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    • Full Time
    • Austin, TX
    • Aug 26, 2024

    Website Austin Bouldering Project


    Bouldering Project

    Job Description: Routesetter

    Hours: Vary, Non-Exempt

    Reports to: Head Routesetter

    Compensation: DOE (19/hr+)

    At Bouldering Project, we believe in the power of play, wellness, exploration, and meaningful human connection. We create fun, inspiring and inclusive climbing, movement, and community spaces by living our values of being inclusive, growth-oriented, local at the core, and quality-obsessed. We create joyful places and pathways for climbing, fitness, yoga, and social experiences that inspire people to challenge themselves and engage in a lifestyle centered around health, friendship, and purpose.


    BP Routesetters are responsible for bringing BP’s vision for a best-in-class climbing product and experience to life each and every day. BP Routesetters are responsible for bringing an unparalleled level of quality, creativity, professionalism, teamwork, and craftsmanship to the work they perform. The makings of an incredible climbing experience begins with the BP Routesetter.


    BP Routesetters exemplify the following traits:

    Creativity – striving to consistently come up with outside-of-the-box ideas that break the mold of everyday thinking and methods
    Inclusive – designing a product that welcomes and provides something for people of all walks of life
    Quality-obsessed – a desire to curate  the absolute best climbing experience in the industry
    Growth-oriented – a strong desire to learn, grow, and better oneself and those around them every day
    Innovation – a dedication to seeking new ideas, not settling for the status quo, and a strong desire to push the BP routesetting and climbing experience and product forward
    Passion –  deeply bought into what we do and love bringing it to life every day
    Professionalism – setting high expectations for oneself and exemplifying professionalism in routesetting and accountability for actions and the work performed
    Development – a strong desire to seek personal development
    Communication – the ability to give and receive positive feedback and constructive criticism well


    Product and Experience Design

    Represent and live BP’s values – designing with these in mind and performing whatever task necessary to create an experience in line with these values
    Bring BP’s Climbing Experience Guiding Principles to life and live BP’s People Guiding Principles each and every day
    Create an unparalleled climbing experience by working to bring BP’s circuits to life in a way that best exemplifies their benefits while being an advocate for BP’s circuit system and celebrating it in all work performed
    Maintain an excellent relationship with the Head Routesetter, setting team members, local staff, and local leadership – providing feedback and taking direction when necessary
    Work to create and maintain a climbing product that meets the standards and expectations of the Head Routesetter
    Maintain high standards for a clean, professional product
    Spend adequate time interacting with the local community in order to gather feedback and assess the impact of the work being performed.
    Training and Development

    Seek personal development and progression through BP’s Routesetter Tiering System for you and those around you
    Conduct yourself and encourage a culture that best represents the expectations of the BP Routesetting department, BP’s values, and local leadership.
    Maintain the highest possible standards or risk management and be in constant pursuit of ways to mitigate risk
    Collaborate with other gym staff to help meet the needs of other departments and the gym as a whole
    Maintain availability and desire to assist with BP’s other local departments and events
    Provide critical and constructive feedback to the Head Routesetter regarding product, experience, job satisfaction, morale, and workload

    At BP, Routesetters’ jobs don’t begin and end with grips coming off the wall and going back on. Routesetters will involve themselves in every aspect of the gym and the community in an effort to better connect everyone with the BP climbing product. This may include participation in instruction, coaching, events, meetups, and other activities, as needed.
    Assist in creating and driving events in the gym that serve to better connect our product with our communities
    Be an example of what it means to be a community leader for BP staff

    Work closely with other gym staff to balance space needs and equipment/resource use
    Maintain organized, clean, and efficient back-stock systems
    Ensure that all holds and equipment remain clean, functioning, and of high quality.
    Maintain the cleanliness and professionalism of all climbing spaces including, but not limited to, climbing walls, training boards, and training spaces.
    Aid in the maintenance of bouldering padding and instructional spaces


    • At least 4 years climbing experience
    • At least 2 years of setting experience
    • Ability to climb V6 in many styles comfortably Past setting experience preferred
    • Team work, communication skills, and the ability to receive and implement feedback gracefully
    • Passion for climbing and community
    • Desire to continually work to improve own climbing and setting skills


    Though the route setting will be performed on a regular basis, many duties require an ability to be flexible in working hours: Weekday, weekends, mornings, and nights may be required. Total workweek hours are variable depending on the position available.


    While BP’s performance expectations are high, so are its expectations for maintaining a healthy, sustainable work-life balance. BP Routsetters enjoy the following benefits with their employment:

    • A sustainable routesetting workload that encourages quality over quantity
    • Opportunities for paid professional development opportunities
    • Opportunities for paid travel to other BP locations
    • Weekly setter-wellness hours
    • Access to BP shoe and gear programs
    • Discounts on retail items
    • Plus one memberships for partners
    • Access to industry pro deals and discounts


    Please email cover letter and resume to chris.kelly@boulderingproject.com

    Bouldering Project strives to embody equal opportunity in our workplaces. We believe that different perspectives and identities strengthen our communities, and unlock our potential.



    To apply for this job email your details to Chris.kelly@boulderingproject.com

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