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Staying calm at 3000 feet – Free climbing the Golden Gate

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Dec 192013
 
Staying calm at 3000 feet - Free climbing the Golden Gate

It’s been ‘splitter’ weather here in Yosemite, and I’ve been taking full advantage of it. Every Friday I make the 4 plus hour drive to the valley and bang my head against some small part of the massive monolith that is El Capitan. This is my 3rd season climbing on El Cap and I’m finally Read more…

Recap of the 2013 Yosemite Facelift

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Dec 122013
 
Recap of the 2013 Yosemite Facelift

PG SF Manager Eliot shares his experiences at the 2013 Yosemite Facelift event from September. The Facelift is a volunteer, park-wide clean-up organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association.  I first heard about the Yosemite Facelift years ago while lurking around the internet on Supertopo. Since that first introduction to it, I’ve always kept it in my Read more…

Oct 302013
 
TRIP REPORT: Jambo! An adventure in Tanzania

Sonaz is a PG employee that also works as a Registered Nurse in the Bay area. She enjoys climbing, traveling, being outdoors and using her healing skills in the places she travels. Here is a snippet of one of her adventures while working with The Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children in Tanzania. I was Read more…

Behind the Scenes at the 2013 GoPro Mountain Games

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Jun 252013
 
Behind the Scenes at the 2013 GoPro Mountain Games

Recently, Max Zolotukhin, one of our PG Setters, headed out to Vail to set for the GoPro Mountain Games Citizen Comp.  It was an amazing time – and we’re psyched he shared his experience with us! One of the best things about being a route setter is the flexibility; how many jobs out there let Read more…

Riding Giants: How I Climbed Freerider Free.

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Jun 122013
 
Riding Giants: How I Climbed Freerider Free.

A post by contributing writer & PG Route Setter Walker, aka SMASH. “I hate this!” Screams a voice in the dark. Its 12am and I haven’t slept in two nights. An aid team is making their way up the monster off-width, a 200 foot gash in the rock that intersects directly with our bivy at Read more…

May 222013
 
How Climbing Inspired my Life - guest post by Bryan

On January 2, 2011, I began my life as a climber at Planet Granite San Francisco and since then, I have had a large passion for climbing. It began with climbing three days a week then to four to six days a week, and from there, climbing became an obsession. I wasn’t a prodigy or Read more…