Planet Granite will rock your body

January 21, 2010 — by Jordan Waite

As soon as you explore the Planet Granite rock climbing gym in Sunnyvale, the massive facility really does feel out of this world. Not only are there climbing walls in every direction, there is a complete weight training area with rows of treadmills and elliptical machines and a large outside area with more climbing. Planet Granite is a great place for a full-body workout, a fun activity with friends, and relaxing yoga.

The Sunnyvale Planet Granite facility is one of the largest climbing gyms in the country, with more than 25,000 square feet of climbing and bouldering. It is artfully designed to provide rock climbing routes for a wide range of skill levels from beginners to even the most experienced climbers.

The gym offers both indoor and outdoor climbing with 119 top ropes reaching up to 60-feet heights. The different sections of the gym are re-routed regularly, so that visitors will never run out of new things to climb.There are also over 20 hand-carved cracks designed to make climbers feel like they are on real rocks.

“It’s really easy to get addicted to climbing,” said Anderson. “It’s also a great workout.”

A day-pass at Planet Granite is only $18, which grants access to all their facilities, including the full weight room. There are also 10-day passes that can be purchased for $160, and there is a student rate of $13, which is offered on weekdays before 5 p.m. Planet Granite also has great membership plans, including a full access membership or a fitness only membership. The student full access membership requires a $35 initiation fee and costs $53 per month.

Classes and workshops teaching a variety of subjects from the basics of rock climbing to yoga are available for a fee, but some free clinics are also offered.

Planet Granite is the perfect place to achieve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and flexibility. The extremely large facility has a complete weight room in addition to one of the top indoor rock climbing centers in the nation. The saunas in the locker rooms and the yoga classes leave you refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your day. Whether you go to Planet Granite hoping to learn the basics of rock climbing, to get a workout or to have a great time, you will leave wanting more.

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