I had made mistakes. My feet had cut where they shouldn’t have and my toes were numb from the cold. But, I had only one more bolt to clip, Read more…