Welcome to Planet Granite San Francisco

Located in the heart of the Presidio by the Golden Gate Bridge, PG San Francisco boasts not just amazing climbing and bouldering terrain, but fantastic views across Crissy Field. With 25,000 square feet of climbing, a full fitness and cardio area, two yoga studios and top out boldering, PG San Francisco combines the best of climbing, yoga and fitness.

OUR STORY

SF, our third location, filled a need for our members in the city. We found the perfect spot in the Presidio – gorgeous sweeping views of the SF Bay and green wide open spaces on Crissy Field make for a beautiful backdrop to climbing! Built in 2008 in an old airplane hanger, the gym is in a historic building with a unique layout – it has catwalks that take you to the second story fitness and bouldering, as well as high climbing that juts out of the top allowing for views of Alcatraz. Combined with our two beautiful studios for yoga and fitness, PG San Francisco offers signature variety for climbers, athletes, and yogis.

PHOTO GALLERY

MEET OUR STAFF

Joey

Director
BIO

Joey

Director

Pronouns

He/Him

About Me

Hey, I’m Joey, and I’m the new Gym Director for San Francisco. I just recently moved here from Amarillo, TX and am really excited to be back in a city that has great food! I fell in love with climbing way back in 2008 when I worked a season at Rocky Mountain National Park and never looked back. I realized that I wanted to continue a career in this industry when I helped open a large scale bouldering gym in the center of Houston, TX back in 2017. In the short time that I’ve been with PG, I have really enjoyed getting to know members of the gym and first-time guests. You’ll find me behind the front desk during the evenings to work alongside this great staff that is already in place so please feel free to say hey or give me any feedback or ideas you may have.

Contact Info

joey.luna@planetgranite.com

Jesse

Regional Assistant Director of Programs
BIO

Jesse

Regional Assistant Director of Programs

about me

Jesse has a passion for education, climbing, and being outdoors with friends. He started bouldering indoors in 2007 at The Circuit in Portland, OR, then got hooked on sport climbing in 2012 while living near the golden sandstone cliffs of Taiwan. He loves the mental aspects of climbing, especially learning new ways to function better and push harder on lead. Outside of the gym you can usually find him relaxing at a coffee shop, walking around San Francisco, or hiking and sport climbing in the mountains.

Radu

Assistant Director of Instruction
BIO

Radu

Assistant Director of Instruction

pronouns

He/Him

Fun Facts

1. I have an unhealthy obsession with penguins but manage it with doses of bouldering trips and expensive sushi dinners.
2. In reality, I’m just trying to get everyone psyched on climbing and help them discover their own unique passion with the sport.

Courtney

Assistant Director of Retail - SF & Belmont
BIO

Courtney

Assistant Director of Retail - SF & Belmont

pronouns

She/Her

Fun Facts

1. I think my two cats are the best.
2. More than half of my photos are of my cats.
3. I don’t always think about my cats.

classes I teach

Intro to Rope Climbing & Lead with a GriGri

Anna

Marketing & Events Coordinator
BIO

Anna

Marketing & Events Coordinator

pronouns

She/Her

Fun Facts

1. I used to compete in Figure Skating
2. I can sleep through basically any alarm
3. I can make a mean cocktail

Classes I Teach

The occasional Intro to Rope Climbing, but you’ll definitely see me at our Community Events, so come say hi!

Alessandra

Youth Programs Coordinator - SF & Belmont
BIO

Alessandra

Youth Programs Coordinator - SF & Belmont

Pronouns

She/Her

Fun Facts

1. Alessandra began climbing at some point in time.
2. When she’s not outside the gym, she’s inside the gym.
3. You won’t see her in the bouldering room or in the fitness area, and you definitely won’t see her running.

Steve

Supervisor and Instructor
BIO

Steve

Supervisor and Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him

3 Fun Facts

1. Steve would like to use the same bio as last time
2. Loves his daughter
3. Undercover Crusher

Classes I Teach

All of them + Life Lessons

Nick

Supervisor, Retail Coordinator, Coach, Instructor
BIO

Nick

Supervisor, Retail Coordinator, Coach, Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him

Fun Facts

1. Horror Movie Buff
2. Board Game Collector
3. Mental Math Enthusiast

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Kelsey

Supervisor and Coach
BIO

Kelsey

Supervisor and Coach

Pronouns

She/Her

Fun Facts

1. I love to travel
2. My favorite treats are donuts
3. I’m a San Francisco native but have lived in 2 other states in the U.S.
4. Primal Zodiac Animal: Pelican

