If you're looking to climb in the Bay Area without crazy crowds, Planet Granite Belmont is the place to go. Located on the Peninsula away from the booming tech companies in San Francisco and the South Bay, Planet Granite Belmont boasts emptier walls than its other locations in San Francisco and Sunnyvale.
What Makes It Great
Located in the renovated Belmont Theater, the second Planet Granite location has much to offer: over 19,000 sq. feet of climbing, walls up to 50 feet tall, fitness classes galore, and a dedicated retail space for your immediate gear needs. Routes and boulder problems are re-set on a weekly basis. A plethora of classes are offered to help up your climbing game.
If you get lucky, you may run into climbers like Alex Honnold who occasionally drop by the Planet Granite gyms. New to the Bay Area or rock climbing? Planet Granite provides a fun, friendly and open environment to meet other climbers. With Singles & Swingers nights every second Thursday of the month and an active presence on the Climbfind app, it's easy to make new climbing friends. The gym is situated on El Camino Road, within a 15 minute walk of two Caltrain stations and five minutes off Highway 101. For post-climbing grub, stop by Jack's Prime Burgers for milkshakes and micro-brews. Looking to transition from the gym to an outdoor crag? The Peninsula location is within an hour’s drive from Bay Area climbing destinations like Castle Rock State Park, Indian Rock, and Cragmont.
Who is Going to Love It
New to climbing? Try the Beginner Rock Climbing course. Want to get super strong? Try the Power and Endurance class. If you're not into climbing, a variety of yoga and fitness classes are offered, including Cardio Core & More, exclusive to Belmont. The gym also hosts a climbing team, birthday parties, corporate events, climbing competitions and fundraisers.