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Workout of the Week: Footwork Accuracy & Core

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May 042015
 
Workout of the Week: Footwork Accuracy & Core

FOOTWORK & CORE with Rob 3 fun exercises to do after climbing that target core stability and footwork accuracy. TIME: Varies DIFFICULTY: All levels EQUIPMENT: Steep Wall and Systems Wall FOCUS: Core and Footwork.   IMPORTANT: Climbing and climbing training, such as the exercises in the WOW, are inherently dangerous activities.  Participation in these exercises is done at your own risk. Read more…

Results from the 2015 Friction Series Staff Edition

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May 012015
 
Results from the 2015 Friction Series Staff Edition

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Planet Granite Sunnyvale hosted the finals for the annual Friction Series where climbers of all ages got to prove their climbing skills in an onsight rope climbing competition. All were invited to come on Saturday to compete, except for Planet Granite staff members. The Staff Edition of the competition happened the Read more…

Tenacity in the Toolbox

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Apr 292015
 
Tenacity in the Toolbox

Resting in a bomber, but core sapping and foot fatiguing, knee bar rest, I stared up at the last 20 feet of climbing. I was tired. I had made mistakes. My feet had cut where they shouldn’t have and my toes were numb from the cold. But, I had only one more bolt to clip, Read more…

Food For Thought – by Walker Emerson & Amy Verret

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Apr 292015
 
Food For Thought - by Walker Emerson & Amy Verret

Walker stuffs his face with a hearty sandwich after a long day on The Captain. (Photo by Mike Kerzhner) My favorite thing to do on a climbing trip is eat. Climbing comes in at a close second, of course; but most of the time, I’m thinking about what I’m going to eat next. Climbing is a calorie-demanding sport, Read more…

SF Bouldering League off to Awesome Start

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Apr 282015
 

  By Ashley Vail Our first week of Bouldering League was very literally a massive success! On opening night, anyone lucky enough to watch would have witnessed an endless stream of bouldering teams crushing hard across the entire upstairs area. A mix of rookie and seasoned competitors have formed a whopping NINE teams for what Read more…

That’s a wrap! Friction Series Finale at PG Sunnyvale

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Apr 272015
 
That's a wrap!  Friction Series Finale at PG Sunnyvale

Friction Series 2015 wrapped up for another year! Check out Planet Granite Sunnyvale’s Facebook page for more photos! Scores are posted here. Enjoy these snapshots from the night and we’ll see you in the fall with the return of our Bloc Party!