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…

Sep 012014
 
WOW - Workin' the Wall with Jamila

WORKIN’ THE WALL with Jamila An oldie but goodie!  A rotation of 3 exercises that focus on increasing finger strength and endurance. For more details on this WOW – check out the original workout here! TIME: 10-15 minutes DIFFICULTY: Beginner to Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Climbing shoes, chalk  GOAL: Train at maximum extension at the Systems Wall   IMPORTANT: Climbing Read more…

Aug 272014
 
Flight of the Falcon - by Walker Emerson

  Walker Emerson is an avid outdoor climber, PG routesetter and monthly contributor to the Planet Granite blog. Last week I got attacked by a peregrine falcon. Cowering on a small ledge a thousand feet in the air. The bird flew straight at us, its talons and wings outstretched, moving with incredible speed. A long day Read more…

Aug 222014
 
Yosemite Climber Stewards by John Connor

  Planet Granite prides itself on the PG Gives Back Program. You might remember when you signed up for membership, you were asked to choose a category for us to donate to in your name: Climbing, Community, or Environment.  With support from the PG Gives Back Program and additional sponsors, the Yosemite Climber Stewards (along with the Climbing Trails Read more…