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INTRODUCTION TO ROUTE SETTING

5:1 participant to instructor ratio, £120

This course is a boulder setting course.


Introduction to Route setting is a 1-day course aimed at climbers who have an interest in route setting and a passion for climbing.


Whether you have a view to becoming a professional route setter in the future or a desire to improve your own climbing by broadening your understanding of climbing movement, this is the course for you.

 

It is a hands-on day with plenty of time dedicated to route setting, testing and discussion. This course gives you the chance to experiment and set the moves you've always dreamed of.


Course content includes:

  • Lots of route setting and testing time.

  • Discussion and coaching on your setting skills.

  • Hold attachment.

  • Hold Selection (we run our courses at locations with state of the art holds).

  • Fundamental route setting techniques.

  • An introduction to creative route setting techniques.

  • Equipment and tool usage.

  • Route setter safety.

Course Prerequisites

  • The ability to climb a minimum of V3

  • An interest in learning about route setting

  • Minimum age of 18


Upon completion of this course, you should be proficient in setting boulder problems that are safe, flowing, aesthetically pleasing and a joy to climb.

After the course you will be provided with a report which gives you feedback and outlines a pathway to help you progress your route setting further.

 

ADVANCED ROUTE SETTING

5:1 participant to instructor ratio, £130

 

This course is a boulder setting course.

 

Advanced Route Setting is a 1-day course aimed at people who have completed our Intro to Route Setting course or those who have route setting experience gained elsewhere.

 

This course will equip participants with the skills needed to take their setting to the next level whether that be commercially or for their own enjoyment.

 

The course will focus on advanced setting techniques and creativity as well as the appropriate use of holds and volumes for a given situation.


 

Course content includes:

  • The introduction of advanced route setting techniques

  • Creative movement workshop

  • Hold and Volume selection and application

  • Forcing moves and sequences

  • Grading climbs and setting for all abilities

  • Testing - the art of perfecting our climbs

  • In-depth tool usage and organisation

  • Dealing with problems

 

Course Prerequisites

  • Have attended our Intro to route setting course or have substantial route setting experience gained elsewhere

  • The ability to climb V3 and have an understanding of climbing movement and techniques

  • Minimum age of 18

Upon completion of this course, you should have gained a deep understanding of the route setting skills and techniques required to create aesthetically pleasing, mentally engaging technical boulder problems that are great to climb.

 

After the course you will be provided with a report which gives you feedback and outlines a pathway to help you progress your route setting further.

COMMERCIAL ROUTE SETTING

5:1 participant to instructor ratio, £150

This course is a boulder setting course.

 

This is a one day course aimed at those who work as part of an in-house route setting team or as freelance professional route setters. This course incorporates advanced drills, exercises and ideas on how to improve your route setting, along with focusing on how to incorporate these ideas to add value to your work in a commercial environment.

This course will focus on what climbing centres need from their route setters, ways to increase engagement and interest for customers as well as how to make your route setting inclusive for a wide range of people.

 

Course content includes:

  • Adding interest and diversity to your setting

  • Setting to a brief

  • Evaluating current setting and how it can be improved

  • How to set inclusive problems for a wide range of people

  • How to increase efficiency

  • Dealing with issues

 

Course Prerequisites

  • Be part of an in-house route setting team

  • Be working, or looking to work as a freelance professional route setter

  • The ability to climb V4 and have an understanding of climbing technique and movement

  • Minimum age of 18

Upon completion of this course you should have a deep understanding of the many elements that must be considered when setting in a commercial environment. This knowledge should allow you to increase the quality of your setting and add value to the walls that you work at.

 

After the course you will be provided with a report on your setting that highlights where you performed well and where you could improve, along with outlining a pathway to help you improve your route setting further.

COMPETITION ROUTE SETTING

3:1 participant to instructor ratio, £295

This course is a boulder setting course.

This is a 2 day course that involves the full start-to-finish organisation and running of a bouldering competition. This course will also have involvement from a guest instructor with national competition experience.

 

The course will focus on all parts of setting that are specific to competitions, ranging from setting tips for exciting, crowd-pleasing boulders to the logistics of running a successful competition.

Course Content Includes

  • How to set exciting, competition style boulders

  • How best to use modern holds and volumes

  • How to judge an appropriate level of difficulty for qualifiers and finals

  • Logistics of how to run a high-quality competition

  • How to work in a team to perfect a boulder

  • The organisation, over two days, of a qualifying round and finals for male and females

 

Course Prerequisites:

  • 2 or more years of regular setting as part of an in house team

  • 18 months or more experience as a freelance professional

  • The ability to climb V5 and an in-depth understanding of complex climbing technique and movement patterns

 

Upon completion of this course you will have a good understanding of the elements of route setting that are specific to competitions and will have had the opportunity to put all you learned into practice with the organisation of a competition.

 

After the course you will be provided with a report on your performance, highlighting areas in which you performed well, where you could improve and laying out a pathway for you to improve when setting subsequent events. This report will also include feedback from the guest instructor with national competition experience.

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