If, like me, you live in a city somewhere with little or no access to rock, then chances are you climb indoors somewhere. The question is, have you ever wondered how all those routes and boulder problems get created? Well, here's how...
I spent a day with four of The Castle Climbing Centre's route setters while they reset the Mezzanine area (the largest bouldering area within the Castle, and with the largest amount of problems; usually around 25-30+ ranging from V0- to V8/9). This video is a hugely condensed version of a very long and intense day squeezed down into a little over four minutes, but gives a good overview of the process of stripping, setting and testing a bouldering area.
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Filmed, Edited & Produced by Ben Grubb.
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