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Replacing Bad Bolts Near Portland – An Interview with Micah Klesick

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Oct 202015
 
Replacing Bad Bolts Near Portland - An Interview with Micah Klesick

Micah Klesick is a local climber who also happens to be a re-bolter with the ASCA and has helped to replace some bad bolts at the crags you love. Who knows, maybe that last whip you took out at French’s was caught by a shiny new ASCA bolt rather than one pictured above? We sat Read more…

New Bolts Save Climbers: Donate to the ASCA in Oct. For Planet Granite Match

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Sep 302015
 
New Bolts Save Climbers: Donate to the ASCA in Oct. For Planet Granite Match

New, strong bolts are the ammunition in the war for outdoor climbing safety, and the American Safe Climbing Association is responsible for restocking the arsenal. That’s why, for the fifth year, Planet Granite will match donations to the 501(c)3 non-profit throughout the month of October, up to a total of $20,000. “Bolt replacement is getting more and more important, mainly Read more…

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…

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. Since 2010, Planet Granite has committed to matching up to $20,000 for donations to Read more…

Yosemite Climber Stewards by John Connor

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Aug 222014
 
Yosemite Climber Stewards by John Connor

  Planet Granite prides itself on the PG Gives Back Program. You might remember when you signed up for membership, you were asked to choose a category for us to donate to in your name: Climbing, Community, or Environment.  With support from the PG Gives Back Program and additional sponsors, the Yosemite Climber Stewards (along with the Climbing Trails Read more…

Better Together – Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation visits PG Sunnyvale

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May 142014
 
Better Together - Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation visits PG Sunnyvale

This past week, the Santa Clara Firefighters made their annual trek to Planet Granite Sunnyvale for their Better Together program. For nearly 20 years, Planet Granite has hosted this amazing group who dedicate their time to better the lives of local 6th graders in Santa Clara. Established in 1989, Better Together works to connect firefighters Read more…