Route Setters

Nathan “NattyGray”
(Routesetting Manager)

Since May 2007
NathanHeight: 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 2011
JamieHeight: 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 2011
KeithHeight: 5’8″
Weight: 130
Ape Index: +1
Climbing Since: 2006
Setting Since: 2010
Climbing Style: Routes, the longer and steeper the better.
Setting Style: I try to set routes that climb very smoothly, creating an enjoyable path for the climber to follow to the top of the wall. I attempt to emphasize technical ability above pure brute strength and put a kibosh on “reachy” moves.
Tim “Tic Tac” (RJ1 Youth Program Director / Routesetter)
Since December 2011
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 2014
DanHeight: 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 2014
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 150
Ape Index: +1.5″
Climbing since: 2008
Setting since: 2012
Climbing Style: Compressing slopers and avoiding crimps whenever possible.
Setting Philosophy: I like to create tenuous movement that requires a tight core and good footwork. I also like slopers.
Clay “Claytron”
(Routesetter / Instructor)

Since November 2014
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 175
Ape Index: +1″
Climbing since: 2007
Setting since: 2009
Climbing Style: I enjoy anything from technical slab to overhung and powerful.
Setting philosophy: The flow of the route is most important. Each movement should lead into the next fluidly while keeping the climber engaged from bottom to the top.
Mimi “Wall Witch”
(Routesetter / Instructor)

Since March 2015
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.
Augy “Augnacious”
(Routesetter / Instructor)

Since May 2015
Height: 5′ 7″
Ape Index: +2″
Climbing since: 2004
Setting since: 2004
Climbing Style: I try to be as well rounded as possible, but I tend to do better on crimps.
Setting philosophy: Be creative without tricking anyone.