PLANET GRANITE BLOG

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Not sure what your climber wants this holiday season?  Check out our staff picks for some ideas!

METOLIUS ULTRALIGHT CURVE NUTS (PDX only)

metolius nutsThe curved design of these nuts makes placing them in those awkward flaring cracks a breeze. Couple that with the stiffer wires makes these my favorite nuts. – PG Portland staffer Viviane

 

METOLIUS ROPE MASTER HC ROPE BAG

Metolius Rope Master

No fancy name needed here the Metolius Rope Master HC is the master of all rope bags. It has a huge rope tarp attached to help keep you rope clean, the tarp also makes for a quick pack up so you don’t waste time getting to the base of the next route. What really sells it is the buckle system that allows you to cinch the bag and your rope down to fit inside your backpack. Plus it is made and designed in Bend Oregon. – PG Portland staffer Kyle

 

STERLING ROPE TARP

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This tarp sports 2 tie in points, and a large pocket which makes moving around the base of the crag a breeze. It pairs nicely with any pack and is a great, light, low volume addition to your cragging gear. I’ve even used is as a rain poncho when caught in an unexpected downpour 🙂 – PG staffer Carolyn  

  
PETZL GRIGRI

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An industry standard, and found on every PG top rope, the Petzl GriGri delivers excellent control for top rope and lead climbing.  It can also accommodate a wide range of rope sizes.  A perfect gift for your favorite climber!  –PG Portland staffer Brandon

 

CARABINERS

PETZL ATTACHE SCREW LOCK

Petzl Carabiner copyHow many screw locking carabiners can you lock with a single flick of your finger? One! The Petzl Attache 3D. Take the old bulky Attache put it on a diet and make the screw gate lighter and you get the only locking Carabiner you will ever use again! –PG Portland setter Lexee

  
BLACK DIAMOND MAGNETRON

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Few carabiners elicit as much intrigue as Black Diamond’s Magnetron. Two magnets and a clever locking mechanism make for hours of entertainment, even when not on the wall! With only a little bit of practice, it’ll become the easiest carabiner that you’ve ever had to operate. – PG San Francisco staffer Ruben

    

PETZL SPIRIT QUICKDRAW

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Have you felt the smooth action of the Spirt quickdraw, if not it will change the way you view the world of sport climbing. The action of the gate is only interrupted by the most satisfying “click” that you only get clipping your rope. – PG Portland staffer Ken

 

HELMETS

CAMP ARMOUR HELMET

CAMP armour copyThe simplest solution is often the most efficient. CAMP took this to heart when designing their Armour helmet. A simple shell that is sure to protect your noggin, without too many moving parts to break. –PG Portland staffer Yetta  

  

PETZL SIROCCO (Bay Area only)

Petzl Sirocco

Ever look into your closet and say to yourself: “Self, I am lacking a bright enough helmet for my vertical endeavors.” If that’s the case, there’s no better fit than the Petzl Sirocco. Not only will you helmet be bright enough to outshine the sun at your local crag, its light weight and minimalist design will keep you light on your toes. – PG San Francisco staffer Joey

 

ORGANIC CRASH PADS

organic padsMade in the good old USA from recycled materials, bold colors and basic designs, Organic crash pads set the standard of excellence when it comes to padding your landing.  – PG San Francisco staffer Carolyn  

  

ORGANIC CHALK BAGS & LUNCH SACKS

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What’s not to love about the Organic Chalkbag. Bonus they are large enough to put a candy bar in for when you need a boost on those long multi-pitch routes. – PG Portland staffer Carrina

 

PG HOODIES

PG Hoodies copyWonderfully soft and super cozy, these hip hoodies are my favorite go to, plus they look super cool too.  Designed in house by Andrew!  – PG staffer Stephanie

  

PG GIFT CARD

Planet Granite gift cards

Still uncertain on what to get your favorite climber?  A gift card is the perfect solution!  Available in any dollar amount from $5-$500, this gift is certain to satisfy.