Come join Planet Granite in May to hear Tommy Caldwell speak about his new memoir, The Push. He’ll be talking about the challenges that lead to the first free ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall. While he is here, he will also be answering questions, and signing copies of his book which will be available to buy at the gym!
Planet Granite Sunnyvale
Thursday, May 25
Planet Granite Portland
Wednesday, May 31
If you haven’t been to Planet Granite before or haven’t been in a while, please be sure to fill out a waiver online! Save time the day of the event: http://planetgranite.com/waiver/
Climbers of all ages and abilities all share one thing in common – they know what pumped feels like. This week Belmont Front Desk Instructor, Tyler, walks us through some great forearm stretches to keep you feeling limber and strong. Get it!
The 2017 Friction Series has wrapped up and we had a great time! 25 fresh new routes were opened and hundreds of climbers tried their skill on progressively harder climbs. The routesetters definitely showed their creativity on these climbs, including a bi-colored lead climb #22 and a polka dot start on #21!
There are many different reasons why you may not be sending your project. This week, Ford breaks down 4 tips to help you crush your current project!
We are only a few days out from Sunnyvale’s Friction Series and the series finals! In anticipation for this event, our routesetters will be working hard to set awesome routes for you to climb! This means that there will be closures throughout the week while we set up. Routes that are for the comp will be closed until after the event on Saturday (around 5pm).
Most climbers have a bit of a gear nerd streak – embarking on quests to find our holy grail of climbing shoes, chalk, rope, carabiners, clothes – basically, anything and everything we use when we climb. Our staff is no different; we might even have some of the largest gear lovers out there! We LOVE to share our knowledge, help out new climbers, and opine about what gear we think is best.
Gear is very personal and there are so many good brands and products on the market that choosing gear can be a long process. Our gym shops are stocked with brands and products that we have tested and that we believe in but even though we have a lot of brands, there is not a one size fits all solution. Test things out, talk to our staff about your needs, and check out our What’s In Your Bag videos where our staff shows you what they use when they climb.Read More...
Big changes coming behind the scenes!
We are transitioning to a new Membership and Point of Sale system in May. This move will greatly improve our processes and your experience at the gym as it will streamline things for staff and allow us to do more with online membership forms and more!
Currently, membership dues bill on the 15th, and those dues apply to the whole calendar month (so April dues cover access from April 1-30th and currently post on April 15th).
Starting June 1st, membership dues will be billed on the 1st of the month.
Roads around Planet Granite SF may be impacted by The Guardsmen Presidio 10 race. Please plan accordingly!
6:30am – 10:30am, Expect traffic early in the day with detours and road closures.
10M route to start at Sports Basement westbound on Mason Street, left onto McDowell Ave., right onto Lincoln Blvd. to left onto Storey Ave. through Fort Scott Area, right onto Kobbe, left onto Washington Blvd. to Compton Street.
10K route to start at Sports Basement westbound on Mason Street, to Crissy Field Ave., right onto Lincoln Blvd. to bike path leading onto GGB.
PARKING: Sports Basement. All street parking and parking lots along the route will be closed during the course of the race.
ROAD CLOSURES: Mason Street from Sports Basement to Crissy Field Ave. and all roads intersecting Mason Street, including Crissy Field Ave. and McDowell + Lincoln Blvd. from McDowell Ave. to Storey Ave./Merchant Street and all roads intersecting Lincoln Blvd. such as Long Ave. and Cowles Ave. Along with Washington Blvd. from Kobbe Ave. to Rob Hill Campground and the entire Fort Scott Area.
GGB ACCESS: There will be NO vehicular access from the Presidio to the GG Bridge during this event. Marina Gate GGB on ramp is open.
900 BUSINESS ACCESS: Access and parking will be temporarily suspended during the beginning of the race.
BICYCLISTS: All recreational bicyclists will be diverted toward Storey Ave. westbound onto Lincoln Blvd. @ a controlled crossing at the corner of Lincoln Blvd. at Merchant Ave./Storey Ave.
TRANSIT: PresidiGo and MUNI will be unaffected.