We make holds for people that love to climb, but route setters make climbing possible. Though Support Your Local Route Setter has taken on different forms over the years, its purpose remains to inspire and educate commercial setting professionals.
Youth Competition Setting With Joey Jannsen
Route Setting as Product Design With Ward Byrum
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.
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Setting High Risk Boulders With Chris LoCrasto
Route Setting With Shane Messer
With 15 locations to manage and counting, Shane Messer, Central Rock Gym’s Director of Route Setting has had a lot of experience training setters for work at a commercial gym. He passed his knowledge and experience on at our first Support Your Local Route Setter clinic where setters focused on the most important aspects of commercial setting.
2016 — 2018
Great competitions can’t happen without exceptional route setting to create memorable moments for climbers and audiences. Rock Candy sponsored competitions around North America by sending a complete set of our newest series to keep route setters inspired.