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

Email: Evan Pearce

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 - Operations
BIO

David Snell

Assistant Director - Operations

Email: David Snell

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

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.

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

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

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