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Assistant Head Routesetter

Reach Climbing and Fitness

Job Description: Assistant Head Routesetter

Reports to: Director of Routesetting

This is a full-time position with benefits

Reach is a state of the art indoor rock climbing and fitness facility located in Bridgeport, PA. Reach exists to offer the best climbing experience in the Philadelphia area. We serve any level of fitness seeker from first time climber to those training for lifetime goals. We strive to have the most complete facility, knowledgeable and engaged staff, comprehensive youth programming, and strongest community in the region.

Reach Climbing and Fitness is in the process of building their 3rd facility in Philadelphia, PA. We are adding setters to our crew to fulfill the setting needs at our 2 operational locations, Reach Climbing and Fitness and The Factory at Reach.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Head Routesetter

  • Fulfill all duties of a Reach Routesetter (mentioned below) in an exemplary manner
  • Assist the Director of Routesetting (DoR) as requested with managerial responsibilities, such as setlist building, team management, upkeep of Kaya/Plastick, beta videos, etc.
  • Ensure that all routesetters are adhering to the expectations of the team, such as proper PPE usage, professionalism and quality routesetting
  • A strong understanding for the vision of the routesetting program, and the expectations of the DoR
  • The ability to confidently lead the routesetting team and uphold the expectations of program, in the absence of the DoR

 

Reach Routesetters are:

  • Team players
  • Adaptable
  • Hard workers
  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Passionate about their craft
  • Professional
  • Creative

Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to safe routesetting practices, such as the use of PPE, proper ladder usage, etc
  • Set an equitable amount of routes and boulder problems for all Reach Climbing and Fitness facilities
  • Contribute as a team member to forerunning
  • Collaborate with setters on boulders and routes
  • Set for and attend all competitions and events (includes occasional weekends)
  • Help introduce fresh ideas and concepts during setting days
  • Assist with wall maintenance as needed
  • Assist with stripping of walls and washing of holds
  • Assist with auto belay and rope inspections and replacements
  • Maintain cleanliness of setting room and garage
  • Maintain organization of personal gear
  • Communicate and engage with the climbing community
  • Assist with volume construction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years prior-commercial routesetting experience
  • Level 1 (or higher) USAC routesetting certification
  • Competition routesetting experience
  • The ability to forerun boulders V7 and up
  • The ability to forerun routes 5.13- and up

We welcome all interested applicants to apply, regardless of experience.

Compensation

Pay:  $18.00-$21.00/hr, depending on experience.

Other benefits:

  • Free membership to all Reach Facilities
  • Professional development support for USAC certifications
  • Paid Setters’ Day Out (visiting & climbing at local destinations)
  • Annual shoe reimbursement (1 pair)

If interested, please send your resume to: matt@reachclimbing.com

To apply for this job email your details to matt@reachclimbing.com