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Jan 152015
 

 

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Check out this recent interview Bret Johnston, our Dir. of Setting for Planet Granite, did with John Blomquist of Chalk Talk, a Climbing Industry Podcast!   Chalk Talk posts new podcasts every Friday – the perfect time to rev up the psyche on your drive out to your weekend project!

Last week, Bret sat down with John and answered questions about routesetting as a career, what he looks for in setters when hiring them and what makes a great setter, both in competitive and commercial environments.  Listen in for some insider scoops on routesetting and what it’s like to have been part of climbing gyms your whole life.

Plus be sure to check out Chalk Talk’s website for more cool podcasts with others at the top of their game in the climbing industry.  And for another treat – check out Bret in the below video of him crushing Dr Evil, 5.14a at Little Si!

 

Nov 062014
 
PG Portland Opening Weekend Grades

This weekend marked the Grand Opening of Planet Granite’s newest gym in Portland, Oregon. It was an amazing weekend that saw thousands of people from the greater Pacific Northwest converge onto our newest world-class facility. The resounding response was A+ for the facility, staff, route movement and quality. We did, however, definitely receive one less than stellar grade… Read more…

Sep 162014
 
Ode to Organic by Shannon Joslin

A Crash Course in Crash Pads CRASH PAD COMPOSITION Crash pads have a durable bottom shell and usually a less durable, more aesthetically pleasing top-shell. The innards of the pad are comprised of open and closed cell foam. The quality of a pad is dictated by a combination of the foam’s longevity to keep a falling Read more…

Sep 082014
 
The Man Behind the Drill - Bret Johnston - PG's NEW Director of Setting!

  Planet Granite offers a warm welcome to our new Director of Setting, Bret Johnston! Coming to us from Seattle, Bret just got into town three weeks ago. With the launch of Bloc Party 2014 it’s been a whirlwind of activity and non-stop action for him. A perfect introduction to life in the Bay Area! Eliot Carlsen, Manager Read more…

Mar 262014
 
Victory Lap – ABS Nationals 2014 by Max Zolotukhin

  If you’ve climbed at a Planet Granite gym before, you’ve likely had the pleasure of climbing on a route set by ‘MZ‘ also known as Max Zolotukhin. Max’s attention to detail and passion for unique and creative movement loudly comes through in each of the boulder problems and routes that bear his initials. When Read more…

Sep 032013
 
Sessions with the Setters at PG San Francisco

  PG is excited to announce a new series beginning this month at PG San Francisco: Sessions with the Setters!   Ever wondered who those initials belong to at the bottom of your favorite climbs?  Well here’s your chance to meet and climb with the setters themselves! Twice a month representatives from the route-setting team will Read more…