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Jan 302015
 
To tape or not to tape: PG Sunnyvale is trying it out!

Planet Granite is pleased to announce that we want to explore going tapeless with all of our routes and boulder problems in our Sunnyvale location! We’re going to test it out first with a section of bouldering, so keep your eyes peeled in the next few days.  To explain why we’re doing this and how this Read more…

Chalk Talk Podcast: an Interview with PG’s Dir. of Setting Bret Johnston

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Jan 152015
 
Chalk Talk Podcast: an Interview with PG's Dir. of Setting Bret Johnston

   <—click here to listen to the podcast! 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 Read more…

PG Portland Opening Weekend Grades

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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…

Ode to Organic by Shannon Joslin

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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…

The Man Behind the Drill – Bret Johnston – PG’s NEW Director of Setting!

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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…

Victory Lap – ABS Nationals 2014 by Max Zolotukhin

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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…