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.

OUR STORY

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.

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MEET OUR STAFF

Evan Pearce

Gym Director
BIO

Evan Pearce

Gym Director

evan@planetgranite.com

about me

    Evan has been utilizing an analytical mind and honed problem-solving skills for over ten years, to improve his climbing ability and accomplish ever more challenging goals, at the crag, on the boulders and in the mountains. At Planet Granite, he loves nothing more than to bring those same skills to bear on efforts to improve the climbing abilities, safety skills and fun levels of new and experienced climbers alike.

SKILLS
Evan’s greatest strength in climbing is a high tolerance for suffering.

Position: Gym Director

David Snell

Assistant Director of Operations
BIO

David Snell

Assistant Director of Operations

1.  I’ve been chased by a wild buffalo.
2. I was on a competitive jump roping team in elementary school.
3.  If bananas all of a sudden went extinct, I’d be very happy.

Primal Astrology: Cheetah

Sabrina Dawson

Assistant Director of Instruction
BIO

Sabrina Dawson

Assistant Director of Instruction

1.  I was actually named after Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
2. I can quote most of “The Devil Wears Prada.”
3.  For most of my life, I didn’t know that pickles were just pickled cucumbers.

Primal Astrology: Crane

Lucas

Assistant Director - Retail
BIO

Lucas

Assistant Director - Retail

Fun Facts

  1. I was born at Planet Granite.
  2. I don’t have any siblings.
  3. My favorite food is sushi.

Primal Astrology: Seal

Position: Assistant Director of Retail

Roxanne

Marketing Coordinator & Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Roxanne

Marketing Coordinator & Front Desk | Instructor

About Me

I got hooked on climbing sophomore year of college in Santa Cruz. At the gym I found a supportive community that helped push me to become a more powerful climber. Many of the climbers I met shared my passion for the outdoors. I love hiking, camping, and laying on the beach (or anywhere the sun is shining).
Outside of climbing and the outdoors I like to draw, paint, and check out different art exhibits. I also enjoy baking bread, attempting to solve riddles, and hearing new jokes!

Skills

I enjoy working with others and encouraging climbers up whatever route they’re working on. Personally, I like stemmy routes. They make me think and they challenge my balancing skills.

JJ Jancek

Supervisor
BIO

JJ Jancek

Supervisor

Fun Facts

  1. Real good at melee.
  2. Real bad at yoga.
  3. ZoMg LoVe OuTdOoRs AnD sPoRtS!.

Primal Astrology: Cricket

Position: Supervisor, Front Desk, Instructor

Marcie

Youth Programs Coordinator
BIO

Marcie

Youth Programs Coordinator

1.  I was born with 3 wisdom teeth instead of 4.
2. My patronus is a shrew.
3.  I am enthusiastic about paper planners & use Passion Planner daily.

Primal Astrology: Beaver

Jay

Supervisor | Instructor
BIO

Jay

Supervisor | Instructor

1. At 20 yrs old, he has moved 18x all over California.
2. Thinks lemon-lime Gatorade is green.
3. Roller-coaster fanatic. His favorite coasters are at Six Flags: X2 followed by Superman: Escape from Krypton.

Primal Astrology: Walrus

Troy

Retail Coordinator | Supervisor
BIO

Troy

Retail Coordinator | Supervisor

1. I love Jiu Jitsu.
2. All I do is chew bubble gum and climb projects and I’m all out of bubble gum.
3. I have 3 cats.

Primal Astrology: Pufferfish

Johnny

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Johnny

Front Desk | Instructor

I did not major in wine (Viticulture and Enology) at Cornell University, but I feel like I should have.
2. I did not actually go to Cornell University.
3. The 2002 Charles Shaw Shiraz, more commonly known as “Two Buck Chuck,” beat out 2,300 other wines to win a prestigious double gold medal at the 28th Annual International Eastern Wine Competition.

Primal Astrology: Doberman Pinscher

Rylee

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Rylee

Front Desk | Instructor

1.  I rescue reptiles and I do reptile shows for kids.
2. I’ve never drank soda before.
3.  Resident plant god.

Primal Astrology: Butterfly

Allie

Supervisor | Retail Coordinator
BIO

Allie

Supervisor | Retail Coordinator

1. I dropped out of school because I was spending more time climbing than going to class (sorry mom)
2. I have visited 15 countries! Most recently, Thailand. Next up, South Africa.
3. I will stop to pet ALL of the dogs.

Primal Astrology: Honey Badger

Denise

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Denise

Front Desk | Instructor

1. Casual MtG player. No commander, please!
2. Can play select songs on the melodica and the recorder.
3. DM’ed a one shot all-bard D&D campaign. Spoiler: They didn’t survive.

Primal Astrology: Llama

James

Lead Supervisor
BIO

James

Lead Supervisor

Fun Facts

  1. I started climbing and skiing at the age of two.
  2. My two favorite bands are the Grateful Dead and Tool.
  3. I’ve stopped four lanes of traffic to save two dogs.

Primal Astrology: Axoltl

Position: Lead Supervisor

Derek

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Derek

Front Desk | Instructor

Fun Facts

  1. I encompass and I eclipse.
  2. I once rode a pterodactyl through the Taj Mahal.
  3. I met the one penguin in Alaska.

Primal Astrology: Firefly

Position: Front desk/Instructor

Sasha

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Sasha

Front Desk | Instructor

1.    I don’t like caramel.
2.    I’m non-binary and my pronouns are they/them.
3.    I unicycled to school for 4 years.

I don’t do astrology

Taya

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Taya

Front Desk | Instructor

1. I love skiing, scuba diving, climbing, & mountain biking.
2. I train & compete horses.
3. I love stormy weather.

Primal Astrology: Firefly

Josiah

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Josiah

Front Desk | Instructor

1. I build keyboards for people around the world
2. Used to be on a Pro CS:GO Team
3. I love cheesecake

Primal Astrology: I’m a pit bull?

Kevin

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Kevin

Front Desk | Instructor

1.  My spirit animal is a seahorse but the ocean scares me. Go figure?
2. I have a love hate relationship with pizza & ice cream.
3.  I love everything alpine.

Primal Astrology: Seahorse

Justin E.

Front Desk | Instructor
BIO

Justin E.

Front Desk | Instructor

1. In the 4th grade I ate turtle food on a dare, and my friends still make fun of me for it.
2. I play Spikeball every Tuesday, let me know if you want to play!
3. On my first trip to Bishop, I was staying in my car and I locked myself out in the middle of the night.

Primal Astrology: Woodpecker

Arjay

Front Desk | Instructor | Coach
BIO

Arjay

Front Desk | Instructor | Coach

Fun Facts

  1. I’ve never finished a stick of chapstick, ever!
  2. If I were a pasta noodle I’d be a Cavatappi.
  3. I don’t get sunburnt.

Primal Astrology: Salamander

Position: Front Desk, Instructor, Head Rock Monkey’s Coach