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PG Setter’s Fiendish Plans Exposed in Outside Magazine

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Sep 242015
 
PG Setter's Fiendish Plans Exposed in Outside Magazine

Think you know our routesetting staff?  Maybe you make small talk with them, and try to match the initials on start hold to the face of the setter?  That’s always fun. Next question: Have you met Planet Granite’s pensive, Ayn Rand-inspired setting guru, who not only sets super creative problems in Bay Area gyms, but, oh, yeah, also challenges the very best Read more…

Feb 022015
 
The Finish Line -  Post by Setter Max Zolotukhin

  I’ve recently come to a sobering realization. I will never be as strong as I was in late fall of 2013. And I’m okay with that. It might seem like a strangely pessimistic outlook on one’s climbing career, but actually it’s just reality. I’m 28 years old and have been rock climbing 5-7 days Read more…

Victory Lap – ABS Nationals 2014 by Max Zolotukhin

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Mar 262014
 
Victory Lap – ABS Nationals 2014 by Max Zolotukhin

  If you’ve climbed at a Planet Granite gym before, you’ve likely had the pleasure of climbing on a route set by ‘MZ‘ also known as Max Zolotukhin. Max’s attention to detail and passion for unique and creative movement loudly comes through in each of the boulder problems and routes that bear his initials. When Read more…

Behind the Scenes at the 2013 GoPro Mountain Games

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Jun 252013
 
Behind the Scenes at the 2013 GoPro Mountain Games

Recently, Max Zolotukhin, one of our PG Setters, headed out to Vail to set for the GoPro Mountain Games Citizen Comp.  It was an amazing time – and we’re psyched he shared his experience with us! One of the best things about being a route setter is the flexibility; how many jobs out there let Read more…