“We have an extremely supportive membership base in and around Sunnyvale. This is the perfect opportunity to provide those members with more climbing, and share our love for climbing and fitness with the larger community in Santa Clara.”
—Robert Cohen, CEO of Planet Granite and Earth Treks
Specs: 30,000-square-foot bouldering gym will feature 14-foot walls and also offer yoga and fitness classes. The gym will have Kilter and Tension boards, along with a weightlifting area, cardio equipment, and a gear shop. The gym is tied to history, as the first gym of the Planet Granite chain opened in Santa Clara in 1994 but eventually moved to Sunnyvale, California. According to a press release, the creation of the new Santa Clara Planet Granite was specifically due to the “overwhelming popularity of rock climbing and bouldering in the South Bay area.” The facility will be part of the El Cap family of gyms, and the aforementioned Planet Granite in Sunnyvale will remain open.