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P:EAR Visits Planet Granite Portland

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Apr 242015
 
P:EAR Visits Planet Granite Portland

Project: Education, Art, Recreation. These are the tools that p:ear utilizes to help homeless youth exit homelessness everyday. p:ear, the Portland based non-profit, teamed up with Planet Granite Portland to provide a recreational activity: Climbing. As part of the PG Gives Back program, Planet Granite donated rentals, access and instruction to support p:ear’s use of the facility. Read more…

Chalk Talk Podcast: an Interview with PG’s Dir. of Setting Bret Johnston

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Jan 152015
 
Chalk Talk Podcast: an Interview with PG's Dir. of Setting Bret Johnston

   <—click here to listen to the podcast! Check out this recent interview Bret Johnston, our Dir. of Setting for Planet Granite, did with John Blomquist of Chalk Talk, a Climbing Industry Podcast!   Chalk Talk posts new podcasts every Friday – the perfect time to rev up the psyche on your drive out to your weekend Read more…

Six Days on El Cap – An Interview with Sam Elias

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Oct 012014
 
Six Days on El Cap - An Interview with Sam Elias

An Interview with Sam Elias by Walker Emerson JUNE 25th 2014: Sam and Mike shiver on a small rock ledge two thousand feet above the ground. They huddle around a small single burner stove for warmth. Burning their precious fuel, they pray the storm breaks before they run out of supplies or freeze to death. Read more…

The Man Behind the Drill – Bret Johnston – PG’s NEW Director of Setting!

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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…

Aug 202013
 
PaddLeroux: Abbey Leroux's wild ride as the new Asst Manager of PG SF

Abbey Lee Leroux: musician, Beatle fanatic, bananagram champion, crusher, and all-around BAMF. Oh yeah, and the new assistant manager at Planet Granite San Francisco. Abbey was generous enough to squeeze me into her increasingly busy schedule so I could get the scoop on her new gig. Amidst much cackling and the deafening crunch of vegan Read more…

And heeerrre’s Eliot! Meet our PG Sunnyvale manager!

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Mar 192013
 
And heeerrre's Eliot!  Meet our PG Sunnyvale manager!

Eliot Carlsen is known by many different people in many different ways at his old home in PGSF. There’s a chance you’ve seen him in the gym, or maybe on the internet, attempting the Bay Area’s hardest finger crack – on PGSF’s constant wall. He’s also well known for his social callings cutting well into Read more…