PLANET GRANITE BLOG

On May 13th, 47 of Planet Granite’s climbing team headed over to Berkeley Ironworks for the Sport and Speed Regional Championships and they did great! Of our 47 climbers, 28 qualified to climb at Divisionals in June! After that, we expect a good number to be going on to Nationals in July! To top it off, Planet Granite won the Sport Team Championship AND the Speed Team Championship! Check out our results on USA Climbing’s website here!

To get some insight on the comp, we talked with Justin Cubbage, Head Coach of Sunnyvale, and Tim, a Sunnyvale coach and competitor who placed first in the Male Junior category!

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Are you a student who’s back at home just for the summer? We know the school year doesn’t start or end at the first and last day of the month so we offer summer students flexible Summer Student Memberships! Start anytime and pay for 1, 2, or 3 months at a time. It’s a great way to get some climbing, yoga or fitness in over the summer months!

Pricing varies by home gym. Keep reading for more details.

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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
@ Noon
Free Admission

Planet Granite Portland

Wednesday, May 31
@ Noon
Free Admission

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/

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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!

 

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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).

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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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