Welcome to Planet Granite Belmont!

Welcome to Planet Granite Belmont! Located in the renovated Belmont Theatre, PG Belmont offers over 19,000 square feet of climbing with 75 top ropes that reach up to 45 feet high.

OUR STORY

Housed in the Old Belmont Theater, Planet Granite Belmont is the premier indoor climbing and yoga facility in the Bay Area Peninsula. Built in 2002, PG Belmont offered state-of-the-art hand carved walls to provide the indoor climber a more realistic outdoor experience. The numerous variations of stemming and crack climbing combined with the over 140 routes topping out at 50 feet provide endless climbing fun! If route climbing isn’t your thing, try bouldering on any of our over 130 problems from steep overhang caves to technical slab. In addition, PG Belmont offers studio-quality yoga, a full repertoire of weights and cardio and ample stretching space outfitted with TRX. PG Belmont is the Peninsula’s one stop shop for training!

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MEET OUR STAFF

Grace

Gym Director
BIO

Grace

Gym Director

grace@planetgranite.com

about me

Grace started climbing in 2016 and quickly fell in love with the sport. When she is not trying a new problem in the bouldering rooms you can find her hiking, running, or adventuring with her dog Buddy.

skills

She enjoy long distance running and long traverses on the beach.

Courtney

Assistant Director
BIO

Courtney

Assistant Director

about me

I’m not an athlete, but I love athletic things! I studied sports medicine, biomechanics and sports psychology. In 2011, I found the perfect sport for me. I fell head over heel hooks at first V0 and couldn’t get up! Just kidding, I kept going back for more! I pretty much live on the quiet side of life, but am always willing to talk about the little things, habits, cats, and photographs. =]

skills

I’m a movement enthusiast; if you can’t find me bouldering at Belmont, I’m probably lead climbing at PG SF or lifting at PG SV.

Aaron

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Aaron

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor

about me

Aaron started climbing in high school to fulfill a P.E. requirement and quickly realized how much fun it was. He mostly climbs indoors, but his favorite outdoor destination is Bishop. When he is not climbing, Aaron likes to mountain bike and shoot photos.

skills

Bouldering on jugs, amateur Lucas impersonator, and photography

Ryan

Head Coach
BIO

Ryan

Head Coach

about me

7+ years of experience climbing indoors and outdoors. My passion for bouldering led me to want to share my skill set and my thoughts on the sport with the younger generation. Coaching youth athletes was a perfect fit, I want to show them what it means to be a respectful member of this community as well as help them become the strongest version’s of themselves.

skills

Sharing knowledge with the younger generation to help them achieve their goals

Madeline

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Madeline

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor

about me

Maddie’s father took her to climb her first wall at Planet Granite Belmont in 2009, and she’s been coming back ever since! If you don’t see her working the desk, teaching classes, or crushing (herself) on boulders/lead, she’s probably resting at home with her pets.

skills

Climbing on crimps, Art, Writing, Yelling beta at climbers

Edder

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Edder

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor

about me

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 are why he still climbs today.

classes

Belay Lessons, Private Lessons, Intro to Lead

skills

Pays no attention to letters or numbers on the climbing grade..if it looks fun he’ll attempt it. He recommends that you should too!

Josh

Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Josh

Front Desk and Instructor

I joined the military right after High School and was recruited into the Navy Seabee’s during Basic Training. After my five years of Duty I got out and worked on my education. I just graduated from University of San Francisco with my masters in public administration and looking to change the world. On my off time I enjoy a number of different hobbies. I love working at Planet Granite because I enjoy the people and the sport.

Taylor

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Taylor

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor

about me

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and am always active. I started climbing in 2015 after a soccer injury. My injury not only pushed me to climb more but also influenced my love for the human body. In 2019 I graduated from San José State University with a degree in kinesiology and an emphasis in Rehabilitation Sciences.

skills

Sarcasm, Black Belt Tae Kwon Do, Avoiding being an adult

Anna

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Anna

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor

About Me

I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life with a majority of it spent swimming at the beach or hiking local trails. I am currently an undergraduate student in Biology that has rediscovered my passion for climbing. Recent climbing in gyms and bouldering in northern California mountains has brought me back to the rock climbing community where I hope to broaden my skills and grow as an athlete.

Alessandra

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Alessandra

Supervisor | Front Desk and Instructor

about me

Alessandra began climbing at some point in time. When she’s not outside the gym, she’s inside the gym. You won’t see her in the bouldering room or in the fitness area, and you definitely won’t see her running.

skills

Handstands

Megan

IT | Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Megan

IT | Front Desk and Instructor

about me

Grown and raised in the Bay Area, I’ve always loved being active. I love riding my bike, gardening in my backyard and taking pictures of beautiful flowers and the outdoors. I also love everything geeky, you can catch me playing video games, watching Star Trek: TNG, or re-watching Gremlins for the 50th time in my time off!

skills

Baking pastries and bread, understanding everything my cat says to me