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Stream the Team! Watch the USAC Youth Nationals Comp at Sunnyvale and Portland

 Belmont, Blog, Climbing Team, Community, Comps, Events, Portland, San Francisco, Sunnyvale  Comments Off on Stream the Team! Watch the USAC Youth Nationals Comp at Sunnyvale and Portland
Jan 272016
 
Stream the Team! Watch the USAC Youth Nationals Comp at Sunnyvale and Portland

What a year it’s been for PG Team, both in the Bay Area and Portland!   We’ve chronicled their achievements previously—but, long story short, Portland’s team is up and coming, with members headed to Nationals, and the Bay Area is dominant, taking first place in Regionals and Divisionals with copious podium spots along the way. In Read more…

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 4 – The Drop Knee with Joey

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Jan 252016
 

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 4 – The Drop Knee with Joey from Planet Granite on Vimeo.   INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES Welcome to week 4 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 Read more…

BACC and PG Clean Up at Indian, Mortar Rocks plus the Biddles

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Jan 192016
 
BACC and PG Clean Up at Indian, Mortar Rocks plus the Biddles

In the waning days of 2015, the Bay Area Climbers Coalition (BACC) organized stewardship days at Indian Rock and Mortar Rock, two popular crags in Berkeley with a rich climbing history, and again at the Biddles, a lesser-known outcrop nearby. The BACC is a non-profit with a local focus of protecting and caring for the Read more…

Jan 182016
 

PG Basics Episode 3: The Back Step with Jesse from Planet Granite on Vimeo. INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES Welcome to week 3 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 Read more…

Josh Levin’s Journey From Shoulder Tear to the Maw of “Jaws II” (5.15a)

 Belmont, Blog, Community, Fitness, Member Profile, Portland, San Francisco, Sunnyvale  Comments Off on Josh Levin’s Journey From Shoulder Tear to the Maw of “Jaws II” (5.15a)
Jan 152016
 
Josh Levin's Journey From Shoulder Tear to the Maw of "Jaws II" (5.15a)

You may know Josh Levin’s name already: for years he trained in Sunnyvale as a member of Planet Granite Team.  In his years on team, he set USAC records, spent years as undefeated national speed climbing champion, and won the North Face Young Gun award. Since then, he’s climbed as a North Face, Five Ten, Petzl, Read more…

SF Member Appreciation Night Jan. 18: Yoga With World-Class Cello Performance

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Jan 122016
 
SF Member Appreciation Night Jan. 18: Yoga With World-Class Cello Performance

Erin Wang performs Conclusion by Apocalyptica at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. You know PG’s Member Appreciation Night: It’s an event when the gym closes, members only get free roam of the gym, and snacks and beverages are served. Well, get ready for an appreciation night like you’ve never seen (or heard): On January Read more…