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FOUNTAIN VALLEY
18030 Newhope ST
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
657.201.5054

HAPPENINGS @ PG FOUNTAIN VALLEY

LOCATION AND HOURS

Visiting Planet Granite Fountain Valley

Planet Granite Fountain Valley is located at 18030 Newhope Street.

Planet Granite Fountain Valley
18030 Newhope Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(657) 201-5054

GYM FEATURES

  • 30,000 square feet of climbing, yoga, and fitness
  • World-class bouldering terrain with walls up to 14 feet high
  • Kilter and Tension boards and additional training essentials
  • Strength and cardio fitness area
  • Group fitness classes
  • Yoga studio
  • Fully stockedĀ gear shop
  • Locker rooms with showers, towel service, and saunas
  • Family-friendly classes
  • Introductory climbing classes
  • Advanced climbing classes

OUR TEAM

Do Nguyen

Gym Director
BIO

Do Nguyen

Gym Director

I got into climbing because I needed a new obsession and I’ve been doing it ever since. This sport has taught me a strong sense of discipline. My favorite thing about my job is the community of people I get to work with and see at the gym, its truly what has kept me in the sport after all these years.

Jess Stephenson

Assistant Director of Instruction
BIO

Jess Stephenson

Assistant Director of Instruction

I was feeling super stuck in my job working at a nonprofit and dealing with some major burnout. I picked up a part time job with PG to try and throw myself into climbing, and it ended up becoming a greater passion than I had anticipated!
Climbing has taught me that I can have a hobby that is good for my body, my mental state, and my social life. The climbing community has become one of the most influential and supportive communities in my life. Second only to my own family.
A good community empowers it’s members and fosters an environment where you’re confident enough to challenge yourself, and try new things. When you fail, they pick you back up and cheer you on. When you succeed, they’re the first to brag on your behalf.
If you’re nervous about getting into the sport, do it for you! It can be intimidating at first, but there are options for folks of all different walks of life. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we are all here to help you out, and are always looking for new friends to share an experience with!

Zoe Spiliadis

Assistant Director of Retail
BIO

Zoe Spiliadis

Assistant Director of Retail

Climbing has taught me that it is okay to not be perfect, and that pushing yourself is how you grow! If I’m not falling off my climbs, overcoming fear, or struggling with sequences regularly I am probably not pushing myself enough.
[This] Community is important to me because it is my support system, gives meaning to the work I do, and not only attracts but also creates amazing and caring humans in the world.

Daniel Avila

Marketing Coordinator
BIO

Daniel Avila

Marketing Coordinator

I got into climbing recently when I applied to work for the gym and I’ve been learning a ton in the process. I was most surprised to be welcomed by this community with open arms and so much encouragement and space to help me grow.
I’m prone to giving up when things get difficult for me and being here has taught me what it looks like to jump over that hurdle and believe that I am capable of doing challenging things.

Myles Taylor

Retail Coordinator + Supervisor
BIO

Myles Taylor

Retail Coordinator + Supervisor

Climbing in particular has helped teach me how to self-analyze and take a critical yet constructive approach to problem solving– both on and off the wall.
The people. Plain and simple are my favorite part about working here. Whether they’re the people right next to me or on the other side of the desk, it’s the people in our gyms that have me genuinely psyched to get out of bed every morning.
If you’re feeling doubtful about trying things out, grab a friend to try it with you. The hardest part of trying something new is allowing yourself to take the first step and being okay with where it lands. If you can do it with a friend or be willing to talk to others at the gym you’re gonna have one amazing experience.

Zach Couto

Retail Coordinator + Supervisor
BIO

Zach Couto

Retail Coordinator + Supervisor

I’ve always been a big fan of moving my body! My best friend actually got me into climbing after many attempts to get me into a climbing gym. Once I finally got on a climbing wall I knew this was going to be a big part of my life.
I’ve always been a big fan of moving my body! My best friend actually got me into climbing after many attempts to get me into a climbing gym. Once I finally got on a climbing wall I knew this was going to be a big part of my life.
As a person who was extremely nervous about climbing my first time I will say I am so grateful I was pushed past my comfort zone. In fact, the ability to push past comfort zones is something that climbing challenges you to do again and again. Embrace the nervousness!

Tiff Tran

Supervisor
BIO

Tiff Tran

Supervisor

Climbing means something different to everyone, but you won’t find that something unless you give it a try! I started climbing as a very introverted girl at 4’10”, and since then, I’ve learned and gained so much. Climbing has given me all the best things in my life – my partner, my friends, and my career! Fun fact: my spirit animal is a sloth (you’ll realize why when you see me climb) and my favorite crag is Black Mountain.

Molly Darby

Supervisor
BIO

Molly Darby

Supervisor

Climbing has taught me that I’m stronger than I think I am, and that my body is capable of things I could’ve never imagined. Climbing has taught me to love my body and trust in myself and my abilities.

Trust yourself. Often when I am nervous about trying something new, it is because I don’t believe I am capable of accomplishing it. We are powerful creatures with an amazing capacity for athletics and adaptation- even if it doesn’t feel that way at the beginning of your journey. Within this space you’ll find compassion, understanding, and a real desire to see you succeed.

Lily Kral

Head Routesetter
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Lily Kral

Head Routesetter

Cody Fults

Routesetter
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Cody Fults

Routesetter

Jordan Mathew

Routesetter
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Jordan Mathew

Routesetter

Alex Castro

Routesetter
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Alex Castro

Routesetter

Hunter Straub

Front Desk Staff
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Hunter Straub

Front Desk Staff

Evan Hess

Front Desk Staff
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Evan Hess

Front Desk Staff

Kyle Brouwer

Front Desk Staff
BIO

Kyle Brouwer

Front Desk Staff

Tim Johnston

Front Desk Staff
BIO

Tim Johnston

Front Desk Staff

Tanisha Schuster

Front Desk Staff
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Tanisha Schuster

Front Desk Staff

Alyssa Palencia

Front Desk Staff
BIO

Alyssa Palencia

Front Desk Staff

Zach De Vos

Front Desk Staff
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Zach De Vos

Front Desk Staff

Jared Hackworth

Front Desk Staff
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Jared Hackworth

Front Desk Staff

Chip Carls

Front Desk Staff
BIO

Chip Carls

Front Desk Staff

Cooper Ras

Front Desk Staff
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Cooper Ras

Front Desk Staff

Jake Riggs

Front Desk Staff
BIO

Jake Riggs

Front Desk Staff

Rosemariae Dang

Front Desk Staff
BIO

Rosemariae Dang

Front Desk Staff

Tai Nguyen

Front Desk Staff
BIO

Tai Nguyen

Front Desk Staff

Austin Kilbride

Front Desk Staff
BIO

Austin Kilbride

Front Desk Staff