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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…

Apr 032013
 
PG Member takes donated shoes to new gym in Nairobi, Kenya

Traffic in Nairobi is horrible. Truly. 45 minutes into my (ridiculously expensive) cab ride I was regretting my decision to check out East Africa’s new (and only) climbing gym. Needless to say I was NOT in a good mood when I arrived at Diamond Plaza last month. Looking up at the shopping mall (yes shopping Read more…

The Resurrection of Brian Hedrick

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Mar 252013
 
The Resurrection of Brian Hedrick

Fresh on the heels of Mark and Josh’s trip, Brian “Cuz” Hedrick left San Francisco for a week-long bouldering sojourn in Hueco Tanks State Park.  Stopping only to bivy in Joshua Tree since time was precious and he was determined to make the most of the short trip.  Arriving just in time for the annual Read more…

Two Setters Head to Hueco by Chris Sinatra (aka Askew)

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Mar 132013
 
Two Setters Head to Hueco by Chris Sinatra (aka Askew)

Waking up in a post-New Year’s haze, Planet Granite Route Setters Josh Horsley and Mark Heal embarked on a 12-day bouldering extravaganza at Hueco Tanks State Park, a tangled network of corridors and roofs just on the outskirts of El Paso, TX.  Giving rise to the now standard Vermin, or V-scale, used to grade boulder Read more…

Jan 302013
 
Fear, Loathing and Redemption in Las Vegas

  Climbing is a process. It starts with getting into your car in the morning (for most of us it actually starts with the french press), driving to the crag, warming up, projecting, remembering to drink plenty of water, packing up, driving out, and finally sitting down for your victory beer (or sadness cake, depending Read more…