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…

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…