Planet Granite

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In a Nutshell

Staff compose new challenging trails & bouldering paths every 8-10 weeks in three gyms with up to 25,000 ft. of climbing surface

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Promotional value expires Dec 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Belay lessons are not available on Wednesdays. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with today's Groupon to Planet Granite. This deal is valid at three locations in Belmont, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale. Choose from the following options:

  • For $34, you get a one-day climbing package for two (a $68 value), which includes the following:
    • Beginner belay lesson with gear (a $34 value/person)
    • One temporary belay card and one-day pass each

  • For $50, you get a multi-day climbing package for two (up to a $118 total value), which includes the following:
    • Beginner belay lesson with gear (a $34 value/person)
    • One temporary belay card and one-day pass each
    • One additional day pass (up to a $19 value/person)
    • Additional day of shoe and harness rental (a $6 value/person)

Belay lessons are available every day except Wednesday.

Planet Granite's flock of gravity-defying route setters decorate three area gyms with up to 25,000 square feet of new challenging top-rope and belay surfaces every 8-10 weeks. On each climbers' inaugural visit, belay class instructors endow scramblers with proper footwear, harnesses, and the basics of managing their partners' ropes for alpine marionette shows. Freshly certified belayers spend the remaining day ascending up to 60-foot top-rope routes and testing their solo strengths on an assortment of unclipped bouldering routes. After completing a mandatory belay lesson, returning climbers are free to conquer the crag across all three Planet Granite locations or avoid commuter traffic by climbing over buildings on their ways to work.

Planet Granite's Belmont location sprinkles climbers across up to 50 feet of top-rope routes and two bouldering areas, while the San Francisco location's 115 routes provide ample views of its second-story bouldering area. Planet Granite's largest location in Sunnyvale features 119 routes reaching up to 60 feet, 20 hand-carved cracks, and a life-size mural of George Washington climbing his own nose at Mount Rushmore.

Planet Granite's rates fluctuate throughout the week.

Planet Granite

When the climbers of Planet Granite say that community anchors everything they do, they have a history of outreach to back it up. After Castle Rock State Park appeared on California’s closure list, Planet Granite’s team quickly organized a fundraiser to save the sanctuary. They pledged $10,000 in matching funds, put together an auction, scheduled guest speakers, and obtained support from companies like REI. In one night, they raised $20,725. This kind of response has been the norm for Planet Granite’s team since they opened in 1994.

One of the first climbing gyms in the country, Planet Granite has expanded to four locations in Belmont, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale and Portland. Each gym features a diverse array of climbing resources which led Popsugar to name the gym conglomerate one of the top five in San Francisco in 2011. At the San Francisco location, members scale 25,000 square feet of climbable surfaces that include top out bouldering areas to 50-foot walls.

In keeping with their commitment to community, the staff tailors instruction and climbing routes to every ability level. They also supervise each gyms’ fully equipped fitness centers, including yoga, which provides a peaceful counterbalance to the full-body workout of rock climbing.

Customer Reviews

This is a very nice gym, albeit crowded on weekend days and after work as are most gyms in any city. It also has a decent free weight area for Crossfit, or other style, workouts. However, many folks that climb there don't seem to realize that others climb there at the same time as evidenced by walking under lead ropes, top ropes. Common curtesy seems to be a thing of the past for many.
Mike I. · 2 days ago
Great rock climbing and very nice workout area. I'd give it a 5 star if I had someone available to belay me during the day. Used it while my son was home from college and we came back from climbing in J Trees.
Mike D. · 7 days ago
The experience has been great! The people who work their are courteous, friendly , and responsive . The equipment is top notch and the location is epic!!!! The only negative is the dry sauna which doesn't get too hot at times. I ended up joining the gym after the Groupon . Cheers
Chris A. · February 2, 2017
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    924 Mason St.

    San Francisco, California 94129

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    100 El Camino Real

    Belmont, California 94002

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    815 Stewart Dr.

    Sunnyvale, California 94085

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