About Santa Clara

Welcome to Planet Granite Sunnyvale!

Welcome to Planet Granite Sunnyvale! With over 28,000 square feet of climbing, PG Sunnyvale has up to 60-foot high walls with over 200 top rope and lead routes, including steep lead terrain and hand-carved cracks. In addition to offering a full yoga program, cardio and fitness, PG Sunnyvale also has an outdoor bouldering area, F10 Fitness and cycling classes.


Planet Granite Sunnyvale opened in 2006, when we realized we had outgrown our first Santa Clara facility. Dreaming big, and recognizing a new need for even more fitness and yoga facilities alongside climbing, we planned Sunnyvale as our largest gym to date! When it opened with 25,000 square feet of terrain, Planet Granite helped usher in a new era of gym climbing.Since then, we’ve continued to expand our offerings, adapting to the needs of our members. On Sunnyvale’s first birthday, we expanded our top rope terrain to include a chamber (now a members’ favorite) known as the Ice Box. Two years later, we ripped out the outside bouldering and replaced it with fun stemming terrain and steep hard walls, bringing our total climbing space up to 28,600 square feet. More recent improvements focused on our interior: adding skylights, reducing our energy footprint, and most recently, creating additional lifting space for our F10 athletes and members.



Kyle Hernandez

Gym Director

Kyle Hernandez

Gym Director


Fun Facts

  1. I have a +6 wingspan.
  2. My best friend is a dingo.
  3. I helped open Planet Granite Portland.

Primal Astrology: Jellyfish

John Dennery (JD)

Head Setter

Setter Tag


About me

John has always followed his bliss and loves how climbing helps him “get his sparkle on” in the same way as meditation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition, a teacher training cert. in Qigong, and is excited to see how all of his various passions come together to form the masterpiece of his life.


Power climbing! He really shines on the overhangs, and if there’re pinches involved, he’s in Paradise.

Height: 6’0″
APE Index: 6’2″

Your setting style in three words

Challenging, Varied, Fun