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Meadow in the Sky – A Tour of the Tuolumne Meadows bouldering by Walker Emerson

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Jun 252015
 
Meadow in the Sky - A Tour of the Tuolumne Meadows bouldering by Walker Emerson

When I first thumbed through the new bouldering guide book for Tuolumne Meadows, I thought to myself, “Theres no good bouldering in Tuolumne.” But I was dead wrong. Spoiled by the glitz and glamor that are common amongst guide books today, I first missed the essential features that make this book exceptional. It’s not flashy, but Read more…

Welcome our two new Assistant Head Route Setters

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Jun 232015
 
Welcome our two new Assistant Head Route Setters

Please join us in welcoming our two new Assistant Head Route Setters, Sean Spring and Mick Petts. Sean will be manning the setting team at our Sunnyvale location, and Mick will be leading the team in our San Francisco gym. Both these fine lads are essential to maintaining the quality of the setting at our Read more…

Our Climbing Community: OId, New, & Continued Connections.

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Jun 162015
 
Our Climbing Community: OId, New, & Continued Connections.

With climbing, I have gone through many transitions – from gym climber to climbing outdoors, from sport climber to trad climber, from girlfriend climber to climber girlfriend (trust me, there’s a difference), and for me probably most importantly from being someone who enjoys climbing to being a climber – invested fully and completely in this Read more…

Trip Report: Smith Rock Spring Thing! by Erin Monahan

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Jun 092015
 
Trip Report: Smith Rock Spring Thing! by Erin Monahan

I peeled open the tent at 6am. Inhaling juniper rich air, my eyes widened at the sight of the Crooked River snaking through Smith Rock State Park. Considering the view, my mind went back to countless journeys weaving through tuff and basalt, two encounters with the Monkey Face, and one cold, September night that had Read more…

Pushing Past a Plateau: 8 Ways to Break Through! By Erin Monahan

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May 062015
 
Pushing Past a Plateau: 8 Ways to Break Through! By Erin Monahan

Each climber’s journey is unique in its unfolding with the exception of one thing: plateaus. As beginner climbers we are absorbed, excited, enamored and enthralled with our new sport. We get stoked to see progression in such a short amount of time; however, climbing has a steep learning curve. At the end of last summer 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…