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Feb 022015
 
The Finish Line -  Post by Setter Max Zolotukhin

  I’ve recently come to a sobering realization. I will never be as strong as I was in late fall of 2013. And I’m okay with that. It might seem like a strangely pessimistic outlook on one’s climbing career, but actually it’s just reality. I’m 28 years old and have been rock climbing 5-7 days 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…

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…

PG Staff + Yosemite Conservancy by Cody Blank

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Nov 032014
 
PG Staff + Yosemite Conservancy by Cody Blank

John Muir once mused, “If I were so time-poor as to have only one day to spend in Yosemite I should start at daybreak…for the top of Liberty Cap.” Bay Area climbers know better – he should have started earlier. Just ask PG member Luke! You see, climbers around the world are wont to quote Read more…

Trip Report – Facelift 2014

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Nov 032014
 
Trip Report - Facelift 2014

*Trip report written by PG Managers Cris Valerio and Eliot Carlsen.* THE YOSEMITE FACELIFT 2014 For almost a decade now, climbers and Yosemite National Park staff have joined forces for one of the most unique public-service events held worldwide – The Yosemite Facelift.  For one week in September, the park provides programming, prime camping spots, Read more…

Steck Salathe – Squeezing in Another Classic

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Oct 212014
 
Steck Salathe - Squeezing in Another Classic

Squeezing in Another Classic A Route Description of the Steck Salathe by Walker Emerson  — (A WORD OF CAUTION: Before you embark on this adventure, please do your research! Review both online sources and printed guidebooks. This route is notoriously challenging and should not be taken lightly. Be both confident and comfortable climbing 5.10 cracks Read more…