Planet Granite members can now take advantage of “Climber Self-Rescue” programs taught by Mountain Adventure Seminars (MAS) at the PG Sunnyvale and San Francisco gyms.  These classes emphasize both outdoor climbing accident prevention and rescue techniques using standard climbing equipment.  Nobody ever wants an accident to happen, but learning rescue skills can help prevent a mishap from becoming an epic.


These programs are exclusive to PG members and are offered in two formats: Contact MAS, or visit this LINK to find specific dates.

A) Full Day Workshops
Intensive full day workshops in the gym covering the basics of:
– Belay escape
– Tensioned rope ascent and descent
– Rappelling and lowering past a knot
– Hauling systems using mechanical advantage.
(Cost $140)

B) Four 2-Hour Evening Clinics
These four clinics cover the same material as the full day workshop but are spread out over one month (eg. – 4 successive Thursday nights from 7-9 PM).  This format is convenient and doesn’t impair your weekend climbing plans.  Plus participants can assimilate the technical information over a longer period of time. (Cost $45/clinic or $160/series) **Part one of the 1st set of these clinics starts TOMORROW Thursday, 8/18 at PG Sunnyvale!  Spaces are still available – but are limited!  Call MAS today to reserve your spot!


MAS also offers special programs and discounts to PG members on outdoor climbing adventures from one day excursions in the Bay Area to weekend multi-pitch camps at Lovers Leap and beyond.  So if you’re interested in learning more about outdoor rock climbing and experiencing some of the best climbing in Northern California check out the courses at MAS or give them a call at (209) 753-6556; they love to talk about their work!