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Josh Levin’s Journey From Shoulder Tear to the Maw of “Jaws II” (5.15a)

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Jan 152016
 
Josh Levin's Journey From Shoulder Tear to the Maw of "Jaws II" (5.15a)

You may know Josh Levin’s name already: for years he trained in Sunnyvale as a member of Planet Granite Team.  In his years on team, he set USAC records, spent years as undefeated national speed climbing champion, and won the North Face Young Gun award. Since then, he’s climbed as a North Face, Five Ten, Petzl, Read more…

Sixteen PG Team Climbers From Portland, Bay Area, Head to USAC Nationals

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Jan 142016
 
Sixteen PG Team Climbers From Portland, Bay Area, Head to USAC Nationals

Each year, young climbers put their skills to the test in USA Climbing competitions, pushing their limits to go from regionals, to divisionals, to the nationals, where the very best climbers are recognized for their work. Planet Granite is proud to say that between Portland and the Bay Area,16 climbers from our youth Team are Read more…

SF Member Appreciation Night Jan. 18: Yoga With World-Class Cello Performance

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Jan 122016
 
SF Member Appreciation Night Jan. 18: Yoga With World-Class Cello Performance

Erin Wang performs Conclusion by Apocalyptica at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. You know PG’s Member Appreciation Night: It’s an event when the gym closes, members only get free roam of the gym, and snacks and beverages are served. Well, get ready for an appreciation night like you’ve never seen (or heard): On January Read more…

PG Climbing Basics Series Episode 2: Using your Toes

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Jan 112016
 

PG Basics Climbing Series Episode 2 – Using your Toes with Justin from Planet Granite on Vimeo. INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES Welcome to week 2 of our 8 week Climbing Basics Series: the essential techniques that help build a solid foundation in climbing. These videos are a great review for both experienced climbers and Read more…

How to climb “5.next”: Six Mental Tips to Climb Harder

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Jan 082016
 
How to climb "5.next": Six Mental Tips to Climb Harder

This isn’t going to be another train harder, work out more, get stronger fingers-type article—because, while these articles are important and valuable, they’ve already been written.  Instead, this is what I do mentally, when I want to climb harder. Let’s face it, we all want to get better.  It’s why we love climbing.  There’s always a Read more…

New Year, New Walls For San Francisco Gym

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Jan 062016
 
New Year, New Walls For San Francisco Gym

We hate to say “Excuse our mess,” but we love to see the reactions to a major improvement at one of our gyms. This January, it’s no exception, as we embark on a roughly 6-8 week project to bring exciting new walls to the scenic San Francisco gym. For more information, read on…