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 Bay Area Director of Setting Bret Johnston and Portland Head Setter Josh Haynes (PDX), 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.  Not to mention, 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 the Bay Area, our setters usually set on the following days:

Monday: San Francisco & Sunnyvale
Tuesday: San Francisco & Sunnyvale
Wednesday: San Francisco & Belmont
Thursday: San Francisco & Sunnyvale 
Friday: Belmont

In Portland, our setters work Monday-Thursday.

To meet the routesetters and see what has been most recently set at your location, click on your gym at the bottom of the page!

Feedback

We value feedback from our members.  Please let us know what you think of the climb and the grade!  This helps us keep our product the best.