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Feb 082016
 

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 6: Slopers with Jack from Planet Granite on Vimeo.

INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES

Welcome to week 6 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 hope you enjoy them!  Bookmark this page so you can reference these videos later!   And don’t worry, our regular video series featuring Crux of the Week will be back in March!

Episode 6: Slopers

This week, Jack breaks down slopers. Slopers are a unique and especially difficult type of hand hold. They can feel insecure and incredibly pumpy. Mastering the sloper is all about maximizing your surface contact and knowing how your body positioning impacts slopers.

Each week we’ll also provide a drill to help you hone your newly learned skill.

DRILL: Practice makes Perfect!

The best way to gain confidence in slopers is to experiment with all types of them. In the video, Jack breaks down the different types of slopers you will encounter. Walk around your bouldering area and seek them out. Play around with which technique works best, especially with how your body position affects your ability to hang on!
Feb 052016
 
Falling and Commitment One Month On: A Look at Lessons Learned at the Warrior's Way Clinic

Sooner or later, every climber gets asked the same question: “Don’t you get scared?” While we all have different ways of answering that question, they all amount to the same basic response:“Well, yeah. Duh.” The tendency among non-climbers is to view climbers as fundamentally different people, made up of fundamentally different stuff that allows them to enjoy Read more…

The 2nd Annual PDX Pulldown – Friday, March 11th!

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Feb 032016
 
The 2nd Annual PDX Pulldown - Friday, March 11th!

It’s that time of year again! The time of year where the sun sets early, and we do most of our climbing indoors. Well, it’s time to put all of your winter training to the test while competing against your friends at PG’s annual rope climbing competition: the PDX Pulldown! While the Pulldown is a competition, Read more…

Month of Shoe Demos at PGPDX!

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Feb 032016
 
Month of Shoe Demos at PGPDX!

Who doesn’t love sampling new climbing shoes? We’ve got a month full of shoe demos coming up and here are all the details! Demos will be held in the bouldering area or on the ground floor under the iceberg. Come join us in testing out some of these amazing products, bring your friends and have some Read more…

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 5: Heel Hooks and Toe Hooks with Kenn and Brandon

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Feb 012016
 

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 5: Heel Hooks & Toe Hooks with Kenn & Brandon from Planet Granite on Vimeo.   INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES Welcome to week 5 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 Read more…

Cam You Kick It? Yes You Cam! Black Diamond Cam Sale in February

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Jan 302016
 
Cam You Kick It? Yes You Cam! Black Diamond Cam Sale in February

Apologies for that Cam joke in the headline.  Now, on to business. While most of the Bay Area braces for the Super Bowl, Cam Newton, and Peyton Manning, we’re offering deals on the kind of cam that’ll stick around way longer than a week and a half! Get a sweet deal on Black Diamond C4 Read more…