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…

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…

Sep 292014
 
Workout of the Week: Increasing Shoulder Flexibility Pt 2

THE SHOULDER WARM-UP with Jamie  An oldie but goodie!  It’s always important to remember to stretch and take care of your body while training.  This WOW originally posted as part of a two part series – check out Part 1 here!  Two dynamic stretches to integrate into your warm-up for climbing. TIME: 10-15 minutes DIFFICULTY: All levels EQUIPMENT: Long Read more…

Sep 252014
 
My Ascent into a Life of Climbing - by Jack

(Apparently when Sports Illustrated asked the infamous author Hunter S. Thomson to cover motorcycle races in Las Vegas for a 500-word article, he returned with a 25 page meandering manuscript that would eventually become his iconic novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I shall try my best not to do that here.) I was Read more…