PLANET GRANITE BLOG

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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.

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Billing Changes 2017 8.5x11

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.

 

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Roads around Planet Granite SF may be impacted by The Guardsmen Presidio 10 race. Please plan accordingly! 

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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.
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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. 

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Meet Jaqui! She is one of the Yoga Instructors at Planet Granite San Francisco and recently took on a new Sunday class!  

Jaqui_-_blog_pic.jpgWho are you? What do you teach at Planet Granite?

My name is Jacqui Rowley and I teach an action based, alignment focused, slow burn yoga class [Vinyasa].

What benefits can Vinyasa lead to if done routinely?

You’ll learn the correct action and alignment to keep your body safe and to advance your practice.

What experience should a yogi have before coming to your class for the first time?

No experience needed! Just show up with a sense of humor and realistic expectations.

Do you have a favorite pose or stretch?

I don’t have a favorite pose? They are all interesting in their own way and some days certain shapes feel better than others.

 

Interested in learning more? Check out Jacqui’s Vinyasa class every Tuesday/Thursday @ 4:30pm and Sundays @ 9:30am!

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We are overwhelmed in a sea of stoke! San Francisco’s Friction Series 2017 is one for the record books. With piles of prize goodies, 300 t-shirts given out, an entire assembly line of food, and nearly 500 attendees, Friction Series was literally jam-packed this year. The music was bumpin’ and the walls were thumpin’ with an intense display of competition and comradery.

We loved seeing all of your beautiful faces.

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And of course, your try-hard faces too!

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Not to mention, we had a bunch of local vendors come out to join the festivities, donate prizes, and hand out treats to our crowd. A huge thank you to the rad guys and gals that kept us pumped during the comp!

With an incredible team of setters, we were able to have some super rad climbs that had competitors psyched all day long. We’ve got mad love for our incredibly talented setting team. If you see them around, be sure to thank a setter for your favorite climbs.

You all crushed it, and we can’t help but brag about our awesome community. Without such a rockin’ family, such as yourself, we wouldn’t have been able to make this event possible. We can’t thank you all enough for coming out!

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And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the results are in! 

Women’s Onsight Results

Rank

Name

1

ALEX PLOTNIKOFF

2

BRIDGET ROELL
3 DEBBIE CARRASUUER

 

Men’s Onsight Results

Rank

Name

1

ROSS FULKERSON

2

ANTHONY LESIK

3

JACOB A SCHARFMAN


Click here to see all the results!

And for more photos, check out our Facebook Album!

 

Written by Ashley Vail, SF Marketing Coordinator. 

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Roads around Planet Granite SF may be impacted by the Rock and Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, Mar. 26th. Please plan accordingly! 

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6:30am – 11:00am, 10,000 participants. Expect heavy traffic demand early in the day with detours and road closures.

PARKING: All street parking and parking lots along the route will be closed during the course of the race.

ROAD CLOSURES: 25th Ave. Gate from Lincoln Blvd. to McDowell Ave. and all roads intersecting Lincoln Blvd. such as Washington at Kobbe + Mason Street from Warming Hut to Marina Gate and all roads intersecting Mason, including Crissy Field Ave., Long Ave., Marine Ave.

900 BUSINESS ACCESS: Access and parking will be temporarily suspended during the course of the race. Parking will be at the McDowell Stables.

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.

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 will be unaffected and MUNI will operate on an altered schedule during race times.

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