On August 7th Planet Granite San Francisco hosted the 4th annual ASCA Live Auction Fundraiser.  To support the American Safe Climbing Association as part of our PG Gives Back program, Planet Granite pledged to match up to $20,000 of all donations made between the August 1st and 15th.

When the night came to an end,
a total of $ 8471 was raised for the ASCA.

Over the next few days more online donations poured in,
and the final count was over 24k!

With the 20k match from Planet Granite,
we beat our goal from last year
with over $44,000 dollars raised for the ASCA!

This means to date, Planet Granite has helped raise
over $140,000 for the ASCA since 2009.
We are proud to support such a great organization!

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guest speaker Chris Sharma at PG SF

As folks arrived to find a seat, they were greeted by tables filled up with prizes, local cold brew coffee Flux on tap, cases of Napa wine to accompany every purchase, and most importantly, the guest of honor Chris Sharma was in the house for a special presentation.

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Perusing the overly stuffed auction item table!

The highlights of the auction included the bidding for the newly released GoPro Hero3, a special edition Timbuk2 messenger bag with the PG Logo and not surprisingly, an autographed photograph of Mr. Chris Sharma himself.   The audience went crazy when free Prana chalk bags, water bottles and cliff bars were thrown out into the crowd.  Excitement was high and every dollar spent was going towards a great cause!

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Packed house

It’s a truly special moment when a community comes together and makes an effort to bring about a positive change to the environment.  Spending time in the mountains is a rare gift awarded to all of us in the rock climbing community. Planet Granite is grateful to the friends that came out to the event and made donations to support the ASCA.  See you next year!


In addition to the donations from Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, SuperTopo, BigUpProductions, Metoilius, Prana, LuluLemon and Adobe, a ton of small businesses from the Bay area stepped up and were happy to participate. Special thanks to Lola Kay vineyards, Flux Coffee, Lombardi Sports, The Priest Station Café, Escape Campervans, Sports Basement, Sky Dive Hollister, House of Air, Huckberry, Fixed Hardware, Timbuk2, Aqua Surf Shop, Chateau Montelena and Go Kart Racer for their generous contributions.

Special thanks to everyone who donated!  For more photos, check out our Facebook Page.

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A good snapshot of what the ASCA does. Would you want to climb on the bolts on the left, or the shiny new ones on the right? 🙂

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PG SF staff with Chris Sharma!

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Auctioneers Patty and Mitch with Asst Manager Nick at the auction table

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guest speaker and founder of the ASCA, Chris McNamara

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ASCA Director Greg Barnes (left) shaking hands with Sharma

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Huge thanks to the team who put this show together: Patty, Jackie and Jeff.

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Thanks Boone Speed for donating such an amazing photo to be used for our poster!


Thanks to everyone who donated to the event!




Sender Films

SkyDive Hollister

Chaya San Francisco

Patxi’s San Francisco

Jacqui Rowley

Hans Florine


Psoas Massage & Bodywork

Big Stone Publishing

GoKart Racer


Mike Crow

BigUp Productions

Chris McNamara


Corey Rich

Lulu Lemon

Chateau Montelena

Escape Campervans

Aqua Surf Shop


The TacoShop at Underdogs

Mountain Hardware

Burgess Wine from Napa Valley


House of Air


Lombardi Sports

Scratch Labs in Boulder,CO

Hood River Coffee

Arno Ilgner

The TechShop


Flux Coffee

Fixe Hardware

Seven Stills in San Francisco

ThinkTank Photo


Presidio Sport and Medicine

Gsports Physical Therapy

Dandelion Chocolate

Eryn Lauckern CMT

Mission Workshop

Outback Adventures

Recycle Resoles in Marin

De La Fountain

Accelerate Sports Medicine

Team of 2: Kris Peters and Justen Sjong

Steve Dawson

Roaring Mouse Cycles

Priest Station Café and Denise Anker

Conrad Anker

Alex Matus

GoKart Racer

Miki Marvel

Todd Offenbacher