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A Man With a Vision: PG Belmont’s New Head Coach

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Apr 292015
 
A Man With a Vision: PG Belmont’s New Head Coach

by Jesse Shouboe PG Belmont has a new head coach, and his name is Sasha Schwartz! He just started and is already working hard with the team during practice, getting to know kids and coaches, and bringing a cheerful positive vibe to the gym floor. As a coach myself and as a fellow climber who Read more…

Food For Thought – by Walker Emerson & Amy Verret

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Apr 292015
 
Food For Thought - by Walker Emerson & Amy Verret

Walker stuffs his face with a hearty sandwich after a long day on The Captain. (Photo by Mike Kerzhner) My favorite thing to do on a climbing trip is eat. Climbing comes in at a close second, of course; but most of the time, I’m thinking about what I’m going to eat next. Climbing is a calorie-demanding sport, Read more…

SF Bouldering League off to Awesome Start

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Apr 282015
 

  By Ashley Vail Our first week of Bouldering League was very literally a massive success! On opening night, anyone lucky enough to watch would have witnessed an endless stream of bouldering teams crushing hard across the entire upstairs area. A mix of rookie and seasoned competitors have formed a whopping NINE teams for what Read more…

That’s a wrap! Friction Series Finale at PG Sunnyvale

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Apr 272015
 
That's a wrap!  Friction Series Finale at PG Sunnyvale

Friction Series 2015 wrapped up for another year! Check out Planet Granite Sunnyvale’s Facebook page for more photos! Scores are posted here. Enjoy these snapshots from the night and we’ll see you in the fall with the return of our Bloc Party!

Workout of the Week – How to warm-up with Alex Iglecia

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Apr 272015
 
Workout of the Week - How to warm-up with Alex Iglecia

How to Warm-Up Efficiently with Alex Iglecia of Being Epic An efficiently fun warm-up for climbing!  TIME: 2-5 minutes DIFFICULTY:  All Levels EQUIPMENT: None FOCUS: Warm-Up joints and muscles *Want each WOW delivered to your inbox? Click here to receive an email every Monday with a brand new video featuring Crux of the Week, Tip of the Week or Workout of Read more…

P:EAR Visits Planet Granite Portland

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Apr 242015
 
P:EAR Visits Planet Granite Portland

Project: Education, Art, Recreation. These are the tools that p:ear utilizes to help homeless youth exit homelessness everyday. p:ear, the Portland based non-profit, teamed up with Planet Granite Portland to provide a recreational activity: Climbing. As part of the PG Gives Back program, Planet Granite donated rentals, access and instruction to support p:ear’s use of the facility. Read more…