Planet Granite Belmont Staff

DAN NORGAN - Manager
dan@planetgranite.com

A recent transplant from the Silicon Valley tech world, Dan first started climbing in 2003 and has been hooked on all things vertical since then. In addition to climbing, Dan is also an avid mountaineer and loves steep, technical ascents. Dan is an expert at long, endurance climbs with tiny holds and balance-heavy moves. As a former Engineer, he is an extreme gear head and an expert in technical packs and gear. Not satisfied with just being a gear expert, he also manufactures his own packs for climbing and mountaineering.

Lucas

Lucas started climbing at PG in late 2006 with the rock climbing team. When not entering celebrity-look-alike contests, he occasionally rock climbs. Lucas loves bouldering and sport climbing, both inside and outdoors. Currently confused by those strange pieces of metal Trad Climbers use, he hopes to one day figure them out.

Rob

I grew up a surfer in Pacifica. I joined Planet Granite five years ago and realized that I was always a climber in spirit. I love all outdoor activities and am constantly stoked on pushing my limits in the climbing game. In my climbing experience I have traveled as far as Thailand and all over the California coast and Tahoe. I’m really into outdoor sport climbing and bouldering. As a kid at heart, I play well with youth and enjoying helping children experience more outdoor activities.

Justine

Justine rediscovered climbing at the tender age of 21 while finishing up her undergrad at Belmont's own NDNU. Originally from Fremont, Justine is a Bay Area native with a thirst for adventure. When she's not climbing she can be found wakeboarding or at the shooting range.

Rob

Growing up with an extensive climbing apprenticeship in the harsh frozen tundra of the midwest, Rob has since grown soft and enjoys rock climbing year-round in sunny California! Rob can usually be found somewhere in Yosemite Valley if not working at PG.

Cheyenne

If you don't see me at the gym, you can find me fishing the California delta, surfing the cleanest waves around or studying at the College of San Mateo. Since working at Planet Granite I have found a new love for climbing, indoors and outdoors, and helping others develop their own skills and passion for climbing.

Ryan

Ryan believes climbing is as much about using one’s head as it is about using one’s limbs. When he’s not busy trying to remember why his head aches, you may spot him studying rock-it science or toting his bag of stoke and battle cries.

Who knows? Perhaps he’ll spot you too.

 

Chelsea

When I am not at Planet Granite you may run into me on a cold morning on the coast or a summers day in the mountains. Climbing came into my life when I was in the Sierras on a backpacking trip through a university class and I have been obsessed ever since.Talk to me about climbing, traveling, Bay life, pottery, film or Israel/Palestine politics and we will be friends.

 

Edder

Bay Area homegrown and organic! "Aged Cheddar" began climbing in the summer of 2010. When not training you can still find him in the gym reading the finest books, that's right..leather bound! He plays a mean game of chess if you ever fancy a challenge. The mental/physical challenges of climbing is why he still climbs today.

 

Alan

Alan became fascinated with climbing in 2012 on an adventure soloing in the Philippines. He enjoys bouldering and is always working on improving his technique and balance. He feels with the right motivation and willpower, you can achieve anything, whether it be in the gym or outdoors.

 

Antonio

If you don't see me at the gym, you can find me fishing the California delta, surfing the cleanest waves around or studying at the College of San Mateo. Since working at Planet Granite I have found a new love for climbing, indoors and outdoors, and helping others develop their own skills and passion for climbing.

 

Ryan - Head Coach

Ryan has been with Planet Granite since 2012. He got his start in Sunnyvale coaching the climbing team and working the front desk. He transferred to San Francisco in the summer of 2012 where he continued to work with the climbing team and front desk staff. In late 2012 Ryan took over the Belmont climbing team program and stepped back from the front desk to devote his energy to the kids.

 

Travis

Travis has been climbing for about two years and focuses mostly on bouldering. The places he climbs at most often in the Bay Area are Mickeys Beach, Stinson Beach and Mortar Rock. His favorite bouldering spot though, is Bishop.

 

Sarah

I started climbing two years ago in Denali National Park. After a year of sport climbing in Alaska, I moved to California and started bouldering.

   
   

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