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eGrips Interviews PG Director of Routesetting Bret Johnston

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Oct 022015
 
eGrips Interviews PG Director of Routesetting Bret Johnston

One way to get an edge climbing routes at Planet Granite: get inside the mind of the setter.  Now you can do just that by checking out the eGrips site, where there’s an extensive interview with Bret Johnston, Planet Granite’s Director of Routesetting. BJ: We have such a huge customer base who deserve a super high quality product to climb on Read more…

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…

PG Portland Opening Weekend Grades

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Nov 062014
 
PG Portland Opening Weekend Grades

This weekend marked the Grand Opening of Planet Granite’s newest gym in Portland, Oregon. It was an amazing weekend that saw thousands of people from the greater Pacific Northwest converge onto our newest world-class facility. The resounding response was A+ for the facility, staff, route movement and quality. We did, however, definitely receive one less than stellar grade… 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…

Sep 032013
 
Sessions with the Setters at PG San Francisco

  PG is excited to announce a new series beginning this month at PG San Francisco: Sessions with the Setters!   Ever wondered who those initials belong to at the bottom of your favorite climbs?  Well here’s your chance to meet and climb with the setters themselves! Twice a month representatives from the route-setting team will 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…