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Black Diamond Issues Recall For Camalots, Ascenders, Via Ferrata Lanyard Sets

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Apr 132016
 
Black Diamond Issues Recall For Camalots, Ascenders, Via Ferrata Lanyard Sets

Attention climbers! We’re sharing a recall alert for Black Diamond products. The company is voluntarily recalling some Camalots and Camalot Ultralights, as well as Ascenders and Via Ferrata lanyard sets. There haven’t been accidents reported with the products in question, but the company is asking retailers and customers to inspect their products for defects. Please Read more…

SF Friction Series Recap: Serious Stoke on the Ropes

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Apr 122016
 
SF Friction Series Recap: Serious Stoke on the Ropes

On March 19, the DJ plugged in, setters surveyed their work with pride, climbers stepped on the mat and Planet Granite’s Friction Series Competition was off! A happy crowd of Bay Area climbers competed, pushing each other to greatness, as PG San Francisco hosted its installment of the annual roped climbing competition. Fun, food, and beta were Read more…

Workout of the Week – Pull Up Variations for Lock off Strength

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Apr 112016
 
Workout of the Week - Pull Up Variations for Lock off Strength

  Pull Up Variations for Lock Off Strength with Daniel and Rolando @PGSV Pull ups are a great workout to increase back and arm strength. In this week’s Workout of the Week, Daniel and Rolando demonstrate some Pull Up variations to increase your lock off strength. Great for steep terrain and big moves! TIME: 15 minutes DIFFICULTY: For Read more…

BASE Fitness Testing during Member Appreciation Night – Sunday, April 24th

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Apr 062016
 
BASE Fitness Testing during Member Appreciation Night - Sunday, April 24th

Summer is just around the corner and the longer, warmer days mean that most of us are spending as much time outside as possible. Most of us are passionate climbers who love other sports as well. Whether running, swimming or hiking is your thing, keeping your fitness up is essential to living the active lifestyle Read more…

Setting for the Elite: PG’s Bret Johnston Talks Setting for USA Climbing Nationals

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Apr 062016
 
Setting for the Elite: PG's Bret Johnston Talks Setting for USA Climbing Nationals

Bret Johnston was literally raised in a climbing gym. Two years before he was born, his father started Vertical World in Seattle, the first climbing gym in North America. So for as long as he can remember, Bret has been climbing. He first started setting at 14, and now at the age of 27, it’s a Read more…

Apr 052016
 
PGSF Gets New "Blank Canvas" That's Steep, Wide, Lots of Fun

After weeks of mysterious noises and giant tarps, PG San Francisco has proudly unveiled steep new climbing terrain, for both roped climbers and boulderers, and it’s a thrill for routesetters and climbers alike. While the back bouldering wall along the walk to PGSF’s bouldering ramp is getting plenty of attention, our two new roped walls Read more…