Route Setters

Nathan “NattyGray”
(Routesetting Manager)

Since May 24, 2007
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 175
Ape Index: even
Climbing Since: 2002
Setting Since: 2006
Climbing Style: Up?
Setting Philosophy: Take holds off the wall, put clean ones back on (preferably fresh shapes of matching color and origin). It better look as good as it climbs.
Jamie “G-Child”
(RJ1 Head Routesetter / Instructor)

Since September 9, 2011
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 132
Ape Index: Even
Climbing Since: 2004
Setting Since: 2010
Climbing Style: Overhanging with a rope. Rifle, Red River Gorge, etc…
Setting Philosophy: I try to mimic the outdoor experience as much as possible. Footholds are usually plentiful and I try not to set awkward movement. I strive to make the climber move naturally on the walls.
Keith “North Side”
(RJ2 Head Routesetter / Instructor)

Since June 28, 2011
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 130
Ape Index: +1
Climbing Since: 2006
Setting Since: 2010
Climbing Style: Routes, the longer and steeper the better.
Setting Style: Keep things simple and smooth, with each move setting the climber up to progress into the next. Avoid the green tape at all costs.
Tim “Tic Tac” (RJ1 Youth Program Director / Routesetter)
Since 2012
TimHeight: 5′ 10.5″
Weight: 160
Ape Index: +1.5″
Climbing Since: 2001
Setting Since: 2002
Setting Philosophy: I take one of two approaches; I have a particular movement and grade that I want to convey, or I find a collection of holds and let them speak to me. I prefer to give you a bad or small foot for movement than a better hand hold, so that you have to think about how to move between the grips.
Dan “Danimal”
(Routesetter / Instructor)

Since March 3, 2014
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 185
Ape Index: +5
Climbing Since: 2011
Climbing Style: I really enjoy a combination between steep powerful moves, and techy vert. More variety leads to a well rounded climber.
Setting Philosophy: Have every move set you up into the next series of moves. I also try to incorporate moves you may encounter on real rock. It also should be pleasing to look at as well good aesthetics leads to good routes!
Matt “Iggy”
(Routesetter / Instructor)

Since March 3, 2014
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 150
Ape Index: +1.5″
Climbing since: 2008
Setting since: 2012
Setting philosophy: I like to create tenuous movement that requires a tight core and good footwork. I also like slopers.
Mimi “Wall Witch”

Since 2014
Height: 5′ 3″
Ape Index: +1.5″
Climbing since: 2010
Setting since: 2014
Climbing Style: Teeny tiny holds and static movements. Too many lock offs.
Setting philosophy: I just want to set interesting movements and routes/problems that you have to think about.