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Cormac

Supervisor, Coach, Instructor
BIO

Cormac

Supervisor, Coach, Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him

Fun Facts

1. Left-handed, but belays righty
2. Colorblind, so I may ask you what color a hold is
3. My Favorite climb is Grim Reality, V3 in Tahoe. It’s a super rad dihedral finger crack to a perfect hand-jam-sized roof crack, to a gnarly mantle at ~18ft
4. Spiritual Animal: Ibex

Jason

Supervisor, Coach, Instructor
BIO

Jason

Supervisor, Coach, Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him

Fun Facts

1. Grew up in Michigan
2. Taught tennis for 10 years before climbing
3. In school for Masters in Education

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing, Intro to Bouldering

Morgen

Supervisor, Coach, Instructor
BIO

Morgen

Supervisor, Coach, Instructor

Pronouns

She/Her

Fun Facts

1. I’m an amateur woodworker
2. I grew up working with goats and llamas
3. I was on the step team in college

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing, Intro to Bouldering

Rob

Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

Rob

Front Desk and Instructor

Sam

Instructor
BIO

Sam

Instructor

Pronouns

She/Her

Classes I Teach

Intro to Lead A, Intro to Lead B, Intro to Tech A, Intro to Tech B

Abby

Front Desk & Instructor
BIO

Abby

Front Desk & Instructor

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Fun Facts

1. I am a nurse,
2. First-generation American
3. Russian was my first language

Classes I Teach

Intro to Climbing

Tilly

Front Desk & Instructor
BIO

Tilly

Front Desk & Instructor

Pronouns

They/Them/Theirs

Fun Facts

1. I write and perform poetry
2. I love mint oreo ice cream
3. My favorite TV show is Bob’s Burgers (Rick and Morty is a close second).

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Cate

Coach, Instructor, Front Desk
BIO

Cate

Coach, Instructor, Front Desk

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Fun Facts

1. I am in school studying biology at USF
2. My parents taught me to climb soon after I could walk
3. I can wiggle my ears!

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Matt T.

Coach and Instructor
BIO

Matt T.

Coach and Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Fun Facts

1. I’ve seen Blade Runner 10 times. I still don’t get it, but I love me some Sci-Fi.
2. I’ve been to every state, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. Wondering which part of North America I should visit next.
3. I’m a native SFer. I know, weird right?!

Classes I Teach

Intro to Leading A, Intro to Leading B, Technique A, Technique B, Intro to Bouldering, Intro to Climbing

Enrique

Front Desk & Instructor
BIO

Enrique

Front Desk & Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Fun Facts

1. Computer Science student
2. Enjoys trad climbing
3. Enjoys backcountry skiing

Classes I Teach

Crack Clinics (Fundamentals & Advanced)

Mikayla

Front Desk & Instructor
BIO

Mikayla

Front Desk & Instructor

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Fun Facts

1. Croissants are quite possibly my favorite food ever.
2. I’m scared of lighters, and also roosters.
3. I have a million and two hours for you if you start talking to me about Norse Mythology in general, or Neil Gaiman specifically.

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Shaun

Front Desk & Instructor
BIO

Shaun

Front Desk & Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Fun Facts

1. I am a photographer @shaunexplores
2. I have a cute Husky named Luna
3. I road trip somewhere new every weekend in my little camper van

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Satori

Front Desk, Instructor, Event Staff
BIO

Satori

Front Desk, Instructor, Event Staff

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Fun Facts

1. I have traveled to 30 countries
2. I like making sculptures out of books
3. I have a dog named Terminator

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Nick L.

Front Desk, Instructor, Event Staff
BIO

Nick L.

Front Desk, Instructor, Event Staff

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Fun Facts

1. I play guitar
2. I’ve been an actor since I was 10
3. I’m really good at tongue twisters

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Chris

Instructor, Coach, Front Desk
BIO

Chris

Instructor, Coach, Front Desk

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Pronouns

1. I started climbing at age 12
2. I own 6 bikes
3. Forgot how to speak Cantonese

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing, Intro to Bouldering, Intro to Technique A, Intro to Technique B, Intro to Training, Intro to Leading A, Intro to Leading B

Poppe

Front Desk & Instructor
BIO

Poppe

Front Desk & Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Fun Facts

1. Former Mathcounts Champion
2. Goofy and Playful
3. Originally joined PG only for the Yoga

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Cole

Front Desk, Instructor, Coach
BIO

Cole

Front Desk, Instructor, Coach

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Fun Facts

1. I Was an English teacher in Nepal
2. I have exposed nerves on my elbow and if you hit them right I crumple like a rag doll.
3. Tooooo trusting….

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing

Aaron

Front Desk & Instructor
BIO

Aaron

Front Desk & Instructor

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Fun Facts

1. I Know 2 languages
2. Have won An Mcal Title As a coach
3. (-4 Ape Index)

Classes I Teach

Intro to Rope Climbing