As indoor climbing continues to grow into its own self-sufficient ecosystem, it becomes less important for indoor routes to mimic outdoor movement at all times. This has led to the rise of the dyno climb, or what some call “parkour climbing” or “skate-style”.
Every problem has its place. During this free SYLRS clinic with Jeremy Ho, setters focused on the intentionality behind routes and movements, and how each climb has to fit into the larger setting plan for a gym to help climbers learn and progress.
As the Director of Routesetting at Earth Treks Climbing Centers, Ward Byrum understands that for climbing gyms, your routes are your products. Ward led a two-day clinic which covered everything from visual aesthetics to creating routes with specific climber personas in mind.Watch Event Recap
Youth competitions are a great source for community engagement and event income for gyms, but they can be a lot to manage. These events usually require a total gym reset and meticulous route ordering. Climbs need to work for youth competitors and then the gym’s regular climbers afterwards.