Third Annual Setter Summit to Elevate Climbing Industry in Salt Lake City


Setter Summit and CBJ Grip Showcase

Salt Lake City, UT – [9 July 2024] – The climbing community is set to converge on Salt Lake City from September 11-14 for the highly anticipated, third annual Setter Summit, a premier networking and educational event dedicated to the art and safety of route setting. Sponsored by the Front Climbing Club, Proxy Climbing, Vertical Solutions, and Petzl, the Setter Summit promises an enriching experience for route setting professionals. This year’s event is targeted towards head and advanced route settings looking to elevate their leadership skillset.

This year’s event is specifically targeted towards head and advanced route setters looking to elevate their leadership skillset. Route setters will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on workshops, attend insightful networking events, gain industry certifications, and participate in collaborative sessions led by industry experts. The event is designed to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge necessary to elevate their route setting skills and certifications, and to stay abreast of the latest trends and innovations in the climbing world.

Setter Showdown

Running concurrently with the Setter Summit is the highly acclaimed CBJ Grip Showcase, an event sponsored by Proxy Climbing, Vertical Solutions, and The Front Climbing Club. The Grip Showcase will bring together leading climbing hold brands, offering attendees a unique opportunity to explore the latest designs and innovations in climbing holds.

“The Setter Summit and Grip Showcase represent a unique convergence of creativity, innovation, and community within the climbing industry,” said Liz Pecknold, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager for Vertical Solutions and Proxy Climbing. “We are excited to bring together such a diverse group of professionals and companies to share knowledge, celebrate achievements, and inspire the next generation of route setters.”

Last but not least, the Setter Summit will also run concurrently with Petzl’s Belay Experience Tour, an event focused on the release of Petzl’s latest auto-locking belay device, the Neox. Attendees will have the chance to experience firsthand the innovative features of the Neox, participate in demonstrations, and learn from Petzl’s expert team about the advancements in belay technology.

With Salt Lake City’s reputation as a hub for outdoor recreation and climbing culture, the Setter Summit and Grip Showcase are poised to become cornerstone events in the climbing calendar. Attendees can look forward to an immersive experience filled with learning, collaboration, and inspiration.

Registration for the Setter Summit is now open. For more information and to register, please visit

Join us in Salt Lake City this September to connect, learn, and elevate your climbing game at the Setter Summit and Grip Showcase!

About The Front Climbing Club:
The Front Climbing Club is a premier climbing gym dedicated to fostering a vibrant climbing community through exceptional facilities, programs, and events. With locations in Salt Lake City, Millcreek, and Ogden, UT, The Front Climbing Club is committed to promoting the sport of climbing and supporting climbers of all levels.

About Proxy Climbing:
Proxy Climbing is a leading manufacturer of high-quality climbing holds. With a focus on innovation and design, Proxy Climbing aims to provide setters and climbers alike with the best possible plastic to enhance their creativity and performance.

About Vertical Solutions:
Vertical Solutions is a renowned provider of custom climbing walls and flooring solutions (Habit Climbing) for climbing gyms and facilities nationwide. With a commitment to quality and craftsmanship, Vertical Solutions helps create world-class climbing facilities.

About Petzl:
Petzl is a world-renowned manufacturer of climbing and professional rope access equipment, dedicated to providing innovative solutions for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals. With a strong focus on safety, quality, and performance, Petzl continues to lead the way in developing cutting-edge gear for sport and professional operations.

About Climbing Business Journal:
Climbing Business Journal is the world’s leading independent news outlet dedicated to covering the indoor climbing industry. CBJ publishes the latest coverage of climbing industry news, gym developments, industry best practices, risk management, climbing competitions, youth coaching and routesetting.

Liz Pecknold
Senior Sales and Marketing Manager, Vertical Solutions and Proxy Climbing

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