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Jan 112015
 
Year in Review: 2014 @Planet Granite

Written by Jesse Schouboe, the Youth Program Coordinator at PG Belmont DEAR PLANET GRANITE MEMBERS & GUESTS, 2014 has been an awesome year @PG!  We’ve welcomed new managers to the team, launched community events, had successful youth climbing team seasons, opened a brand new location in Portland, and as always we have donated $1/member/month to Read more…

The Muscle Behind the Hustle – By Walker Emerson

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Jan 072015
 
The Muscle Behind the Hustle - By Walker Emerson

It’s March 2014, I have been living in Spain for the past three months, in the small Northern town of Oliana, a farm town at the base of the Pyrenees Mountains.  The mountains shoot out of the ground in long ridges capped with limestone spines for as far as you can see. And at the Read more…

A Visit From St. Nicholas at PG San Francisco ~ by Reinhard Cate

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Dec 262014
 
A Visit From St. Nicholas at PG San Francisco ~ by Reinhard Cate

Written by PG San Francisco Instructor Reinhard Cate  Twas the night before Christmas, when all through San Francisco PG, not a climber was stirring not even ‘EAC’. (Eliot A. Carlsen) Ropes were hung from the anchors with care, in hopes that psyched climbers soon would be there. The staff were bivvied all snug in their beds; Read more…

Push-ups at the Belay – by Walker Emerson

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Nov 212014
 
Push-ups at the Belay - by Walker Emerson

Welcome to Yosemite – By Walker Emerson My first multi pitch climb was the Nose of El Cap; 3,000 feet of difficult climbing. While most seasoned climbers take three to five days to climb the route, we did it in just 29 hours! It was not because of me that we accomplished this; the show was entirely run Read more…

Planet Granite Portland’s Dynamic Duo: Meet The Managers

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Oct 102014
 
Planet Granite Portland’s Dynamic Duo: Meet The Managers

Jeff Ceccacci and JB Graham are the men leading the team running this 30,500 square foot facility. Jeff launched and managed Planet Granite San Francisco for six years before moving to Portland with his family. He’s now the Manager and Part Owner of PGPDX. JB, our Assistant Manager, is a southern boy (with a SERIOUS accent) from Southwest Virginia Read more…

Six Days on El Cap – An Interview with Sam Elias

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Oct 012014
 
Six Days on El Cap - An Interview with Sam Elias

An Interview with Sam Elias by Walker Emerson JUNE 25th 2014: Sam and Mike shiver on a small rock ledge two thousand feet above the ground. They huddle around a small single burner stove for warmth. Burning their precious fuel, they pray the storm breaks before they run out of supplies or freeze to death. Read more…