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Planet Granite Announces December 1st Opening of New Climbing Gym in Fountain Valley, CA


Membership Pre-Sales and Day-Passes Now Available for the New 30,000 Square-Foot Facility Offering Area Residents a Variety of Bouldering, Yoga and Fitness Classes

(PRUnderground) November 26th, 2019

El Cap, one of the largest operators of indoor climbing facilities in the U.S., announced an opening date of December 1st at 12p.m. PST for its new Planet Granite Fountain Valley location. This new facility features custom-designed bouldering terrain, strength and cardio fitness zones, a yoga studio and a training area complete with systems boards and hydraulic campus boards. In addition, Planet Granite features original artwork by local artist, Max Mcilwee (@art_qbik)

In anticipation of the opening, Orange County residents in the Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach area, who are already a Planet Granite Fountain Valley member or are looking to become a member can join the Member Sneak Peek and Climb scheduled from 10a.m. 4p.m. on November 30, 2019.

Planet Granite will have multiple features which help foster community within the facility. Along with communal areas for people to use as social lounges and workspaces, the gym will also host a full lineup of adult and youth climbing classes, and a fully-stocked gear shop with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Like its sister facilities, Planet Granite will cater to participants of all abilities from competitive athletes to weekend adventurers and families.

“This is a great time to be a climber in Orange County,” says Do Nguyen, director of Planet Granite Fountain Valley. “Our new members are forging an amazing, community-driven team where everyone from novice to expert is supported and encouraged to join.”

The Planet Granite gym is located at 18030 New Hope Street which offers guests convenient access to the 405 and is an ideal location for climbing enthusiasts in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, and Newport Beach.

Opening Event Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 27

11a.m. Press Tour (director interviews, photo ops)

  • Saturday, Nov. 30

Last day of member presale and day pass sale

10a.m. 4p.m. Member Only Sneak Peek + Climb (can purchase memberships at event)

  • Sunday, Dec. 1 @ 12p.m. Planet Granite Fountain Valley opens to the public!

  • Saturday, Dec 14 Grand Opening Party (more details to come)

Presales (all offers end at midnight on November 22).

For day pass and membership information as well as a full course schedule, please visit

About El Cap

El Cap is committed to growing the climbing community through a shared vision for outstanding customer service, inspirational designs, and highly engaged communities. El Cap gyms feature bouldering, top-roping and lead climbing, as well as amenities like yoga studios, functional fitness, and cardio zones, and retail pro shops. Presently, El Cap is represented in greater Washington D.C., San Francisco, Denver, Orange County, and Portland under the brand names of Earth Treks, Planet Granite, and Movement Climbing + Fitness. Learn more at

Press Contact

Name: Tori Barnett
Phone: 303.669.6779

Original Press Release.

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