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    Head Routesetter

    Trango Holds Pardners

    Website Metrorock

    Metrorock is looking to hire a Head Routesetter for our Bushwick NY location. The Head Routesetter is the leader of the setting department at their gym. They are experienced, highly certified professionals with high level understanding of climbing movement, a deep knowledge and proficiency with setting tools and equipment, and a passion for the craft of routesetting. They are competent leaders and managers with an understanding of best practices in those fields.

    Primary Job Duties


    • Communicate respectively and coherently with all members of the team
    • Communicate expectations of the day/week/month to the team in a timely and appropriate manner
    • Conduct yourself professionally during the times you are representing Metrorock
    • Represent yourself as a mentor to all setters on your team
      Setting Boulders & Routes

    Maintain changeover rates

    • Provide feedback to other setters on their product during the setting day
    • Manage and deliver the final product of the set to the customers at the quality that is expected of Metrorock setting
    • Create fun, interesting, creative boulder problems and routes
    • Experiment with different setting styles, innovating and co-creating with the rest of the team
    • Forerun routes and problems providing and receiving constructive feedback to setting team members
    • Take constructive feedback and make appropriate changes to the product


    • Manage the maintenance of Ropes, Draws, and other climbing wall related equipment
    • Create quarterly holds orders within the budget provided by the Director of Routesetting
    • Maintain supplies essential to routesetting


    • Chief any competitions hosted in your home gym that you have the ability and certification to chief
    • Participate in setting of all competitions hosted by your gym
    • Regularly participate in setting competitions hosted by other Metrorock locations

    Professional Development

    • Regularly seek out professional development opportunities both within and outside of Metrorock
    • Perform quarterly reviews for your team


    • Must have at least 3 years of routesetting experience
    • Safe Sport Certified
    • Must be able to effectively forerun V6 and 5.12+
    • Capable of setting 2-3 routes per day
    • Capable of setting 6-7 boulders per day
    • Strong understanding of climbing techniques and movement skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate professionally and effectively
    • Excellent group management skills
    • Understanding of USAC Rules, Regulations, and Policies
    • Experience with USA Climbing competitions
    • High level understanding and proficiency with Plastik
    • Basic understanding and proficiency with Rock Gym Pro


    • $60,000-$70,000 yearly salary based upon experience
    • Structured wage increases
    • Health insurance reimbursement
    • Housing reimbursement
    • 15 days of PTO
    • Company sponsored professional development

    To apply please send a resume to with the Subject line “Headsetter Application Metrorock Bushwick”.

    We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, race, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. to apply.

    To apply for this job email your details to

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