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Trip Report: Smith Rock Spring Thing! by Erin Monahan

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Jun 092015
 
Trip Report: Smith Rock Spring Thing! by Erin Monahan

I peeled open the tent at 6am. Inhaling juniper rich air, my eyes widened at the sight of the Crooked River snaking through Smith Rock State Park. Considering the view, my mind went back to countless journeys weaving through tuff and basalt, two encounters with the Monkey Face, and one cold, September night that had Read more…

Special Needs Students Send Routes @ PG Sunnyvale

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May 292015
 
Special Needs Students Send Routes @ PG Sunnyvale

Planet Granite is proud to be a beloved host to numerous climbing events for local organizations to share the experience of rock climbing with individuals new to the sport. It’s one of the many ways we like to give back to the community. Randy Klein, Adapted Physical Education Specialist of the Santa Clara Co. Office of Education, went Read more…

Mar 202015
 

Spring Break is just around the corner, have you got plans for your climber while they are off school? After School Programming, Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camps are open to Non-Members and Members alike! Be a part of Planet Granite’s Spring Break Camp! Get your little one climbing, exercising, and having a blast! Kids will participate in Read more…

PDXPulldown – Pump, Prizes and Psyche!

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Mar 122015
 

Planet Granite Portland’s inaugural climbing competition, The Portland Pulldown, was a huge success! We had a great turnout from our amazing climbing community, food, prizes, and of course some rad routes! Most importantly, we helped raise money for our friend, Dan, and we owe that all to you. Thank you! Climbers of all skill levels and Read more…

Rapping Off Sketchy Bolts: Why PG Gives Loads Of Money To The ASCA

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Oct 162014
 
Rapping Off Sketchy Bolts: Why PG Gives Loads Of Money To The ASCA

If you’ve been climbing long enough you’ve probably heard a story about rapping off a sketchy anchor or clipping a spinning bolt. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA) wants that to stop and has made it its mission to replace bolts worldwide. For a fourth straight year, Planet Granite has committed to matching up to $20,000 for Read more…

My Ascent into a Life of Climbing – by Jack

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Sep 252014
 
My Ascent into a Life of Climbing - by Jack

(Apparently when Sports Illustrated asked the infamous author Hunter S. Thomson to cover motorcycle races in Las Vegas for a 500-word article, he returned with a 25 page meandering manuscript that would eventually become his iconic novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I shall try my best not to do that here.) I was Read more…