Route Setting

Indoor climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and at its heart is the route setter - the person whose job is to arrange holds onto the wall to create challenges for climbers. The route setter is part architect, part designer and part choreographer who has to draw upon creativity and ingenuity to create appealing, engaging and sometimes devious problems that test both the physical and mental faculties of the climber.

  • WORKSHOP: Route Setting for Coaching

    The BMC Route Setting for Coaching workshop is for anyone route setting or wishes to route set at climbing walls. Anyone who does some coaching and wants to improve their route setting ability in developing technical climbing problems will benefit from the workshop. Participants need to be able to onsight 6b and boulder up to V3 comfortably. BMC members benefit from discounted course fees. All courses are booked through Mountain Training website.

  • Routesetting Pathway (Coming Soon)

Routesetting Documents

WATCH: Routesetter with Alexander Lemal

At the UK’s oldest dedicated climbing wall in the heart of London's East End is Alexander Lemel, who is at the vanguard of a new wave of routesetters committed to pushing this exciting growing profession forward. Routesetter tells the story of those who have helped shape the sport.

WATCH: BMC Route Setting Workshop