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Bouldering Youth Regional Championship

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Climbing Corner, Climbing Team, Gym Events, Youth | 0 comments

Bouldering Youth Regional Championship

PRG WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015 UNTIL 6PM TO HOST THE USA CLIMBING BOULDERING YOUTH REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.   On Saturday December 12, 2015 youth from all over the Cascade Region will converge upon PRG to take part in the epic USA Climbing Bouldering Youth Regional Championship! Have a participant headed to the Regional Championship? Download the Cascadia Regional Championship Information sheet. Interested in volunteering? Volunteers are needed for numerous jobs and your help is greatly appreciated. Regional volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, lunch on PRG that day,...

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Back to School! Back to PRG!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Climbing Corner, Climbing Team, Gym Deals, Youth | 0 comments

Back to School! Back to PRG!

Did you miss us this Summer? We missed you! If you took the Summer off, it’s time to get back to climbing! Our afterschool youth programs are designed to give young climbers between the ages of 6 -18 a chance to learn and improve climbing skills. It’s a cool way to connect with other climbers while staying fit. Enrollment is on a monthly basis and will be at the start of each month. See more information and sign up today!

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New to climbing?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Climbing Corner, Featured, Gym Deals, How To | 0 comments

New to climbing?

Is this your first time climbing? Check out all the great opportunities we’ve got to get you comfortable on the rock walls! Be sure to visit our FAQ page to answer all the questions you might have about beginning your rock climbing adventure! Then be sure to check out our introductory classes and clinics to get started on learning the ropes…

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Catching up with Ryan Palo

Posted by on Oct 16, 2009 in Climbing Corner | Comments Off on Catching up with Ryan Palo

On September 10, 2009, I sat down at The Standard with local hard-man and ex-PRG staffer Ryan Palo, to get the low-down on his latest climbing exploits.  Here’s what he had to say… T – Most folks reading this probably know you from your days setting routes at the PRG…what are you doing now? R – Well, since leaving the PRG I’ve been working on finishing up my post-bacc in accounting.  Currently I work as an intern at CMS, a heavy equipment manufacturer, in their accounts finance department.  I know it sounds boring, but the company and the people are great, which really makes a 40-hour...

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One on one with Marcus Donaldson

Posted by on Aug 8, 2009 in Climbing Corner | Comments Off on One on one with Marcus Donaldson

On Dec. 8, 2004 I had the pleasure of interviewing PRG member Marcus Donaldson, over breakfast at the J&M Café in Southeast Portland. The sun was bright, the coffee bottomless, and after a few minutes of off-the-record chit-chat, we got down to business… T – You’ve been climbing for about 12 years…how’d you get started? M – I was in Arizona, and I met a fellow from Switzerland…and he wasn’t really that passionate about it, but he had the skills, so I begged him every sunny day, which was a lot in Arizona, to go out and take me on routes and show me how to do...

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