Sep 162014
 
Ode to Organic by Shannon Joslin

A Crash Course in Crash Pads CRASH PAD COMPOSITION Crash pads have a durable bottom shell and usually a less durable, more aesthetically pleasing top-shell. The innards of the pad are comprised of open and closed cell foam. The quality of a pad is dictated by a combination of the foam’s longevity to keep a falling Read more…

Sep 082014
 
The Man Behind the Drill - Bret Johnston - PG's NEW Director of Setting!

  Planet Granite offers a warm welcome to our new Director of Setting, Bret Johnston! Coming to us from Seattle, Bret just got into town three weeks ago. With the launch of Bloc Party 2014 it’s been a whirlwind of activity and non-stop action for him. A perfect introduction to life in the Bay Area! Eliot Carlsen, Manager Read more…

Sep 082014
 
WOW: Strengthening for Climbing with Aaron

  STRENGTHENING FOR CLIMBING with Aaron This WOW features 3 great exercises that target a wide variety of muscle groups that climbers need to develop! DIFFICULTY:  All levels EQUIPMENT: Rope Climb (Sunnyvale), medicine ball, long dowel FOCUS: Strength, Stability   *Want each WOW delivered to your inbox? Click here to receive each new workout in your inbox!   IMPORTANT: Climbing and climbing training, Read more…

Sep 042014
 
Tuolumne First Night ~ A Poem by Charles Jasper

  TUOLUMNE FIRST NIGHT: An Appreciation Poem By PG San Francisco Yoga Instructor Charles S Jasper I don’t know where or how to start A sacred bow of appreciation. Maybe For these woods varied and quiet An essential stillness and a cold night Arriving sudden as a bear standing; For the coyote clutch of young Read more…

Sep 022014
 
Bloc Party 2014 takes off at PG Sunnyvale!

Event recap written by PG Sunnyvale Instructor Reinhard Cate. *The atmosphere was positively vibrant at PG Sunnyvale’s August 22nd Bloc Party!* Competitors in three different divisions took on an array of new problems at PG’s largest competition to date! The night also held special significance for the PG Sunnyvale team as they bid farewell to the comp’s MC Read more…