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Jan 272016
 
Training For the Denali Traverse: A Trip Report 20 Years in the Making

Gary Chambers is one of an elite group you can spot in Planet Granite’s gyms who have more experience than the average climber, and who measure it in decades. Gary still brings it in the gym, most recently going the distance and winning the Advanced category with climbing partner Mei during the 24-hour Battle For Bolts marathon. His Read more…

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 4 – The Drop Knee with Joey

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Jan 252016
 

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 4 – The Drop Knee with Joey from Planet Granite on Vimeo.   INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES Welcome to week 4 of our 8 week Climbing Basics Series: the essential techniques that help build a solid foundation in climbing. These videos are a great review for both experienced climbers Read more…

PG Portland Team Bake Sale & Intermediate Team Tryouts

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Jan 222016
 
PG Portland Team Bake Sale & Intermediate Team Tryouts

You may have heard the amazing news that Planet Granite will have 16 kids headed to USAC Nationals in Wisconsin.  Well, now the Portland team, kids and coaches, will hold a bake sale to raise funds to send our coaches to Nationals as well. TEAM BAKE SALE! Join us for some homemade goodies! February 5th 5-8pm Are Read more…

Climbing Patagonia by Vitaliy Musiyenko: An Essay in Words and Photos

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Jan 212016
 
Climbing Patagonia by Vitaliy Musiyenko: An Essay in Words and Photos

The Summit of Mermoz, Patagonia, photo by Vitaliy Musiyenko. No matter if you are into hiking, bouldering, climbing, giant alpine walls, or capturing incredible scenery with your camera, the Chaltén Massif area in Southern Patagonia, Argentina, is a place every outdoor enthusiast must visit. If asked to share one essential pointer with those who aspire Read more…

BACC and PG Clean Up at Indian, Mortar Rocks plus the Biddles

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Jan 192016
 
BACC and PG Clean Up at Indian, Mortar Rocks plus the Biddles

In the waning days of 2015, the Bay Area Climbers Coalition (BACC) organized stewardship days at Indian Rock and Mortar Rock, two popular crags in Berkeley with a rich climbing history, and again at the Biddles, a lesser-known outcrop nearby. The BACC is a non-profit with a local focus of protecting and caring for the Read more…

Jan 182016
 

PG Basics Episode 3: The Back Step with Jesse from Planet Granite on Vimeo. INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES Welcome to week 3 of our 8 week Climbing Basics Series: the essential techniques that help build a solid foundation in climbing. These videos are a great review for both experienced climbers and new ones!  We Read more…