Routesetting

Routesetters are at the core of what we do.

With a team of more than 20 setters who have experience ranging from V14 sends to USAC level 5 certifications, the Planet Granite team works hard to provide the best setting around.  Led by Director of Routesetting, West, Brandon Conaway, we are proud to have one of the most skilled and talented groups in the country creating an impressive product for you to enjoy!

The Process

Every week, our setters travel to each gym on different days, strip a section of wall (take down the holds), wash the holds, re-set new routes/problems and then climb and grade each one.  On the weekends, they’re out there putting up first ascents, crushing El Cap and warming up on stuff most of us only dream of climbing.  Next time you see one of our setters, be sure to give them a hearty slap on the back!

The Schedule

In San Francisco, our setters usually set on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. You might see them setting or tweaking a few routes on Fridays too!

We love to hear feedback too! If you have feedback on grades or climbs, free to reach out. This helps us  keep our product the best!

RECENTLY SET

Below are the most recently updated settings.

ROUTESETTERS

ADRIEL

Sunnyvale Head Routesetter
BIO

ADRIEL

Sunnyvale Head Routesetter

about me

Climbing almost 10 years. Route setting for eight. I have enjoyed what climbing has added to my life.

skills

Being able to set fear aside and focus on movement when I need to. Compression.

height: 6’2
APE Index: +3

My Favorite climb, problem or area

The Bowling Pin Boulder

My setting style in three words

open handed goodness

John

Santa Clara Head Routesetter
BIO

John

Santa Clara Head Routesetter

About me

John has always followed his bliss and loves how climbing helps him “get his sparkle on” in the same way as meditation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition, a teacher training cert. in Qigong, and is excited to see how all of his various passions come together to form the masterpiece of his life.

Skills

Power climbing! He really shines on the overhangs and if there’s pinches involved, he’s in Paradise.

Height: 6’0″
APE Index: 6’2″

Your setting style in three words

Challenging, Varied, Fun

ANTONIO

Front Desk and Instructor
BIO

ANTONIO

Front Desk and Instructor

about me

If you don’t see me at the gym, you can find me fishing the California delta, surfing the cleanest waves around or studying at the College of San Mateo. Since working at Planet Granite I have found a new love for climbing, indoors and outdoors, and helping others develop their own skills and passion for climbing.

I started climbing back in 2005. I love it because it gives me a reason to be happy and alive. And I want to share it to others through setting and coaching.

classes

Lead Class and Belay Lesson

Skills

If efficiency is a skill, that might be it. Strengths in climbing: compression and maybe shoulder-intensive type of climbing.

Height: 5’8″
APE Index: +4

My Favorite climb, problem or area

My favorite place to climb is Bishop,CA.

My setting style in three words

Flow and Tension

Gavin

Routesetter
BIO

Gavin

Routesetter

about me

Introduced to climbing via his older brother, Gavin quickly became enveloped in the community. Hailing from the unique sandstone enclave of Castle Rock State Park, every facet of the climbing experience has now become a passion. These passions continue to develop and grow, bringing him to new places and familiar ones as well.

skills

Squeezing!

Height: 6′
APE Index: even

My Favorite climb, problem or area

There are too many to compile a list. However, with a trip to Fontainebleau next year, this could change.

My setting style in three words

Powerful, Tensional, Interesting