BMC Route Setting Workshop

Posted by Jonathan Garside on 20/03/2015
Time to get creative with those holds!

If you want to learn about the fundamentals of route setting, then we've got the workshop for you!

The BMC Route Setting workshop is for anyone new to setting or who already sets at climbing walls.

Developed by route setters Rob Napier and Ian Dunn, the workshop is appropriate for a wide range of people, including teachers who want to set problems to teach different techniques, coaches seeking to widen their skills and climbing wall staff.

The do’s and don’ts of good route setting are discussed and how to set interesting climbs for young people is a key part of the day. The workshop is very practical in nature, with participants setting grade specific problems and traverses.

Participants will receive feedback on their setting, and how subtle modifications can improve the climbing experience or create something very different.

When set well, routes and problems have a positive impact upon a climber's development. The workshop will broaden participant knowledge and provide valuable personal and professional development. Anyone involved in coaching and instructing climbing will benefit from attending.

Whilst the setting of both routes and boulder problems is covered, setting at height using ropes is not. Instead, the workshop focuses on how to set interesting problems and routes to develop techniques. Other courses are available that look at working at height.

However, as the workshop is very practical  in nature, safe working practices and some Health and Safety information is discussed.

To get the most out of the workshop participants should be able to boulder V3 and climb 6b routes.

Route Setting workshop joining instructions

See our current list of BMC Route Setting workshops HERE

Book online HERE

Watch BMC Route Setting Workshop on BMC TV


We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

Did you know that we've just launched a new U27 membership offer for just £1 / month? And with full membership from £1.66 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work: 

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Are there more dates for 2019?
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Hello, are there any dates after June/July 2021? The link doesn’t take you anywhere. Many thanks, Emilio.

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